BenRiach Septendecim

Overall rating
85.08/100
votes
500
Whiskybase ID
WB29747
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Peated Malt
Stated Age
17 years old
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon Barrels
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060088793701
Added on
24 jan 2012 12:07 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 224.40

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Whisky reviews for BenRiach Septendecim

64 users have left 70 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.08 points.

  1. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    I really like the Benriach smokers, and the Septendecim is no exception
    • Nose
      Massive almonds, fresh apples, dry smoke, slightly sour, creamy, vanilla, a little salt, already has a maritime touch, some dark chocolate in the background
    • Taste
      Very creamy, a lot of vanilla, sweet, cinnamon smoke, yellow fruit, mandarins, pleasant, good intensity
    • Finish
      Slightly mint, mandarins, still noticeable smoke, fresh, slightly tart, ashy, nice aftertaste

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  3. KOQ24 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    Another High Quality Benriach that isn't bottled anymore.Pick up the remaining Bottles if you can get them for a reasonable Price.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Dry peat smoke, heather, apple, pear, faint vanilla, oak, cooling Mint
    • Taste
      85 85
      Mirrors the nose with more Oak Tanine influence and a Black Pepper kick.
    • Finish
      70 70
      Dry and quite smooth after 17 years of aging.Finish is Medium Long.

  4. MarcinCh scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
      Enjoyable. Intense. Full. Lots of smoke. definitely sweet smoke. A sea of caramel. Lots of vanilla. It's not too complicated, but it's enjoyable. There are some fruity notes and hints of acidity. Apples in the ashes. Finally, the spices come out. Cinnamon. Coffee. Coffee with milk. Maybe even chocolate.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Smoke. Lots of smoke. Sweetness. Vanilla. Sweet, roasted malt. Caramel. Light spices. White pepper.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Smoke. Combustible malt. Vanilla. Still smoke, but with a sweet aftertaste. Traces of caramel. Light ash. Long finish.

  5. Saftkenner scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A great bottling (May 4th, 2016) with a great price-performance ratio (for its time).
    A nice and very elegant alternative to the Islay and Inselwhiskys, also a very nice change.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Very pleasant and elegant smoke, slightly herbal (dry leaves and clippings in the fire) with a fresh sea breeze. In addition to the smoke, the other aromas have their own place right from the start without being covered by it. Vanilla, tangerine, strawberry, honey, delicate oak spice, fresh, crunchy carrots, pineapple and red grapes.
      The alcohol is very well bound.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Very harmonious and elegant. Slightly oily, slightly peppery.
      Pleasant smoke, vanilla, strawberries, shortbread cookies, oak spice, leather, peach, honey, walnuts.
      The alcohol is also well integrated here.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium-long finish. Vanilla with a delicate hint of smoke, vanilla and peach.

  6. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Cold smoke, ash, maritime, seaweed, moldy wood, matchstick sulfur, old wood, behind honey, peach, apricot, melon, some grain
    • Taste
      Ash, some honey, some melon, lemon, grapefruit, wood, pepper, ash

  7. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. El Bastardo did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Of all the smoky whiskys I've tried so far, the one that I, as a non-smoking lover, dislike the least.
    • Nose
      40 40
      Heavy smoke, but not acrid. Fruit note.
    • Taste
      40 40
      Fresh, slightly sparkling.
    • Finish
      40 40
      Strongly tingling, bitter and spicy.

  9. Monte Gehro scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Honest and straightforward malt, without any special surprises, but well done. Nice and intense aromas, for me a good alternative to Islay malts from the ex-BC.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Strongly smoky, in a rather dry way. When the nose has got used to it: yellow fruits, vanilla, malt, the typical aromas from ex-BC maturation.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Initially mild and sweet-fruity, then smoke and oak come to the fore.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Amazingly long. Smoke, oak, in between the light fruits again and again. Without bitter substances.

  10. TeddyKGB scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Benriach Septendecim,

    I find you very poorly rated in the votes of this areopagus that I particularly like.
    На вкус и цвет товарища нет as we say ... tastes and colors are not discussed.
    This is very true, because you tick all the boxes for me. From the smell to the finale, you are stubborn and I am infatuated.
    Delicious.

