- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Single Cask Bottling - Batch 5
- Stated Age
- 32 years old
- Number of bottles
- 50.3 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 04 Sep 2008 4:47 pm
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Whisky Reviews for BenRiach 1976
7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.91 points
- So far I tasted only once before that much cedar wood and that was a Karuizawa
Tropical fruits, mango, passion fruit, papaya, sea breeze, little iodine, whiffs of smoked fish - very good
Punchy, creamy, lots of cedar wood, subtle sweetness, little fruitiness, spicy, little herbal - not bad
Long, warm, more woody and saw dust
- Delicious exotic 76 benriach
- A fantastic Riach, great exotic fruitiness together with the typical dry-kräutrigen and the dirty undertone with a lot of power, wonderful!
Distinct exotic fruit, mango and passion fruit, some pineapple, banana and orange peel, coriander, nutmeg, cinnamon and a little mint, licorice, fresh and a hint of smoked notes from Riach
Lots of organic honey, papaya, guava, melon, lots of power, fine pepper and even some curry, lemon zest, banana and some grapefruit, orange zest
Long, fresh, orange peel, grapefruit, some melon, pepper, nutmeg and dark malt
- Serge says:
32 yo 1976/2008 (50.3%, OB, hogshead,
cask #2014, 271 bottles)
Colour: pale gold. Nose: there’s
more happening in this one than in
the 1977, even if the overall profile
is rather similar. Emphatically fruity
(same notes of tangerines and bananas
but also passion fruits and mangos
here), more herbs as well (dill, mint,
coriander) and whiffs of fresh pastries,
orange blossom and touches of leather.
This one is exceptionally aromatic
but never ‘heavy’. A wonderful
cask! Mouth: superb attack! Wonderfully
citrusy (lemon marmalade, kumquats,
tangerine liqueur), going on with
notes of peppermint and coriander
(even a little savory), with the spices
soon to kick in (curry, Szechuan pepper).
Constantly fresh and lemony. With
water (even if water is probably not
obligatory here): a little more on
orange zests. Exceptionally good.
Finish: long, fresh, superbly fruity,
even if less exuberant than at the
attack. That’s good news actually,
otherwise it would have been a little
tiresome ;-). Comments: one of these
great old Benriachs, enough said.
SGP:641 – 92 points.
- Color: Gold
Attack on vanilla, coconut and honey.
The nose evolves
then to the typical exotic fruits of this vintage: pineapple,
mango, passion, melon.
All the aromas are
perfectly melted, a beautiful wood / fruit balance and a freshness
beautiful for a 32 year old whisky.
At the 2nd nose some
vinous notes appear.
In the same scenario, first the flavors of wood: vanilla, coconut
and honey which evolve then towards the exotic fruits: passion,
The finish is average
on beautiful notes of spices.
This 4th release
official BenRiach 76 is less exuberant than the others
versions but still excellent.