Overall rating
Single Malt
The Whisky Agency (TWA)
Bottling serie
Liquid Library
Stated Age
16 years old
Ex-Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
51.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
09 Sep 2012 6:35 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 73.80

4 × in wishlist

25 × member ratings

20 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for BenRiach 1996 TWA

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.09 points

  1. rottendon scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    It's darn tasty and tasty! Very tasty stuff and not boring either.

    Notes from a blind tasting.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Marzipan immediately after pouring, followed by yellow fruits, a good load of cinnamon and a little mint. The nose is shy, even after standing for a long time. Still clear marzipan, and with the fruit a bit of citrus aroma. With the warmth of the hand, it comes to life, now fruity chewy chewing candies appear, the marzipan does not disappear completely, but now acts more as a complement to an increasingly intensifying dark sweetness. The aromas now result in a very appetizing bouquet, only the citrus notes are a bit too pointed in spurts.
    • Taste
      89 89
      The citrus notes are also in the mouth before, but are immediately dipped in dark honey, only to be completely pushed back by ginger and liquorice. The start is strong, the mouthfeel full and oily. In the second sip, a little chocolate, especially backwards.
    • Finish
      87 87
      The finish is rather short, and the malt continues to dry out. In the second sip, the chocolate is clearly drawn into the finish.

  2. hs305 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    [November, 2012]  Finally I finished this bottle that I bought for 55 Euro in September, 2012.

    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 82,5.  I found it not worthwhile to take any notes.

  3. LordBellamy scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Nose: very strong, vanilla, prominent fruit, especially green apples, spicy oak, but quite spicy, white pepper
    Taste: vigorous-biting, with fruity vanilla
    Finish: medium, oak, slightly fruity, dry, bitter

    Even water does not help a lot, it is quite monotonous, it has a rough appearance with the wood ...
    83 points

  4. SilentStill scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Very solid nose, on the palate a kaesige experience worth, but otherwise one-dimensional.
    • Nose
      First, a slight splash of real Koelnisch water, so perfumed. Then some sweetener, Granny Smith apple and a nice memory of an overnight stay in the haystack. Not quite round, but quite attractive.
    • Taste
      Uih, rarely had such a kaesigen impression on the palate. Hard to tell if I liked that or rather hurt me. Despite the good 51 turns occasionally seem a bit watery, then again stinging. The sweetener of the nose is back, otherwise a bit meaningless.
    • Finish
      Long lasting and reminiscent of a Kirschwasser reminiscent.


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