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Overall rating
87.31/100
votes
20
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Liquid Sun (LS)
Vintage
1985
Bottled
2010
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Strength
48.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
White Label Printed in Black & Gold
Added on
09 Mar 2011 11:18 pm
UncoloredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 299.00

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20 × member ratings

18 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for BenRiach 1985 LS

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.31 points

  1. Volanne did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Probably one of LS's first bottling, along with a nice Bunnah. I wonder if the cask was not bottled half with this old label, and half with their new label (https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/29143).

    An opinion, someone?

  2. thijs100 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A nice amount of influence from the ex-bourbon cask, but despite it being 25 years old the spirit is not overshadowed.
    • Nose
      Very malty and really fruity. Some lime, pineapple, lemon and banana peel. Wood shavings as well. It's oaky, but not too much. A profile that I've been enjoying more and more recently.
    • Taste
      A tad sweeter than I expected, with some nice sweet barley notes. The oak makes an encore. Fairly grassy, as well as a good amount of green apples and tinned pineapple. A hint of cumin.
    • Finish
      Finish is medium in length. Some oak, but mainly grassy notes.

  3. PierreDH scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Very sweet, sweet. Fruity, apples and pears compote. Slightly peppery. Vanilla tip. Becomes soapy and dusty with water.
    • Taste
      Slightly aggressive, hot. Then round and fruity. But always a spicy side.
    • Finish
      Fruity enough, on the peach. Bitterness at the end of the mouth but the fruitiness is quite persistent.

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