BenRiach 16-year-old

Overall rating
82.31/100
votes
214
Whiskybase ID
WB224
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

€ 98.63

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214 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for BenRiach 16-year-old

42 users have left 49 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 82.31 points.

  1. FeydRautha scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  2. Foudos scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  3. Donpistoni scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    This was my first single malt ever. What a pleasant entry it was!

  4. Monte Gehro scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A wonderfully balanced standard. Honey, fruit, oak, malt, vanilla. Exactly the right drinking strength, not weak or sloping in the mouth. On the contrary: For "only" 43% alcohol content intense and powerful, and then a comparatively long and pleasantly warm finish.

  5. wako93 scored this whisky 85 points Expert 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.

  6. LiquidThoughts 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

  7. dRambo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  8. 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

  9. maltaholic scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  10. martinni scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

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

  11. MM-Speyside scored this whisky 68 points Expert Senior

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

  12. pianoman scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  13. 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

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

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

  15. wbarchive_104650 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  16. wbarchive_104650 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A solid malt. Here is the finish my personal highlight. I would not have expected at 43%. Super PLV (March 2016 about 45 €)
    • Nose
      bright fruits (apple, zirtone), flowery freshness, sweet blossom honey, malt, alcohol is not noticeable
    • Taste
      Vanilla, light wood (birch?), Honey, light bitterness, light apples
    • Finish
      medium to long, vanilla, oak and still very sweet sweet honey

  17. recursiewhisky scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    All in all a delicious whisky that has a lot to offer. He has sufficient complexity to smell good and always discover new things and is also accessible enough for a beginning whisky drinker. Overall a nice all-rounder for a nice price
    • Nose
      Full round scents, spicy (sugared ginger?, Vanilla), honey, fruity notes (papaya, banana, pineapple), a hint of chocolate, marzipan and oak.
    • Taste
      Beautiful round and complex flavors with a silky soft mouth feel. Creamy honey and chocolate. Tropical fruit (orange, banana, lime, coconut and pineapple) with notes of almond and hazelnut. Beautiful flavors of vanilla with oak. At the end a hint of herbs (sage and rosemary) that fit more with a roasted lamb than the dessert I tasted before. But certainly not overbearing or unpleasant.
    • Finish
      short to medium finish with notes of oak, orange and chocolate. slightly drying in the mouth. Right at the end it looks like I taste some smoke but then very much in the background.

  18. maltaholic scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Golden brown color, very appetizing. There is a lot to smell: pear, vanilla, clove, compote, grapes, sherry. Strengthy start, I am very warm heart. The vanilla comes out even more clearly, giving the whisky a sweetish-spicy note, suitable for the season. Great whisky for a very good price.

  19. vb_bembel scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      82 82

  20. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Well made standard Speysider in drinking strength without frippery, just good whisky with age at a fair price (45 €).

    (Of course nothing for the elite, cool filtered, no single cask, diluted, no 1st-fill-something, no finish ... so to speak stinking boring.)
    • Nose
      mild and sweet, malt, honey, vanilla, slightly floral freshness, a hint of pineapple and dry wood
    • Taste
      creamy and sweet, honey, slightly overripe banana, toffee, nut nougat ... if you give it a lot of time on the tongue, the oak comes to bear, tenderly roasted aromas and a pinch of pepper
    • Finish
      medium long, creamy, bittersweet

  21. MrRancho scored this whisky 78 points Expert Senior

    Nice, multi-layered whisky. The dominant floral aromas disturb the balance, but otherwise quite good and tasty.
    • Nose
      Flowery, honey, hay, apples, orange blossom, very light sherry and caramel notes, some wood removed.
    • Taste
      Flowers, sweet, some orange peel, some oak
    • Finish
      Medium long, flowery, a little oak, some salt.

  22. Shane_IL scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Classic ex-bourbon Speysider. 
    • Nose
      Honey. Light herbs. Dry grass. Pineapple in syrup. Light wood (balsa). Green banana. Apricots. Custard. 
    • Taste
      Sugary dried fruits. Banana. Bit of salt. Some woody vanilla. Icing sugar. 
    • Finish
      Medium. Bitter wood. Stewed fruit. Dry lemon. Hint of bitter espresso. 

