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BenRiach 1978

Overall rating
89.54/100
votes
41
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask Bottling - Batch 8
Vintage
1978
Bottled
07.2011
Stated Age
32 years old
Casktype
Virgin American Oak Finish
Casknumber
4387
Number of bottles
354
Strength
50.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060088792605
Added on
20 Sep 2011 9:04 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 549,00

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44 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for BenRiach 1978

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.54 points

  1. Changename scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      91 91

  2. Ciro scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. smaeksle did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    ❤ beautiful malt !!
    • Nose
      A lot of vanilla, some alcohol in the nose. But there are also some dark heavy notes.
    • Taste
      At first soft, on the tongue the alcohol is only slightly felt. Nice sweet. Some honey and a lot of vanilla.
    • Finish
      A bit spicy, but pleasant and long it sounds.

  4. Malt Hans scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Fruity and spicy aroma, vanilla, mint, pear, banana, mango, cardamom, floral honey, apricot, dry hay and malt. Marzipan sweet and tannic taste, pepper, coconut milk, orange, unripe banana, toffee, vanilla and malt. Long, sweet, spicy and herbal end.

  5. markjedi1 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The nose was slightly better, but on the palate and in the finish it loses some points, hence gets the same score as the 22 Year Old. But hey, this whisky stilled passed with flying colors, of course! Around 185 EUR.
    • Nose
      Strangely enough, despite the higher ABV, this one does not burn at all. It shows baked apples on cinnamon, but has a larger dose of spices and flowers. A lot of marzipan here. In short: all the same aromas (bar the banana) as the younger version, only more if you know what I mean. The nose is gently soft and round. Not as complex, but still more enchanting.
    • Taste
      On the palate, it is again softer and rounder and a little less boisterous than the 10 year younger brother. It does show a slight bitterness, which the young one showed only in the finish. Not totally unexpected, of course. Spicy, sweet and slightly bitter thus drying towards the end. Water? Too late.
    • Finish
      The finish is wonderfully long, but a touch too bitter to my taste.

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