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Overall rating
79.31/100
votes
245
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2004
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 4500 ml
Barcode
5060088790069
Added on
04 Aug 2007 7:38 pm
UncoloredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 49,50

11 × in wishlist

245 × member ratings

470 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for BenRiach 12-year-old

46 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 79.31 points

  1. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    that's too shallow too easy for me
    I will not get warm with BenRiach
    • Nose
      Vanilla, malt, green, grassy, slightly sweet
    • Taste
      full on the palate
      spicy, light lemon and sherry, light tannins and licorice
    • Finish
      short to medium long
      slightly bitter, slightly oak

  2. LittlePeat scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Nose: Arg sour quince, a little clove, paprika, tidy wood, very slightly dusty. Kumquat in the background and - hardly noticeable - Lemondrops. No shades, but standing by the acid and the alcohol. Palate: fruit acid and, above all, a lot of fresh oak. The alcohol is quite noticeable. As far as the barrels are concerned, I would type 80% bourbon and 20% rum.
    Finish: Clean and long. Sour quince & fresh wood.
    Conclusion: Quite okay, even more than that.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  3. Mr.Sandwich scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      78 78

  4. Mr.Sandwich scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sweet - after ripe apples and barley malt. Grass meadow with blossoming flowers and vanilla, also something metallic comes through.
    • Taste
      At first very easy. Becomes stronger - with malted barley, yeast, spices (pepper), ripe garden fruits and berries (apple, blue and blackberry) - accompanied by some wood.
    • Finish
      Sweet and malty, pepper, blueberry, wood

  5. WhiskyGB scored this whisky 73 points Expert Junior

    Not a spectaculair whisky, but a nice starter of the evening
    • Nose
      Sweet vanilla, little tingle in the nose
    • Taste
      Soft, sweet, citrus fruits with a hint of spice
    • Finish
      Soft short sweet and dry

  6. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      72 72
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      75 75

  7. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    boring at best, like drinking
    watered down bourbon with grain whisky and hints of speyside
    scotch
    • Nose
      brown wood, vanilla, honey, light
      fruits, bourbon
    • Taste
      bourbon, flat grain sweetness, light
      fruits, light malt, citrus, waxy cream
    • Finish
      short, citrus tang, minerals, light honey
      sweet, nutty grass at the back

  8. Peated-Boy did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    OK but not earth-shattering
    • Nose
      Smooth
    • Taste
      Apple, lemon, peach
    • Finish
      medium

  9. rawd1968 scored this whisky 79 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  10. Andytka3 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    N- Vanilla, mint chocolate, leafy and floral. Pleasant and charm.

    P- Fresh fruits and frizzy. Sweet malt, floral and honey. Well structure and up front.

    F- Medium long. Smooth with a layer of earthiness, lightly toasted.


    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

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