  23. talyn256 did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Mmm, sublime! The nose is light and floral and the palate is perfectly balance between sweet fruit and barrel spices.
    • Nose
      Very clean. Green apples and felt marker pens. Lots of flowers and nectar with honey and macaroons. A hint of Malibu rum, and undoubtedly the smell of honeysuckle blossom. Wow.
    • Taste
      Strawberries with gingerbread ice cream and strüdel. Very well balanced between sweetness and spice.
    • Finish
      A whisp of salty, tangy peat and then creamy oak.

  24. afrb scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Well Balanced and Tasty.
    • Nose
      Fruity, Honey Raisins, Hint of Pineapple
    • Taste
      Clean. Slightly Bitter, Honey, Bananas, Pepper
    • Finish
      Sweet Caramel. Some Pepper. Fruity

  25. afrb scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Simple Well balanced and Tasty
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  26. Archer scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    A decent single malt from the Speyside, but it lacks a bit of complexity.
    • Nose
      Ripe fruits like pear and bright apples. Honey. Milk chocolate. An airy and light nose.
    • Taste
      Again, the fruits from the nose. In addition, however, a little nut and oak, also vanilla and a minimal Pfeffernote.
    • Finish
      Medium.
      At the beginning, the bright apples say goodbye, the pear stays a little longer, but is sharper than before. Finally, nutmeg and pepper remain.

  27. Archer scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

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

  28. zinaf scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Very delicate and light whisky but offers a good complexity.

  29. Glenladdie scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      80 80

  30. The-Man-best-Friend scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    The 12er was a smooth 8.
    With the years comes the rhythm, everything becomes finer, separates.
    Delicious.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  31. Springmarie scored this whisky 81 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      83 83

  32. Glenfarclas1887 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      84 84

  33. Maldhyr scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

     A surpisingly nice whisky for the price
    • Nose
      Honey (reminds of mead), vanilla and fruity with hints or raisins and wood.
    • Taste
      Wood, sweet (raisins), some spices and somewhat creamy (melted butter).
    • Finish
      Warm and sweet finish with caramel and some pepper.

  34. notesofmalt scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    BenRiach 16 years, 43% alc., Original bottling
    Maturation: bourbon and sherry casks, as well as unused American white oak barrels.
    Region: Speyside, Scotland Nose: sweet and fruity with some marzipan. This is followed by directly dried oranges and malt, then flower meadow. The sweetness is reminiscent of honey and shortbread. Then the nose is a little spicier, a little freshly peated peat is noticeable. ... Palate: Fruity and spicy, full in taste. Some heather, apples and nuts. A hint of peat smoke, honey and caramel, baked apple. Finish: Mid to long, drier than on the palate. With oak wood and a slightly bitter spiciness, some coffee. Conclusion: Significantly more mature and complex than the 12-year-old BenRiach, more oak on the palate and on the finish. For beginners maybe not immediately recommended, for advanced a perfect dram! 84/100 points (tasted 2015 - approx. 45)
    Thanks to the distillery Kammer-Kirsch GmbH for the sample and the photo! published on: www.notesofmalt.de

  35. smaeksle did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Nice malt for all days.
    • Nose
      Pleasantly sweet, such as marzipan and raisins, a little less clear is the sherry.
    • Taste
      Sweet, slightly spicy. Much more complex in the nose than in the mouth.
    • Finish
      Much less sweet and with plenty of spice.

  36. Betsie scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  37. Laugenbretzel scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  38. Cicero did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    a great whisky
    the incredibly sweet citrus fruit and the slowly developing smoke, which is becoming more and more present, harmonize wonderfully together
    • Nose
      strong smoke, in intensity somewhere between Talisker and Islay
      this is said to be supposedly non-smoky ... but I leave that, I've talked too often and speculated
      behind it a nice sweetness and citrus fruit
      Apricots and mirabelles
      the yellow fruits become sweeter
    • Taste
      Honey, yellow fruits
      salty-maritime and honey
      In the mouth, the smoke is almost not there at first, only in the throat it makes itself noticeable and then sneaks from back to front
    • Finish
      sweet and smoky, a fine campfire smoke has taken the entire mouth

  39. Malt Hans scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Fruity and malty aroma, apple, apricot, mango, nutmeg, heather honey and fennel. Vanilla sweet taste, anise, pepper, mint, orange marmalade and malt. Medium long, fruity and malty end.