  11. craide scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    If the initially dominant smoke evaporates a bit, it is a very pleasant malt. Nose is varied, but the palate falls off.
    Sample is always enough for me.
    • Nose
      85 85
      First of all a lot of smoke / peat. First covers everything.
      Then comes some fresh charcoal. Moist forest floor, somewhat musty.
      The smoke is now better integrated for me. Allows other flavors to pass through. Some citrus with vanilla and bacon.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Soft, calm start, slightly sharp with a dose of oak flavor.
      Sweet, vanilla, a little salty.
      Flattened rather on the palate.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Medium-length finish, greasy in the mouth, light peat is still there.
      Subtle fruit note.

  12. Pyromann scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Very interesting bottle. I wouldn't guess Speyside here. Super combination of salty smoked meat and smoke with woody sweetness. I'm glad I have a bottle in my collection. But I would like another one!
    • Nose
      Special sweetness and smoked meat. Some synthetics, rubber. There is no smoke like from Islay, but the flow is good, very good. Some bandages. Very interesting combination of all ingredients in the scent.
    • Taste
      Salty smoke and smoked, which is washed with a finer sweet woodiness. Salty Schwarzwald ham. Bomb.
    • Finish
      Long, sweet-smoked, pungent. After a while salty and smoked again.

  13. ConvalRen scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Formerly rated as 90 when i started off drinking this. Sampled at Milroys of Soho, the place where my journey started.

    Now, it rates about 86 only. Its sweet, malty, lightly peated and has an intense citrus flavor.

    Rather dull for my standards these days.

    Still delicious and perfect as an everyday dram.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  14. Thermidor scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Benriach's peated teenager is an okay dram, but apart from the nose it's surprisingly muted and flat for its 46 % bottling strength.
    • Nose
      A meaty smoke, perhaps a rib with its fat sizzling. Charred wood, anise, and salt, but the lack of any seaside notes says it's not an Islay whisky. Did they use first fill bourbon on this? The prominent sweetness kind of reminds me of Laphroaig 10...
    • Taste
      The initial taste's bold woodsmoke and bourbon-y sweetness are a plus, but the whole is one-dimensional and doesn't develop anywhere. There is a certain flabbiness to the body that's unbecoming of its ABV, and it feels a bit cold and distant overall.
    • Finish
      A tarry, honeyed peatiness stays a while, but the taste is pretty hollow.

  15. Dram Brigade scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Unmistakably modern peated whisky, quite clean and delicate nose, peanut oil, vanilla, honey, ashes, salty, lapsang-souchong tea. Finish with saltiness.

  16. Dris scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  17. zaphod155 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    An actually quite appealing Peated Malt, which undergoes a beautiful development. The good impression, however, is clouded for me by these increasingly clear bitterness.
    • Nose
      Slightly ashy smoky note. A vague memory of baked apple, but not too sweet. Clear citrus notes. Vanilla and malt come through. Above all this hovers clearly noticeable, but not dominant smoky note. Even spicy oak notes are not missing.
    • Taste
      Here is the smoke note to notice first. Immediately followed by a honey sweetness. In addition comes oak spiciness and for a short time a proper sharpness. The citrus flavors appear again, but also bittertöne.
    • Finish
      A long finish that changes from sweet to spicy to bitter.

  18. Martin1965 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Smoke, apple, pear
    • Taste
      Smoke, spicy, nutty
    • Finish
      Long and spicy and a bit bitter

      Can compete with Islay Whisky - more interesting malt for blind tasting

  19. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    sweet smoke, fruit, well integrated. Great nose, good aroma, slightly weaker finish. Good whisky, if not a smoke-flyer.

  20. Totoro scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Highly idiosyncratic nose, hard to pick apart. Some fairground candy sweetness mingling with farmy aromas, fungal mustiness, and dry, herbal smoke (in the direction of Ledaig 10), all of which is great, but there's also some wet wool and burnt plastic, i.e., aromas I'm less fond of. The off notes come and go, though: this is a real shapeshifter.

