- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Adelphi (AD)
- Bottling serie
- Stated Age
- 34 years old
- Refill Bourbon Finish
- Number of bottles
- 48.6 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 20 Nov 2011 9:20 pm
4 × in wishlist
27 × member ratings
20 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for BenRiach 1977 AD
7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.92 points
- Sherry fruit bomb, true treasure.
- <ature malt, good
ol' Speysider, but too dry and spicy for me. Water just spoiled the
palate and aroma, some dry spices left without anything else. Bit too
dry this time.
Ripe fruits, hints of aniseed and cinnamon. There is interest to try with water also, but there is a doubt also to spoil it. Let's taste first.
Pears and peppers. Significant dry wood. Sweet spices. Some
very light notes of smoke (can it be?). Really dry one, lot's of wood.
Finish is also drying with some ripe fruits.
- Tasting Notes by Adelphi;
1 of only 217 bottles from cask no. 642
Our first bottling from this fabulous distillery since 1998. This arrived in a 1st fill bourbon barrel although the colour and certain flavours might suggest a different original cask. Deep amber. Unusually dark for American oak. Tinned peaches in syrup and white grapes with zesty orange peel. Behind this, hints of sphagnum moss. Almonds. Oily mouthfeel. Light sweetness with honeycomb in the finish. An aftertaste of maturation warehouse. Water introduces mint toffee (Murray Mints) on the nose and fruitiness is surpressed. Musty grape skins. Soft, creamy texture, light sweetness – not cloying and now a trace of spice at the back of the tongue with a lovely dusting of chocolate in a long finish.
- Still in stock in Norway. One of the oldest from Adelphi and onlly 217 btls. Run and buy. Long time for the next in this class !!
- Tasting Notes by TWS:Nose: Much richer than the standard version.Taste: Herbs, many creamy herb, magnified by the oak.Finish: Rich and long.
- This one reminds me of a bourbon, to much glue in the nose but otherwise its very nice
- Seems to fare better on it's own than in a tasting next to other whiskies.
grist/cereal, white oak, honey, lemon, faint dried fruits, (88)
Later: much more fruity now, the longer you wait, the riper the seem to turn (much later even with a slightly fermented fruit aspect). Guava, passion fruit, ripe bananas, vanilla, pastry, licorice, leathery & earthy notes now as well (90/92)
milky, silky, sweet-sour, chocolate w cherries, guava, mango, (in a tasting more alcoholic feel than expected) (91)
raspberry spongecake, turning dryer/oakier, baked apples, honey, beeswax, a touch smoky. (92)