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Overall rating
86.72/100
votes
22
Whiskybase ID
WB32207
Category
Single Malt
Distilleries
Bottler
James MacArthur (JM)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength
Stated Age
11 years old
Strength
55.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
17 Apr 2012 10:09 pm
Cask Strength

Average value

€ 52.25

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Whisky Reviews for Ben Mhor 11-year-old JM

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.72 points

  1. Ninofdram scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. Derufus scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. Erik1908 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    If I read the reviews till date, it is apparently a love-it-or-hate-it dram. I understood that this could be a Balvenie tea-spooned whisky. Not sure, as I drank only 1-2 Balvenie whiskys before.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Well, the nose starts of great. Nice and sweet. Definitely bourbon matured. The nose is getting better and better when taking time.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Bit sharp at start. So it needs some water. Not too much as I do not want to spoil the sample I have. I also want to give it some time.
      To complete this: time and air do a lot of good; the sharpness disappears.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Short to medium. Bit dry.

  4. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Definitely a lot of balvenie involved. But it has a weird nose. Not particularly regular. Not my cup of tea. Bitter, dry and nutty. It reminds me of a dutch cookie called ‘bokkepootjes’. Vanilla and malted barley. With water it gets a little better but it stays weird.
    • Taste
      A more typical Bourbon maturation appears here luckily. It is very spicy. Definitely in need of water. But with water it is is easing down but also changing in some kind of a warm woody barley liquor.
    • Finish
      Short, sweet, barley, lots of it. Spices and vanilla.

  5. JacobaEd scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  6. rb854 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Vanilla, apples, grassy. It needs some time to open, toffee, butterscotch, lavender, juniper. It becomes creamier in time. Cloves, cinnamon and some old wood.
    • Taste
      Creamy, fruity, oranges, some spicy notes.
    • Finish
      Some apple, oranges and a whiff of peach, a fresh note of mint.

  7. Defeatless scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nose:
    Ooowwh, that is a full on nose! quite some alcohol in here. A bit soapy as well, so it needs to wake up. After a while it get's more and more floral. Lavender and serine. With some time, there are more bourbon influences to be foun.d

    Taste:
    Wow! that's quite a suprise! Very nice and warm toffee-cream, vanilla and fudge. A classic bourbon matured whisky! There is also a slight woody note in here.

    Body:
    As full as it gets!

    Finish:
    medium length. There is again the toffee, and vanilla cream. Then there are some tannins but nothing to worry about. After that there is some wood and vanilla and it fades away.

    Price:
    Between €50 and €60 this one went. Which is a quite good price/quality ratio

    Presentation:
    Sober and decent. Indeed it feels quite Balvenie, but it is not disclosed.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. stefsel111 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  10. Daan Tje scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Teaspooned Balvenie with a little bit of Glenfiddich 
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

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