    The attack is way more forgiving than the nose would have you suspect. Some real sweetness, a silky texture and no bite whatsoever. The spiciness only builds up with time, so that the impression slowly graduates from "soft" to "substantial". After the first sip, additional aromas appear: smoked (Lapsan Souchong) and fermented (Oolong) teas, together with dry, crumbling, rotting autumn leaves. After initial skepticism, this is growing on me. With subsequent sips, the taste settles into a groove somewhere between honeyed and herbal, a combination that, to my mind, always works. Fudgy caramel notes from the Bourbon casks reign in the acerbic, surprisingly young-seeming peat smoke aromas.

    The finish is long, as could be expected, and remains on the sweet-and-tart seesaw, with an alcoholic zing that, interestingly, only pops up at the death. Despite the initial soft impression, this is a mouthwatering, oily, clingy liquid, and it will stay with you for quite some time. Warming, hearty fare, perfect for stormy, rainy days in the fall. Be advised though: this is one helluva unfruity, dry fellow...

  21. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Until a Whiskybase technical issue is resolved:

    https://www.whiskybase.com/contribute/group/71/topic/17413/newly-added-notes-only-showing-the-first-few-lines

    I am restricted to provide only a rating and a link to my reviews:

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2018/09/13/bottle-polishing-summer-2018-runners-up/

  22. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    No, it offers nothing to me, is too simple and the smoke is not very strong but dominant
    • Nose
      Cheese foot !, Kuhstalll, cheese !, smoke is less
    • Taste
      soft and silky on the palate
      slightly oak, spicy, sharpness, smoke is more, later minimally caramel, the alcohol bounces something
    • Finish
      rather short, minimal oak, smoke

  23. Sandman scored this whisky 77 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Peat smoke, pear, mandarin, wet grass, lemon, baked apples, vanilla, honey, melon and spices.
    • Taste
      Turf foil, salty, iodine, tobacco, chewing gum, lemon peel, baked apples, new wood, hint of clove, ginger, hay and a hint of pepper.
    • Finish
      Medium-long, smoke, chewing gum, lemon, spicy, hay and a hint of pepper.

  24. Achany scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Nosing; gentle peat and some sweetness. On the palate, strong, peaty and a lot of smoke, pepper, spices, some vanilla, grassy, a bit bitter. fine body, rich, at the end the finish is all right. 
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  25. Gaija did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This comes as a seriously great surprise, this is one of the most enjoyable "anti-Islayer" there is among the peaty contenders, and at that price, one could almost call that a hidden gem nowadays.
    • Nose
      Oooh but this is actually really nice, surprisingly mature and integrated. It's totally on the opposite of the peat spectrum compared to Islay once again, in the sense that it's a 100% organic profile, with no mineral or industrial components. Autumn walk in a moist forrest, with bacon and smoky mushrooms (something recurrent in peated BR in my experience, and I shall not complain), cold charcoal and wet dogs. I really like this.
    • Taste
      Nose's prolongation, altough a little less decipherable, but perfect in its own right. Very forrestian indeed, with gentle smoky leather, hot butter (the bourbon influence is not anecdotal), and soft nuts. 
    • Finish
      Same territorries, not extremely long but precise, both "organic" in its smoke and quite buttery again.

  26. peatbogger scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  27. peatbogger scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

    A very nice and easy drinkable mainland peated.

    Decent alternative to a timid Islay.
    • Nose
      Non coastal sweet peat, bright and fruity with a soft undertone of mild licorice.
    • Taste
      Initially very soft but still full body feel to it. Sweet ripe fruit, apples and maybe some peach. Peat definatly present, but also that is of the sweet gentle kind. Mild spices towards the end.
    • Finish
      Medium+ in lenght, Peaty licorice, some gentle spice and going slightly dry.

  28. chlinatele scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nice 17y for a good price ...
    • Nose
      Smoky, oak, lemon, orange
    • Taste
      Peaty smoke is fun. Spicy fruity
    • Finish
      For me long and pleasantly spicy

  29. Goethe scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A very nice combination of smoke and sweet notes with an herbal touch. Well done!

