BenRiach 1977 AD

Overall rating
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
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 315.00

5 × in wishlist

29 × member ratings

21 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for BenRiach 1977 AD

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.85 points

  1. vlad78 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Green apples, cut grass, green, unripe berries and fruits dominate. It is strange how they could not mature in 34 years in a barrel.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Sweet applesauce, a little sugary, dust and fingers, green shoots.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Sweet and sour, just as cloying and dusty, with green cherry plum and yeast.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Sour, interspersed with sugar, short-lived

  2. Saika scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    Sherry fruit bomb, true treasure.

  3. Safran scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    <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.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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
      Finish is also drying with some ripe fruits.

  4. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    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.

  5. LENINOSLO scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    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 !!

  6. Titi94 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by TWS:Nose: Much richer than the standard version.Taste: Herbs, many creamy herb, magnified by the oak.Finish: Rich and long.

  7. PortElfen scored this whisky 88 points Member Junior

    This one reminds me of a bourbon, to much glue in the nose but otherwise its very nice

  8. alectron scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Seems to fare better on it's own than in a tasting next to other whiskies.
    • Nose
      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)
    • Taste
      milky, silky, sweet-sour, chocolate w cherries, guava, mango, (in a tasting more alcoholic feel than expected) (91)
    • Finish
      raspberry spongecake, turning dryer/oakier, baked apples, honey, beeswax, a touch smoky. (92)


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