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BenRiach 16-year-old

Overall rating
82.48/100
votes
427
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Blue Label
Bottled
2012
Stated Age
16 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
LF 11265
Barcode
5060088790120
Added on
24 Feb 2011 2:08 am
UncoloredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 90,73

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Whisky Reviews for BenRiach 16-year-old

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.48 points

  1. matts scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Character: A light fruity, dominated by spicy-juicy oak filling that comes along a bit rough. Intense, noticeably peppery, almost watery in between and neatly bitter towards the end of the flavor development.
    Rating: pure tree sap. With a good dose of bitterness. I do not think so bad, but this Benriach 16y is quite special. The nose I liked the most compared. Because of the very one-dimensional taste and the phased weaknesses in the mouthfeel, there is nothing more than a benevolent 85 points. Honored in that there are days when I really like such juicy-woody-bitter drops.
    • Nose
      The first impression is light-fruited. Oranges and limes meet plenty of peach and pineapple. Behind it, some vanilla and honey resonate. Not too complex, but quite intense and a slightly dusty oak wood flavor increases the suspense before the first try.
    • Taste
      The drop hits the tongue clearly and with a slightly dusty appearance. Herber Braumsaft makes itself wide in the mouth. The oak ensures a proper spice. Barley malt shows up and over time, the slightly diffuse fruit acid gives way to a recognizable peach flavor. However, the taste does not become fruity at any time. Quickly take a neat pinch of pepper and the juicy oak back into command. Peppery, woody and slightly bitter it goes into the finish. Mouthfeel tilts now and then unfortunately something in the watery.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium-long and spicy-dry. As if you had just taken a sip of the juice pressed fresh oak branches. With a good deal of bitterness, this tree juice meets a certain sweetness of fruit and every now and then malt and vanilla shine through. Finally, the bitterness prevails, although the vanilla always tries to maintain a certain counterpoint.

  2. Martin1965 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Vanilla, honey, fruit compote
    • Taste
      Vanilla, spices, oak, sweet, creamy sweets
    • Finish
      Medium long, sweet and fruity

      Very nice 16er, everything was great, good PLV.

  3. dramspotter scored this whisky 66 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting
    • Nose
      dusty, sandal
    • Taste
      not much to this
    • Finish
      longer than you would expect given the palate

  4. Crann feàrna scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. MadScientist scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. Opeth83 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  8. drkrylov scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  9. Oloroso-Butt scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      77 77

  10. DreamMalt scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      83 83

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