    Concerning price/performance ratio: 9/10 
    • Nose
      Sweet smoke. Dry ashes, burned wet wood, heather, saw dust oil mix, green apples and citrus.
    • Taste
      Peaty sweetness, citrus fruits, a touch of pepper and licorice, herbal notes. 
    • Finish
      Medium to long. Sweetness and smoke in the mix. Some wood covered with pepper. Chocolate and sherry!

  30. lincolnimp scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Good quality, good value.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  31. lincolnimp scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    I really liked this, perfect at 46% strength wise.
    • Nose
      Quite closed with some ham notes and a little cheese. Peat coms through with some barley sugar and faint hint of plum.
    • Taste
      Good mouthfeel with just the right amount of peat mixed in with fruit, barley sugar and cream.

      Peat develops nicely as does the fruit, I am getting gooseberry now and there are a few bread notes (dough)
    • Finish
      Medium length, slightly drying on creamy peat.

  32. Andytka3 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    N- Cola and gummy peat, burnt marshmallow, irresistible sweet, intense
    honey comb and caramel, well integrated with tarmac, sweet herbs and
    pickle ginger. Peat without coastal notes, but with a lot of farm and
    garden charms.

    P- Rush of flavour at fore front, orange, spicy
    honey and hmmm....sugary candy sweet, may be a bit cheap here, hollow
    and thin on the underlay. However, the well rounded and soothing earthy
    peat are quite amazing.

    F- Medium. Szechuan pepper with restrain prickly that stays with pulsing smokes rising overtimes. Quite fiery and beefy.

    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  33. Avdboom scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  34. vojt466 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    So this is not a smoky monster, but it is perfectly tuned and balanced - I would not oppose it in the context of bigger tonages :)
    • Nose
      Soft, rounded and smoky scent - cream, fine oak tones, vanilla, gum, apricot, malt, pear
    • Taste
      The taste is again delicate and creamy smooth - woodiness, oil, chocolate, gum, citrus fruits, fairly strong spiciness, a little peat
    • Finish
      In a long reverberation, the domestic smoke from the fire sounds a little more, and it is again full of such sweetness of sweet gum and soft spices

  35. Arquebus scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Ralfy's whisky review 442 in march 2014 : he gave this a very respectable 91 points. see Ralfy.com or vlog on Youtube.

  36. HW74 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  37. ctu scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Actually a good malt, but I expected more based on nose ...
    • Nose
      Sweet peat, smoke, motor oil, mint, vanilla, cigarettes, sawdust, bacon, raw meat, citrus
    • Taste
      Smooth, creamy and sweet: peat, spices, vanilla, salt, apple, tar, cinnamon, raisins
    • Finish
      Medium length with sweet peat and smoke

  38. MaltyMillionaire scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    For the lover of mild peat and sweet. 
    • Nose
      Sweet, mild peat. Vegetal smoke. 
    • Taste
      Soft and sweet arrival. Light on the palate, with immediate sweet/spice hit and very mild and sweet peat note in the background. 
    • Finish
      Sweet aftertaste. Almost saccharine. Very mild peat and smoke reemerge, with more emphasis on the smoke. Medium short finish. 

  39. Archer scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  40. ColorOutOfSpace scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

  41. toklian did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Serge says:

    Benriach 17 yo ‘Septemdecim’ (46%, OB, 2012)
    A brand new expression, matured in ex-bourbon casks. Oh, and it’s a
    peated Benriach… Colour: white wine. Nose: starts right on soot and
    coal, with whiffs of pine cone smoke and fresh ink, then more fresh
    walnuts and almonds before some wee notes of apples and gooseberries
    arise. Also exhaust fumes (from a two-stroke engine – Kawasaki H2
    anyone?) More smoky than peaty, if you see what I mean, thus quite far
    from an Islayer in a certain way. Mouth: we’re even farer from Islay
    now. It’s really a two-step malt (right, those two strokes) as it starts
    quite ‘simply’ on garden fruits, barley syrup and just touches of
    eucalyptus, while the peat blast only happens after a few seconds, which
    is kind of funny. It’s a sappy peatiness this time, rather leathery
    too. And a feeling of ‘ink’ once again (Prussian blue – joking). Then
    more cough syrup. Finish: medium long, with a nice fruit/peat
    combination that’s not often to be found elsewhere. Sooty and peppery
    aftertaste, drier. Comments: why one would put the age of a whisky in
    Latin on the label, I don’t quite know, but what’s sure is that it’s a
    rather big dram of high quality. A very nice alternative to the
    middle-aged Islayers. Ave, Billus Walkerus! SGP:457 - 87 points.

