BenRiach 1977

Overall rating
91.07/100
votes
105
Whiskybase ID
WB26473
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask Bottling
Vintage
1977
Bottled
2011
Stated Age
33 years old
Casktype
Refill Bourbon Cask
Casknumber
9119
Number of bottles
175
Strength
45.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060088793817
Bottled for
Asta Morris
Market
Belgium Belgium
Added on
27 oct 2011 11:20 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 477.21

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Whisky reviews for BenRiach 1977

19 users have left 20 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 91.07 points.

  1. Whiskylifestyle scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Fantastic stuff. The nose is the most interesting part for me. But boy, do I love the tropical fruits in this dram. Fruit bomb galore!
    • Nose
      Tropical fruits, such as papaya and mango. A hint of marzipan. Then a honey note in the background, which is followed by apricots and vanilla. Ending with sweet oranges and ginger.
    • Taste
      Grapefruit here. Then it goes towards passionfruit and peach. A hint of bananas. Vanilla. Honey and a little bit of marzipan. A touch of ginger and oak. It is somewhat spicy.
    • Finish
      A long finish. Somewhat salty and with a bitter edge of grapefruit and oak spices.

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  3. Cubey666 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
      papaya and mango, pineapple, banana, light oaky tones, cereal driven, ripe elstar apple. what a nose!
    • Taste
      90 90
      figs, passionfruit, soft oaky notes and banana
    • Finish
      87 87
      light caramel, tropical fruit and wood, soft not drying wood tones, bit of chcolate.

  4. stefsel111 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. Whisky.Hedonist.MY scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Had a dram at the Collector's Corner at Whisky Plus Malaysia 2021. Newly opened bottle.

    The nose is very promising, lots of fresh fruits, and overripe fruits as well. Somehow I feel slightly let down by the palate and finish, probably a little too thin. Will revisit again to see if it improves with time.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. JNuyts scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. Skiddilly scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  8. Gerrit84 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  9. Maurice_M2 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. MikerG2k scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  11. Hvdree scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  12. ctu scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Spicy, oaky, elegant and sophisticated fruit bomb with a very rich flavors.
    • Nose
      Complex and elegant. Marzipan, walnut, honey, vanilla, apple, pear, orange peel, chamomile tea, oak.
    • Taste
      Creamy, oaky. Caramelized citruses, peach, plum. Big dose of honeyed walnut. Ginger and mint.
    • Finish
      Medium length, sweet, fruity.

  13. lincolnimp scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      91 91

  14. lincolnimp scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    If you like sweet fruity whisky you will like this one, displays all the best parts of the Benriach profile.
    • Nose
      Quite floral & honeyed, with salted caramel , hints of orange peel, marzipan, vanilla and a little ginger.

      Some milk chocolate notes also emerge

      Elegant
    • Taste
      Orange, lemon, honey, white fruits, sweet desert wine and light sponge cake with raspberry jam.
    • Finish
      Approaching medium with a very pleasant sweetness.

  15. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  16. Prof.Schoof did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 427 € at Whiskyauction in Oct.2016

  17. tebond968 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Benriach 34y 1977/2011, 45.7%, DB for Asta Morris, refill bourbon # 9119, 175 bottles
    This is more subtle in terms of nose than the 1978. Lighter, more complex too. Like the 1978, it is sweet and fruity, on juicy apples and pears, but also mandarin and banana. Vanilla rather than the syrup. Soft milk chocolate. Then there is something light grassy and spicy: heather, hay, cinnamon and thyme. Very nice underlying oak. Creamy and firm mouthfeel, slightly tingling on white fruit, grapefruit and mandarin. Honey, dried grass, marzipan, soft oak and herbs. Something from Mandarin Napoleon. Magnificent. Very exciting whisky, elegant and complex. Pretty long, warming aftertaste. On the nose different from the 1978 (in terms of profile rather towards the 1975) but certainly as beautiful, the taste goes for me about the 1978, and so a point more. Yes, Bert knows what is tasty. And this is much more than tasty. 93/100 http://onversneden.com/2011/10/28/benriach-34y-1977-for-asta-morris/

  18. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Tasted with Aby and JJ.
    • Nose
      Dusty, nuts and syrup. Fruity - apricots, spices - pepper and honey.
    • Taste
      Fruity, dusy, wax and syrup.
    • Finish
      Medium drying with mint and fruity. Later sweet candy.

  19. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    A fruitbomb, absolutely wonderful whisky!
    • Nose
      soft touch of oak, fresh fruits like tangerine and apples, exotic fruits, vanilla, honey, chamomile, marmalade and sweet almonds.
    • Taste
      creamy, fresh fruits like apples, tangerine and damsons, exotic fruits-grapefruit, honey, vanilla, chamomile, sweet almonds and a soft touch of oak.
    • Finish
      long finish, sweet notes, fruity and hints of honey.

  20. markjedi1 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur


    Damn! Ho won earth could I judge this one good but not great only a few
    months back? I stand corrected! Bad timing? Dirty glass? Whatever, this is a
    magnificent bottle. Dare I say it? Oh, what the hell. After the 1975, which
    cannot be beaten in my opinion, this is the best BenRiach Bert has selected so
    far. The 1975 was a bomb, this 1979 is a hand grenade.
    • Nose


      The nose is very subtle and fruity. Mandarin, green banana, blood
      oranges and some white apples and pears. On the herb front, I get mint and
      thyme. Slightly floral. In the background I get some vanilla and a soft touch
      of oak. Not an exotic fruitbomb like the 1975, but still wonderfully sweet.
      This one is a whole lot more reserved than its predecessors. Hand warmth does
      magic here. After a few moments, the banana and apples put down their foot.
    • Taste


      It is very creamy and mouthcoating, pretty spicy (ginger) and fruity.
      Again apples, pears and banana, upholstered by marzipan, peach, mirabelles and
      grapefruit. An exotic fruitbomb after all! Wonderful oak influence, making him
      vibrant and picquant.
    • Finish


      The finish lasts longer than a good movie and is very zesty and hearth
      warming.

  21. WhiskyNotes scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Not just a benchmark for the 1977 vintage, but an exquisite BenRiach in general. Interesting how its profile is yet again different from both the 1975 and 1978 for Asta Morris.
    • Nose
      Fresh spring fruits (tangerine, pear, nectarine) sprinkled with lime and orange juice. A crisp and 'indigenous' fruitiness rather than the warm, exotic, marmalade-type fruitiness we've come to expect from 1975-1976 BenRiach. This one is more subtle, more interwoven with oak. There's also a layer of spearmint / eucalyptus notes which adds to the fresh appeal, as well as some flowery notes (orange blossom, honeysuckle) and hints of pollen. Soft ginger and vanilla notes. A true gentleman - a little reticent at first but complex and very refined.
    • Taste
      Fresh with big fruity notes (yellow plum, kumquat, pink grapefruit, peach), again slightly "green" and definitely not cloying. There's a fine exotic fruitiness (banana, passion fruits) but it's in the background. Almond notes. Then the spices from the oak kick in (ginger, mint). Develops on fruit tea and heather honey. Citrus zest. Very smooth.
    • Finish
      Long and clean, balancing between fresh fruits and soft oak.

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