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BenRiach 2008 MoS

Overall rating
89.00/100
votes
7
Whiskybase ID
WB208885
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Malts of Scotland (MoS)
Bottling serie
WhiskyandArt
Vintage
2008
Bottled
2022
Stated Age
14 years old
Casktype
Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
MoS 22006
Number of bottles
289
Strength
52.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Whisky&Art "When Taste becomes an experience"
Added on
24 Apr 2022 11:05 pm by Whisky&Art
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 99.00

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Whisky Reviews for BenRiach 2008 MoS

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.00 points

  1. Whisky&Art scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    The color is more like port or a wine barrel. But it says Sherry Hogshead on it and it was actually a Sherry cask.
    I was immediately impressed by the nose. I had so much vanilla and Storck Riesen as light fruits that I initially thought of vanilla cream puddig or even Künefe or Creme Brule'. Later, I smelled raspberry and dusty oak. But the alcohol wasn't that unpleasantly stinging or pungent in the nose. After the malt was breathing in the glass for 10 minutes, it became increasingly softer and the alcohol was no longer noticeable.
    This feeling then continues in the mouth and more fruits are added. I had gooseberry and quince a bit acidic but pleasantly refreshing, almost like sour fizzy candy. The oak is present and makes it complete without being overbearing in any way.
    The finish is relatively long with pleasant fruit notes but also with the 52.9% vol. .I think it's a round, complex Benriach. Almost nothing bothered me, on the contrary, everything was perfectly interwoven. If anything, I found the bitter notes a little too bitter. But that also depends on the shape of the day.
    I'm happy about this bottling, even if it's a bit subjective in this case, of course, and I'm a bit biased.
    • Nose
      Fruits, gooseberry, quince, green apple, vanilla and oak
    • Taste
      Mouthfeel: Creamy
      Taste:
      Vanilla, fruit, creme brule, green and yellow fruits. Something sour, sour drops or fruit fizz.
      Again wood and a slight bitterness.
    • Finish
      Long and beautiful, but also powerful and the alcohol is evident. Feel free to try a few drops of water.

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