  42. CST1986 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A peaty Speyside malt that isn't a
    Islay copy-and-paste whisky but a distinct expression on its own.
    Perfectly drinkable without or with a few drops of water, the bourbon
    maturation, the soft and fresh distillery character and the heavy
    peat are nicely assembled into a very good dram.
    • Nose
      Neat: Intense sweet peaty notes, lime
      rind, smoke, motor oil, grapefruit and liquorice. After a while
      you're getting more bourbon influence with creamy vanilla and some
      mint. High quality limoncello with fresh mint, accompanied by a light
      cigar. In the background always strong peat.
      With water: directly after adding a few
      drops of water: quite oily. Olive oil with a slice of lemon. A soft
      yeasty note. Then the peat comes to the foreground again. After a
      while the whisky calms down. Vanilla, citrus notes, liquorice and an
      increasing fruity freshness (green apples). A touch of eucalyptus.
    • Taste
      Without water: Perfect mouthfeel, soft,
      easy and creamy. Not as citrussy as in the nose. Vanilla, charcoal,
      peat, liquorice, tar, sea salt and a touch of caraway. After a moment
      fresh apples at the tip of your tongue. Not as expressive as the nose
      suggested, but extremely pleasant (and quite dangerous).
      With water: Even softer. The mouthfeel
      was better with 46% Vol., but the malt gets a bit more complex. Very
      interesting tea notes: peppermint tea, Maté, Lapsang Souchong with
      lime. Sweet peat, salt, a little rubber. The caraway gets more
      intense as well and pairs nicely with some asian spices. Some ginger.
      In the back of the palate the malt becomes grassier and smokier.
    • Finish
      Medium length, beautifully intense and
      warming with lots of sweet peat and a touch of fresh apples.

  43. squaadgras scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  44. MadScientist scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  45. Heemhoeve scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Super nose, super taste!

  46. Heemhoeve scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  47. zinaf scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Very enjoyable peaty whisky but not at this price. Very narrow and monochrome. I expected more depth and development. Another slight disappointment.
    SGP 357
    • Nose
      Mostly peat, some delicate sweet note behind. Some sawdust perhaps. That would need water.

      Water - a bit the peat is gone (puts off the fire so to speak). Not much left regrettably.
    • Taste
      Dry peat,  with a slight sweet vanilla, just a whisper.

      Water. Salt, peat, ashy and rubbery
    • Finish
      Long. Peat. And slight bitter tang.

  48. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    N: Initially, and compared with the stunning peated Ledaig 1972 WB, this Benriach is ‘toilets’. Thats the problem when companies associate urinals with candied lemon - totally screws with your head and creates displacement issues. So, on reflection lets start with peated sweet lemons, soft scented candles and a soft, sweet-farmy, buttery-malty peat. We have a wonderfully integrated peat/grain situation. Looking back at my previous notes on this Benriach, im getting the corn now, grated beetroot & carrot, a little grapefruit, and more of that relaxed, drying, smouldering farm peat that so entices the palate to drink.