  40. Hvdree scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      80 80

  41. Wild Thing scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    For the price a great malt.
    • Nose
      Refreshing aroma of meadow, vanilla and sweet honey. Followed by green apples and pears.
    • Taste
      First very sweet, and then strong and very spicy. Vanilla and very light oak notes. Much wealth and power.
    • Finish
      Medium spicy and spicy.

  42. Hans-Ludwig did not rate this whisky Shoplink Moderator

    The BenRiach is a honey-yellow whisky. The aroma is very gentle and plays around the nose with a mixture of caramel and pear. The taste is difficult to grasp. A light peppery spiciness, but also caramel and sweet fruits in the background. The finish is rather unspectacular, soft and short.
    This BenRiach is a simple, uncomplicated whisky. Simple, but tasty.

  43. Kirsch scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

    Soft sweet and fresh nose, with apples and pears, creamy creme brûlée, vanilla but it rather falls down on taste, with some bitterness reminiscent of blends. Some toffee and sweetness returns on the soft finish. A subtle whisky with some positives on the nose.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      75 75
    • Finish
      80 80

  44. I_SPEY scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Color: yellow gold

    Nose: immediately pears and apples, than honey and malted barley wih some grass and wood. 

    Taste: rather sweet and the return of the malted barley  Apples, nice hints of vanilla and a tiny hint of wood! 

    Finish: medium long.     

    Comments: it`s a very nice and enjoyable dram! Pnt: 84

    Thanks, Nico from Kralingen/R`dam!

  45. granella2003 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Colour : Gold

    Taste : Soft malt with lots of character

    Smell : Soft, full, wood and apple

  46. HunterRomario scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Honey, vanilla, slightly malt. It's the smell of such a lighter style, with a little spice. (82 b)
    • Taste
      Surprisingly strong and sharp, the smell tangled me on something lighter, here I am quite surprised with fullness and strength. Honey, wood and cinnamon. Finish long and sharper. (84 b)

  47. granella2003 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    For the price, you do not have to leave.
    • Nose
      A refreshing scent of corn is released when opening the bottle, cereal with a slight hint of fruit. In the background is what hazelnut, honey and vanilla with toasted bread to detect
    • Taste
      A creamy texture with a clear presence pepper followed by vanilla, toffee and apple. A hint of smoke and a taste of marzipan off him, super!
    • Finish
      Soft, sweet and spicy finish with notes of blissful include toffee and sherry.

  48. hsmithjr scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    This is very nice, but for a few dollars/euros/pounds more, the 20 year is a better dram.
    • Nose
      Fruity (pears and Fuji apples).  Fresh honeycomb.  Malted barley. Fresh spring grass.  Wood varnish.
    • Taste
      Rather sweeter than expected.  More malted barley, and some cereal.  More apples (I am feeling Gala apples this time).  Is there some peat smoke in there?  Maybe just a hint.  Or is that burnt wood?
    • Finish
      Medium long.  Spicy oak, with some vanilla highlights.  Sharp, but in a good way.  

  49. Lafroy scored this whisky 77 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Quite amount of fruit sweetness, raisins, resin, oak, hints of fingernail polish, watermelon shell, dried grapefruit peel, forest flowers and herbal spices.
    • Taste
      It starts with sweet notes, lightly and fruity with flower-like notes. After a few moments it becomes bitter, with hints of citrus and grapefruit, hints of white pepper. Unfortunately too much water made it flat, weak, bitterness is not very pleasing.
    • Finish
      Medium long, not very intensive with hints of fruits and flowers, just a little bit of spices, but everything is weak and poor.

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