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BenRiach 16-year-old

Overall rating
82.13/100
votes
208
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Blue Label
Bottled
26.03.2013
Stated Age
16 years old
Casktype
Oak Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
LG30269
Barcode
5060088790120
Added on
04 Aug 2007 7:38 pm
UncoloredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 55,88

13 × in wishlist

208 × member ratings

449 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for BenRiach 16-year-old

45 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.13 points

  1. wako93 scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    You might think that 43% Vol. Actually can not really transport flavors. This succeeds BenRiach but quite. Of course, this is no fireworks at the same time overwhelmed the malt but not synonymous. Since you can not complain big. PLV is excellent, gives the guy always around 40 €. Personally, I would put the Euros but rather in the 20s. ;)
    • Nose
      83 83
      fresh and fruity. Reminds somehow of a meadow orchard on the different apple and pear trees and bees peacefully hum. One lies under one of the trees and smells resin and freshly broken branches. Alcohol flashes through again and again, in the form of peppery notes.
    • Taste
      86 86
      slight pungency through the oak (peffrig) gives the hand with a pleasant sweetness (honey, caramel, vanilla). This is accompanied by a nice, subtle acid reminiscent of apple and pear. In general, the malt can be described well with green fruits.
      The mouthfeel is creamy to oily.
    • Finish
      85 85
      The finish starts slightly malty and then becomes increasingly dry. Towards the end then slightly tart notes.

  2. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A very nice standard Benriach, you can not say much!
    • Nose
      Very nice tart, full apple notes, as if you grind apples, beautiful soft malt notes, marzipan, vanilla, a little light honey, pear, nettle melon, very nice freshness in it, a hint of mint as well
    • Taste
      Here again directly the beautiful, already slightly mushy apple, red and green, pear, slight heather meadow, generally a little grassy and even a little floral, nice fresh honey from the forest, nettle melon, some lemon, mint, vanilla and a hint of cinnamon, also slightly sour malt and vllt. A touch of Heiderauch completely removed
    • Finish
      Tart, apple peel + apple, some grapefruit, pear, malty oak with light bitterness, sour-bitter, medium-long, quite yummy, calls for another sip

  3. dRambo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. dRambo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A beautiful malt with a varied profile and a great PLV a pity that he was eliminated in 2016
    • Nose
      ripe juicy sweet and sour apples, vanilla, spicy fragrant oak - the virgin oak content is directly felt here - intense wood - a bit grassy, ​​spicy minimal resinous with nice acidity, a hint of smoke only as part of the spice backdrop
    • Taste
      Honey sweet, sparkling spicy oak - with slight bitterness and an enormous complexity for the age and the low alcohol strength, a lot of sweet vanilla, some pepper and nutmeg, applesauce, some nuts and cocoa, round, creamy, slightly thick, balanced nevertheless spicy
    • Finish
      warm - beautiful bourbon tartness, light dryness, nutty bitterness with a lot of dark chocolate and a touch of mint

  5. maltaholic scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. martinni scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      72 72

  7. MM-Speyside scored this whisky 68 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      60 60

  8. pianoman scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Apple juice. Roses. Freshly sawn wood.
    • Taste
      Apple. Nuts with some pepper and cinnamon.

  9. Whisky-ettenleur scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      Complex smell. Can not find out what it is, fruit? vanilla?
    • Taste
      Soft taste in which I taste some fruit and vanilla.
    • Finish
      Soft and spicy aftertaste

  10. Whisky-ettenleur scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

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