    T: Seemingly softer compared with the stronger JM Ledaig but this 17yo keeps giving, starting malty with an accelerating intensity all the while. its more of the same as on the nose, sour lemon and peaty/farmy waxy malt all the way, with a crescendo towards the cask influence with some soft vanillas to soften the green vegetal notes. Becomes waxy & buttery, coating the palate fully.
    F: I see why i compared these two now - they have the same intense, purposeful direction. The dark wood notes certainly show themselves now, and revealed is the craft of this expression. Waxy malt remains until the end. Its a sour one though. Those lemons take a while to subside, moving into leafy herbal then malty peat. Actually finishes better neat.
    C: Very good indeed, as i remembered it, if shadowed only very slightly by the Ledaig, the grapefruit/lemon a little grating after a short while. but then again it may be just your thing.

    Scores a B+

  49. Hemdl scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    He promised more in the nose than he could finally hold. A pity, because he knew how to convince. In the mouth for my taste but clearly too peppery and too shallow, despite the 17th years of maturation.
    • Nose
      Mighty smoke - for BenRiach this is a real smoke monster. After a while, the smoke becomes sweeter, with sweet malt and a touch of eucalyptus.
      Very pleasant in the nose, I like it.
    • Taste
      Phew, for 46% is quite sharp on the tongue. This is almost no more pepper note, but rather goes in the direction of chilli. At the same time, surprisingly flat in terms of the variety of aromas, almost watery. Slight sweetness and the mentioned pepper, then give the taste buds hardly anything. Pity!
    • Finish
      Something sweet malt and cold smoke, slight bitterness.

  50. afrb scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A really delicious dram. Smooth and slightly peaty. No need to add any water.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      90 90

  51. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    good whisky, still decent smoke for the age and with 60 € compared to islay whiskys of similar age / quality very fair priced
    • Nose
      Smoke, nut, light methanol fresh hay
    • Taste
      smoky-sweet, nuts, marzipan, nougat, cinnamon (slight heat), chocolate, hint of tar bitterness
    • Finish
      lang, rauchig, Zartbitterschokolade

  52. Paulski88 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      83 83

  53. molar3rd scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Sweet peat, cured bacon marinated in sweet BBQ sauce. Fennel, old library books, spices and leather all come together.
    Palate: Rich thick peat , tar, smoke getting sweater with barley notes, spices – cinnamon and nutmeg.
    Finish: Long smoky bacon and wood smoke, some fruit too.

    This is a lovely peated speysider, and if you are looking to expand on your peated whiskies collection and try something smoky and peaty not coming from Islay, this is a good place to start. The price is right too, and 46% is a good start (NCF, and original color).

    A good one from the BenRiach.

    http://whiskyisrael.co.il/2012/02/29/tasting-the-benriach-17-%e2%80%98septendecim%e2%80%99/

     

     

  54. Laugenbretzel scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  55. C.H.M. scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    Peat, smoke, sweetness and spice. It tastes like something and can not hold an Islay whisky water.

  56. Wild Thing scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A completely different BenRiach. For friends of smoky, matured in ex Bourbone barrel whiskys just the thing.
    • Nose
      Ordinary smoke, but not the medical. A very light touch of Brenn Spiritus comes to light. Nut aroma and fresh herbs. Pretty sweet the good, that could be the honey. All in all a very fresh aroma.
    • Taste
      Sweet, mild, smoky and spicy. Floral and mineral notes. Banana with honey and raisins. Slight eucalyptus appeal.
    • Finish
      Long and warm. Slightly bitter and smoky, he goes there.

  57. Wild Thing scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  58. Ragazzo scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Great Peaty Whisky, aged... that shows really a good amount of age. GREAT VALUE for Money! A clear recommendation!
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  59. kulideli scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    Aroma: really smoke, nutty, sweet, somewhat reminiscent of a Laphroag, but is milder (due to age?);

    Taste: Quite smoky, sweet, chocolate, slightly peppery, very light citrus flavors;

    Finish: Ok, with smoke and malt;

    Conclusion: PLV not so much (50, - € / 0,7l), has a lot of smoke but not so much, quite OK for smoke lovers. Something different from the Speyside, a real alternative.

    Even with the second try he denies me the complexity that is said to him.

  60. Taita scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Nice, tastes like Ardmore
    • Nose
      Peat, hay and frest fruits, roasted nuts
    • Taste
      Peat, raisins, nuts, honey, hay
    • Finish
      middle long gentle finish

  61. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  62. n1d0 scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    Nose: Peat, on a plate of fragrant cardboard. Getting some raw meat and citrus. Just a hint of apple. Pleasant note of honey.

