BenRiach 1976

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask Bottling - Batch 8
Stated Age
34 years old
Number of bottles
57.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
10 sep 2011 12:29 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 2074.00

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Whisky reviews for BenRiach 1976

7 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.25 points.

  1. Medea scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    the desired fruit comes,
    but only in the middle to then unfortunately disappear again. Nevertheless, in nice but not very cheap BenRiach.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

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  3. goran scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    From Whiskyfun:

    Benriach 34 yo 1976/2011 (57,8%, OB, butt, cask #6942, 469 bottles)  A new bottling from a sherry cask, which is slightly unusual with 1976. Will the sherry dominate? Colour: amber. Nose: first impression, it’s not as much as a flower-and-fruit bomb as other well-known 1976s, and it’s even slightly discreet at first nosing, maybe because of the high strength. I get something flinty, then quite some leather and tealeaves and then bitter oranges, espresso and bitter chocolate. There’re also prunes, a little tobacco (Havana!) and touches of cedar wood (the humidor for the cigars). In short, no true fruit bomb so far but that may come... With water: as usual with old sherried whiskies, more balsamic vinegar and more game. It’s even almost a tad acetic. Mouth (neat): unusual, but lovable. High oak extraction for sure (spices, cocoa and tannins all over the place), then the tropical fruits that start to come through (grapefruits to the front) and then litres of fairly dry cough syrup. Big orange marmalade too. A thick beast, really! With water: swims like a champ! Gets wider, more on oranges, more on grapefruits and more on herbal liqueurs. Shartroose! Finish: long, citrusy and quite bizarrely, not really oaky. Right, there’s a little black tea in the aftertaste… Comments: whilst it hasn’t got some other versions’ zestiness, it’s still a marvellous 1976 Benriach. And anyway, don’t we need variety and difference?SGP:661 - 91 points.

  4. Ikkakumon scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Different from the 1976 ultra-fruity, we are dealing with a very beautiful sherry.
    • Nose
      Very elegant, we immediately feel the influence of sherry, chocolate, candied orange peel, some precious wood, stewed plums, some sweet spices (mainly cinnamon).

      With water: more acrid
    • Taste
      Powerful, very sherry, bitter chocolate, tobacco, dried fruit, spices (pepper, cinnamon), orange and grape in the middle of the mouth, some woody hints, some herbs.

      With water: fruits are more present, papaya and citrus make a furtive appearance.
    • Finish
      Long, a lot of spices and hazelnut, a bit of citrus (grapefruit) too.

  5. tebond968 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior


  6. Rossi99 scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    The alcohol is still a bit straight forwards after that many years and tends to dominate the theme. It lost its tropical personality of the typical 1976 fruity style for this bottle! It's really pity! Yeah~ I know it's matured in a sherried cask.. but still pity!

  7. Sonett scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Full of sherry tones with dates, figs and raisins
    • Taste
      Wine comes through with a massive taste of dark fruits. Raisins, figs, dates, dried apricots. A warm taste increases goes into spices 
    • Finish
      Winy woody finish that last a long time

  8. MARS scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    A very nice whisky but we are very far from the fruity benriach 1976. What we have here is a good sherry malt.


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