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BenRiach 1975

Overall rating
92.22/100
votes
181
Whiskybase ID
WB22037
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
Market
be Belgium
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

28 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.22 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. sagara-kun scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    I tasted some 1976 but this is my first 1975.
    And surprisingly it may be the best Benriach I have tasted.
    What complexity! The nose is changeable, twirling, playful. What a delight.
    • Nose
      94 94
      Delicate nose, far from the exotic aggressiveness of some 1976s.
      Very scalable, let it air out.
      Very fresh at first, with a nice here of mint and pepper.
      Then a magical whiff of pomegranate. Black Grappe.
      Zest of lemon, orange. Then the flesh of the orange.
      Then we evolve on the exotic, the passion fruit, the mango.
      What an evolution!
      We follow with pineapple, wood, heather honey.
    • Taste
      93 93
      In the mouth it is more classic, even if very very good.
      Exoticism, passion fruit, guava, pineapple.
      Honey, spices, wood. Salt and spray. It is very oily.
    • Finish
      94 94
      Exuberant finish on exotic fruits.
      Passion fruit above all, then mango.
      Black pepper. A real fruit salad.

  3. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  4. SimonOHA scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    The set is superb. Who doesn't love tropical fruits?
    • Nose
      Full nose of tropical fruits: fresh mango, pineapple and roasted bananas. Barely infused vanilla pods. Aeration gives way to peach and cherry, while preserving this pretty fresh mango. Stretched on a light cedar wood rubbed with orange tree bark and sometimes coconut depending on the fragrance.
    • Taste
      Palate sweeter than I thought but on a much riper mango than on the nose. Creamy pineapple. Passion fruit, wood flan and floral honey. Cinnamon and pepper. The wood of the nose is there in the mouth, succulent.
    • Finish
      Final on tropical fruits in a potpourri with some shavings of ginger and cloves.

  5. kofima scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  6. bvrsky scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  7. JNuyts scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  8. TomP scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

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

  9. Cipidos scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

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

  10. Wouter1973 scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      94 94
      Immense tropical fruit with lots of ripe apricot and mango, pineapple. After some time, refinement coming in with some zesty, fresher notes. You could just let the angels have this dram, smell without tasting and not regret a thing. Great nose stays enjoyable for a long time.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Invasive ripe mango, papaya notes but lemon and some mint balance the powerful fruits elegantly. Waxy mouthfeel, with a little more spice powers than the nose suggests.
    • Finish
      93 93
      Long, back to the tropical fruit. Some ginger and now the grapefruit coming through. Pineapple continues in a very nice balance with the oak.

  11. DoctorRockter scored this whisky 95 points Expert Junior

    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.

  12. squaadgras scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

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

  13. stefsel111 scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

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

  14. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

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

  15. wataya scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

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

  16. 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

  17. 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.

  18. GIORGOS scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  19. Maurice_M2 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  20. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 755€ at Whisky Auction (September 2017).

  21. MikerG2k scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  22. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  23. Hvdree scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      92 92

  24. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    The best BenRiach single cask that I tasted sofar! Truly majestic tropical fruit bomb.
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      94 94

  25. Peter87 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

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

  26. tebond968 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    Benriach 35y 1975/2011, 51%, OB for Asta Morris, cask 7227, 236 bts.
    The nose starts on a sublime fruitiness, both garden fruit - I think of apples and gooseberries - as tropical fruit: passion fruit, mango and pineapple, and also pink grapefruit, with a little granulated sugar. Succulent! He continues on honey, heather, rosehip, hay and oak. Soft oak that gives the already beautiful whole extra character, extra punch. Taste. The whisky does not stay well on the tongue, but immediately explores all corners of the mouth. It is powerful, creamy and immediately full-blown tropical. Melon in particular, papaya and also some passion fruit. We have the pink grapefruit again. Like the soft oak of the nose, candy and a subtle spiciness. Big! Long, delicious aftertaste where the tropical fruit of no neighborhoods wants to know. Impressive. Really impressive. 95/100 http://onversneden.com/2011/06/01/benriach-35y-1975-asta-morris/

  27. sebou007 scored this whisky 93 points Member Junior

    The big brother has nothing to envy to the 76 already out. More restraint, less sugar, less exuberance, but elegance and racy.
    It must be allowed time to express myself.
    • Nose
      Superb nose on exotic fruits (papaya, mango, passion fruit) very walls. Pink grapefruit .
      One side buttered, almond powder. A nice freshness mentholée. Tarte tatin, honey.
      It's very Benriach 76, more mature, less fresh and exuberant. We move to a side brioche grilled.
      The woody comes here just to emphasize the quality of this nose.
      A bit of milk chocolate , salted butter caramel . The tropical side argues with a lassi side.
    • Taste
      Mango, a lot of mango, very ripe. It's good.
      We pass on notes of yellow fruits (apricot, peach syrup, peach). A little honey. It's full, complex.
      A slightly woody side, very fine.
    • Finish
      Long, on mango and tropical fruits. Grapefruit.

  28. MacMenM scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    what can you say about this ? Truly a classic great whisky : adoration of a dram !
    • Nose
      needs a lot of time, lots of citrus after 20 minutes, then strawberries, pineapple, some honey and indian spices, some oak
    • Taste
      nice sweetness, melons and apricots, powerful and direct into some great BenRiach - fruits, spices everywehere in the mouth
    • Finish
      fruits everywhere, long, and its stays and stays ...

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