BenRiach 1978

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask Bottling - Batch 8
Stated Age
32 years old
Virgin American Oak Finish
Number of bottles
50.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
20 sep 2011 9:04 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 969.00

11 × in wishlist

46 × member ratings

44 × in collection

Whisky reviews for BenRiach 1978

8 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.32 points.

  1. 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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  3. ConvalRen scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. Fight65 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    The Virgin Oak is still noticeable even after 32 years.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
      IT: 87
      B: 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. mika417 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Croissant creme brulee menthol baked with an apple
    Finished form but dyed in barrels ...
    Apple Tart American Cherry American bourbon liquor with rich mellow flavor and no savory taste. A glimpse of black pepper from the middle
    Bitter chocolate (almost no sweetness) Hot deep roast coffee
    Well ... it was like that

  6. Changename scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

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

  7. Ciro scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.


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