BenRiach 1976

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask Bottling
Stated Age
30 years old
Number of bottles
53.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
La Maison du Whisky
fr France
Added on
04 aug 2007 7:44 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1650.00

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93 × member ratings

76 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for BenRiach 1976

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.75 points

  1. Dede scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Well, here we talk ... What a superb whisky!
    • Nose
      Exotic fruit in shambles, passion mango at the head, grapefruit is not left out. Coconut and vanilla too.
    • Taste
      In the mouth, it's simple, we pick up the nose, add a good pinch of woody spices (ginger, nutmeg), and the count is good.
    • Finish
      The finish is long, on fruit and spices.

  2. dram-drinker scored this whisky 90 points Photo Moderator

    Fruity but austere and herbal - interesting
    • Nose
      91 91
      Fresh fruits, apples, pears, pineapple, little citric too, whiffs of peat and smoke, cigar ashes, dry hay, little herbal too - very good
    • Taste
      90 90
      Punchy, oily, little sweetness, fruity, more herbal, austere, more cigars, black tea - still good
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long, warm, a tad bitter, more austere

  3. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Beautiful exotic fruit forward 76 benriach

  4. peathead scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Without water it's a bit too alcoholic for me. With 3 drops of water it is much more feasible. It's good, but that's all I taste is unfortunately grapefruit. And I'm not a big fan of grapefruit. I think it lacks a bit of complexity.

  5. sagara-kun scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Tasted after the # 3551. Alcohol is a little more present here. A wooded side is present where the # 3551 was really focused on the exotic.
    • Nose
      Passion fruit and coconut. Vinous. We also feel a little caramel.
    • Taste
      In addition to being fruity, the palate is also woody and very noble.
    • Finish
      Long finish, spicy, woody and fruity.

  6. jpofnorway scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  7. jpofnorway scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    A fantastic Benriach!
    • Nose
      An amazing fruitiness (passion fruits, grapefruits, zest and mango). I get hints of vanilla, quite a bit of oak and wet tobacco. I also find clear notes of eucalyptus.

    • Taste
      Very fruity indeed....loads of passion fruit and grapefruit toghether with some bitterness. Nice and spicy with less oak compared to the nose.
    • Finish
      It has a medium long and a bit dry finish.

  8. tebond968 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Benriach 30y 1976/2006, 53%, OB for La Maison du Whisky, cask 3557, 222 bottles - Speyside - 95/100
    Man, what a sublime nose! Fruit bomb. Orange, grapefruit, apple, passion fruit, pineapple ... you name it, it's all there. But it does not stop there, he is also sweet (honey), has something of flowers (do not ask me which, fauna & flora was never my strongest terrain), farm? Keep on evolving ... A subtle hint of peat, matter of finishing the picture. As much fruit in the taste, same species as in the nose. Vanilla. Pepper too, more towards the end. Superior Earl Gray. Blessed be the Lord! I do not think I'll drink something better soon, I think. Superb finish, long and - it has to be said - super-fruity. And this Benriach is oh so easy to drink. Man, this is feast! Those remaining 2cl fear I do not have a long life ... http://onversneden.com/2012/10/19/benriach-1976-extravaganza/

  9. ALouis scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Color: Gold

    Nose :
    A floral and fragrant nose, the attack is on vanilla and honey.

    The nose evolves
    then to spices, pepper and typical exotic fruits
    of this vintage: pineapple, mango, passion, melon.

    Wood is less
    present that was 2014, the fruit and honey much more.

    The also a
    wonderful freshness for a 30 year old whisky.

    At the 2nd nose of
    meaty notes appear and spices are no longer present.

    Mouth :
    On the palate the attack is directly on the exotic fruits: a
    basket of passion fruit but also mango, papaya and

    The mouth evolves
    then to coconut, vanilla and honey.

    We're refueling
    of spices on the finish, with a persistence of fruit and
    vanilla. This version of BenRiach 76 is the most fruity I've ever had
    tasted, exuberant as I like.


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