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BenRiach 17-year-old

Overall rating 555 votes 87.11
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Solstice - Edition 2
Bottled
2011
Stated Age
17 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Barrels + Tawny Port Finish
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060088793725
Added on
16 Jan 2012 6:31 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Tastingtags

102 Notes

maltaholic
Expert Senior maltaholic Review note
04 Jun 2017 1:39 am
maltaholic gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
86.9
Nose
89
Initial taste
91
Body
89
Finish
88
Price
80
Presentation
75
vredensever
Expert Senior vredensever Note
25 May 2017 7:39 pm
vredensever gave this whisky 86 points

Аромат немного сладкий: мясная тема (копчёности), перегной, прелая листва, земля, торф, сажа, дым, немного винных нот, ягоды (варенье), сухие травы и цветы.

Вкус напористый: вначале острые специи (перец), ваниль, сразу винная тема, ягоды с кислинкой, дым, торф, землистость, сырые деревяшки, горчинка в конце.

Послевкусие сладковатое вначале, более сухое в развитии: дерево, дымок, зола, горелая бумага, горчинка.

Вывод. Довольно интересно, мощно. Возраст есть, дуб есть, баланс есть, портвейн вроде есть, но невнятно. Не сильно цепляет. Тем не менее, хорошо.

Оценка 86 (n22t21f22b21).

Kahzarr
Member Senior Kahzarr Review note
04 May 2017 4:31 pm
Kahzarr gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
88
Nose
87
Initial taste
87
Body
88
Finish
91
Price
81
Presentation
93
My Collection
hs305
Connoisseur hs305 Note
03 May 2017 6:12 pm
hs305 gave this whisky 87 points

[December, 2013]  I found this dram in a commercial advents calendar. 

In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 87,5.  I took no detailed notes and never bought a commercial advents calender again.

There is no accounting for taste...
Helgo
Connoisseur Helgo Review note
19 Apr 2017 3:58 pm
Helgo gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
87.1
Nose
88
Initial taste
87
Body
87
Finish
88
Price
85
Presentation
86
Christian = Sammelbegriff
KOQ24
Member Senior KOQ24 Review note
16 Apr 2017 10:43 pm
KOQ24 gave this whisky 86 points

Nose:
-nutty,spicy,Black Pepper,red Apple,Oak,Chocolate,Iodine,BBQ Meat,Strawberries,Camomille,Banana,Smoke

Taste:
-Oak, Caramel, Black Pepper, Smoke,Grapes, Port Wine,Plums, nutty

Finish:
-long with medium to strong Alcohol

O:
A fantastic Speyside Smoke Bomb with plenty of Port Influence.
It's a travesty to see Benriach dropping it from the Range.
Load up, Boys!

Weighted Rate
85.5
Nose
95
Initial taste
90
Body
75
Finish
80
Price
75
Presentation
100
славон
Member Senior славон Review note
08 Apr 2017 9:30 pm
славон gave this whisky 88 points
Weighted Rate
88.3
Nose
90
Initial taste
88
Body
88
Finish
88
Price
86
Presentation
89
святослав
Fernet Branco
Expert Senior Fernet Branco Review note
31 Mar 2017 11:34 pm
Fernet Branco gave this whisky 84 points
Weighted Rate
84.3
Nose
88
Initial taste
83
Body
83
Finish
85
Price
85
Presentation
80
Goethe
Expert Senior Goethe Tasting note
11 Feb 2017 8:16 pm
Goethe gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Tawny
Nose

Smoke, red fruits, port, berries, caramel, candles, berries, wood, roasted nut mix.

Taste

Wood smoke, fruits, bacon, berries, white pepper, port.

Finish

Long. Smoke and and mix of port and fruit aromas. 

Comments
If there was a smoked fruit (and you love it) you should go for this malt. A very good combination of fruit and smoke but also a dance around some sharp edges on the palate.
Concerning price/performance ratio: 9/10 
Tobias B
Member Senior Tobias B Review note
10 Feb 2017 7:46 pm
Tobias B gave this whisky 86 points
Weighted Rate
85.6
Nose
90
Initial taste
82
Body
82
Finish
86
Price
86
Presentation
90

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