- 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
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Whisky Reviews for BenRiach 1978
5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.54 points
- ❤ beautiful malt !!
A lot of vanilla, some alcohol in the nose. But there are also some dark heavy notes.
At first soft, on the tongue the alcohol is only slightly felt. Nice sweet. Some honey and a lot of vanilla.
A bit spicy, but pleasant and long it sounds.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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.
The finish is wonderfully long, but a touch too bitter to my taste.