BenRiach 1976

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask Bottling
Stated Age
35 years old
Number of bottles
44.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Whisk-e Ltd
Japan Japan
Added on
02 oct 2011 11:04 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 699.00

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Whisky reviews for BenRiach 1976

7 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 91.53 points.

  1. sagara-kun scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    A surprising 1976 benriach. Very fruity on the nose as in the mouth but with very different fruits.
    A superb balance in both cases. Not sure we can do much more fruit.
    Only the finish a little too woody, bitter and camphor blacken the picture.
    A superb dram.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Absolutely charming nose.
      Peach in syrup, tree bark, ginger, camphor, mango, cranberry, strawberry, light milk chocolate. Grapefruit. Wood a little green (green banana effect).
      It is very balanced and complex. The low degree is surely for many. Not so exotic as that but very fruity.
    • Taste
      94 94
      In the mouth it's sumptuous.
      The fruit becomes exotic. Passion, papaya, pineapple, guava. Mango with milk. Peach.
      A little black pepper, always milk chocolate.
      A fruit salad.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Finish a little short on the woody, licorice, camphor and not so much fruit. Surprising.

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  3. dRambo scored this whisky 94 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      94 94

  4. LDB scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    What kind of barrel magic is that please? Despair, modern malts!
    • Nose
      93 93
      Slight minerality (Riesling etc.), which is flattered by great grapes, exceptionally alliterative pineapple and a mouth-watering mango-tangerine mixture. Behind this there is a slightly grassy note ("ripe" summer grass with flowers that will one day become wonderful hay), and it always remains tropical and will not stop challenging my knowledge of fruit. Maybe they just created new fruits for this Benriach :)
    • Taste
      93 93
      The juicy fruit salad sloshes back and forth in your mouth for minutes. It's not alcohol, is it? Yes, but gods stuff: I have rarely experienced such an intense surge of elderflower nectar and passion fruit juice.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Bourbon casque maturation at its finest: Is that still Benriach or is it Ben Nevis? Of course, this is an ingeniously fruity Riach that you never want to let out of your mouth again...

  5. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Very classic and classy 76 benriach with the usual tropical notes on the palate that are more difficult to notice on the nose

  6. Derekyu928 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    【First】: The disk is thick, but the oilyness is not so much felt for fragrance Transparent moisture layer Waxy fruity Seed of grape + astringent If you take out only grapefruit scent with sweetness There is a nuance of bowmore in the mid 60 's 【Middle】: Grape's sour tenderness After 45 minutes the body flares in a step-wise sense of dried wheat Syrup coating rich in sugar 【Finish】: Returning priority Rounded yellow image Juice of no grape juice of grape ~ Sugar rich grapefruit by waxy (It is also different from pineapple) Sugar of grapefruit Finally the oily part finally gets moisture away Change

  7. tebond968 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior


  8. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    tasted with Aby and JJ
    • Nose
      great bourbon fruits - apple, citrus, honey, guave, banana, dusty, lychees and creamy Spanish orange
    • Taste
      fruity - passion fruit, pine resin, pine apple and lemon
    • Finish
      some bitter fruits and tropical fruits


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