    Body: Medium weight.

    Taste: Again starting with that cardboard peat. Peppers set in, nicely folowed up by apple and honey. I even got some strawberries before the finish was setting in.

    Finish: Long, sour finish with sweet peat. A pinch of salt.

    Verdict: Personally I don't like cardboard in the nose (or taste), but apart from that, this is a very enjoyable and balanced whisky.
    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      80 80

  63. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    'Highly Recommended'

    N: Richer in peat than the 12yo with a fruity vibrancy. Burned corn, roasted parsnips, bread sauce, some minted vinegar, balsamic too, pickled beetroot, hazelnuts, and walnuts. A fairly fresh cow pat drying quickly in the hot summer sun here eludes to a drying ash quality which keeps turning sweet as well as smoked banana fritters maybe with a syrupy liquor poured over. This is a nose where you can say what comes into mind, its all here.

    T: Everything is at one, and there is so much going on. This is in PC territory, not for its journey but for its 'oneness'. Its all there, sweetness, wood, numerous seeds and spices, oils, honey butters, floral notes, but all combined without suggesting for a second a mass vatted triple distilled taste. This dram is alive. Hail 'Septendecim' - 'order it by name', [as the blatent Jamesons and ginger ale advert suggests].

    F: Strong cinnamon, sweet/sour bitter notes from the wood. Theres peat at the death rather than smoke.

    C: Highly recommended. Only its lack of journey prevents it achieving the highest of accolades.

    Scores an A-

  64. lauwensm scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    A great peated whisky, with a great and long finish. 
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      93 93

  65. Chemist scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    beautiful fruit notes between the whole smoke
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  66. Jean-Brice scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A beautiful discovery! I almost hesitate to buy it!
    • Nose
      Peaty, smoky, fine, delicate, slightly lemony.
      Some aromatic herbs.
    • Taste
      Mineral. Interesting. In the continuity of the nose.
    • Finish
      Average

  67. granella2003 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A beautiful whisky, the Septendecim follows the tradition of Benriach their whisky with Latin names. Thus Septdendecim for the number 17, a reference to the age of the distillate. A whisky with an attractive color and seductive flavors and aromas that ends in a fantastic long and elegant finish.
    • Nose
      Sweet and rich aromas of peat, orchard fruits like apple and pear, sweet honey and toasted nuts with fried bacon
    • Taste
      Sweet flavors of peat and peat followed by open, dipped in honey, raisins, roasted nuts and hints of leather, cinnamon and nut must bounce.
    • Finish
      Long and pleasant aftertaste of peat, smoke and recurrent orchard fruit accompanied with roasted nuts

  68. Ralph Hiltrup did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes by Dave Broom for Whisky MagazineNose
    There`s

    obvious smokiness which starts as sweet tobacco and then moves slowly

    towards a cowshed aroma. There`s vanilla, estery notes, unripe apricot

    and a pleasant dustiness.

    Palate
    Light, sweet start which opens slowly into banana.

    The smoke blasts through in the middle of the tongue, but is immediately

    controlled by the vanilla. With water it`s nicely agricultural.

    Finish
    Clean and pure.

    Comments
    Another fine smoked Benriach.

  69. HunterRomario scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A nice dose of peat for those who depend on it. I expected a little more layeriness and richer palette, it comes to me (with respect to my age) rather simple, but I enjoyed it. The strength and distinct strength of both the smell and the taste is the strength.
    • Nose
      Strongly peaty, sweetish, smokey, in the longer search appears sea salinity and pitch of conifers.
    • Taste
      Peat moss, peppery, with a pinch of salt, with a smoky, medium-long dry tip.

  70. QuarterCentury did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    An entry in the latin(-ish) named range from Benriach, stepping up from

    their 10-year-old Curiositas with a 17-year-old version of their peated

    Speyside dram. They say it harks back to the older peaty styles of

    Speyside whisky.

     

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