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BenRiach 1975

Overall rating
92.35/100
votes
173
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask Bottling
Vintage
22.12.1975
Bottled
05.2011
Stated Age
35 years old
Casktype
Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
7227
Number of bottles
236
Strength
51.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060088793190
Bottled for
Asta Morris
Added on
28 May 2011 5:59 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 665.00

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Whisky Reviews for BenRiach 1975

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.35 points

  1. WhiskyNotes scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Everybody wondered whether this is a new classic and whether it is better than cask 3557. I didn't have them head-to-head and I don't think it really matters anyway. All I can say is that it's different from the 1976's. It takes more time to seduce you but the evolution in the glass is really a textbook example of great BenRiach. Well done Bert!
    • Nose
      The first fifteen minutes, I thought it would not be as good as the highly praised 1976 casks. It was nice and fruity but rather silent. It's only after some time and airing that it shows its true character. Great citrus notes (pink grapefruit and tangerine), evolving to warmer, exotic fruits like pineapple, mango and strawberries. Quite some honey. Subtle oak adds some spices to the mix. Great nose which keeps evolving in the glass. Don't be hasty.
    • Taste
      A little sweeter than expected - honey sweetness again. Now lovely notes of fresh apricots and melon, with sweet/sour hints of passion fruit. Ripe mango. Typical BenRiach fruitiness with soft oak in the background.
    • Finish
      Long and fruity, with pink grapefruit taking the lead in the fruit basket.

  2. andreapalma83 scored this whisky 95 points Member Senior

    color: dark gold
    nose: fruit explosion, crazy and wonderful, peach in the first place, mango, apricot, peach jam, green apple in the finish
    taste: waxy, oily, still fruit, a more citrusy side of citron and candied orange emerges, still peach, medlars, honey
    final: initially passito, then almost salty, like white wine, still cedar
    with water: sweeter on the nose, less fruity and more, hints of vanilla, on the palate more wax, more oily, malt emerges on the fruity side
    Huge whisky, an explosion of fruit, honestly one of the best and most particular ever tasted.

  3. squaadgras scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  4. stefsel111 scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      94 94

  5. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      94 94

  6. wataya scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      93 93

  7. DavidH. scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Based on a sample, which stood over one year in my closet.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      92 92

  8. aphex scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    The famous Benriach fruitiness. Beautiful fresh and fruity nose and tasty and even fruitier palate.
    Great whisky and great selection from Asta Morris.
    • Nose
      Subtle exotic and yellow fruits basket. Mangoes, passion fruits, pineapples, peaches, apricots, grapefruits. A spoon of honey, a few spices. With time mentholated and light earthy notes join the party for an even fresher feeling.
    • Taste
      Very fruity, waxy and creamy. Exotic and yellow fruits from the nose, more citruses and spices from the oak.
    • Finish
      Long, fruity, grapefruits sourness, cloves.

  9. GIORGOS scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  10. Maurice_casqueteer scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

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