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Overall rating
87.50/100
votes
10
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength
Vintage
1982
Strength
62.4 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Added on
29 Oct 2011 3:27 pm
Cask Strength

Average value

€ 281.84

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Whisky Reviews for BenRiach 1982 GM

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.50 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [April, 2017]  Usually I do not drink pre-teen whiskies (as I do not want to be labeled a "whisky paedophile") but this one was recommended to me by a trusted friend.  It was bottled before 1991 (as one can easily identify because of the bottle size 75cl - cl as a measure is used in Europe only (all others use ml) and the EU standardised the size of high spirits bottles to 70cl in 1991).  So this "baby" (literally) is just 8 years old...

    If this were the standard profile of under-age whiskies I (most probably) would start to drink these babies - but unfortunately it is not.  Most of the pre-teen bottlings are simply (guess what?) ... immature!
    • Nose
      89 89
      The colour is burnished and the texture shows fast thick legs and very late small tears. The nose is very punchy on high alcohols and certainly cries for water. Nevertheless some nice sherry aromas and a rich sweetness enfold after some time to breathe. It is not as immature as most other pre-teen stuff, rather delicate.
    • Taste
      88 88
      The taste is quite shy too as the high abv locks the flavours and aromas in. So it is time to let it swim... just some drops are ignored but after a fair share it shows its real young beauty. Delicious and fresh sherry aromas combine with sweet wooden flavours and some spiciness. Is really all the whisky that young or did they add some older stuff to the bottling? If it is that young then it was a perfect maturation. The mouthfeel now is gentle and almost creamy but not as coating as when neat. The palate improved from the swimming exercise greatly and offers a well balanced mix of sweet barley sugars, wooden structures and some spicy as well as fruity aromas.
    • Finish
      87 87
      The arrival on the palate is another positive surprise - not hot at all but warming and coating. Just a little peppery but that is nice. The finish is long and sweet, just slightly drying notes at the end (metallic) that are not unpleasant at all.

  2. Slick did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This is 6 yo.

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