BenRiach 1976

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
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
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 826.49

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Whisky reviews for BenRiach 1976

9 users have left 9 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 91.92 points.

  1. sagara-kun scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Sublime Benriach 1976. A lesson in melting and exoticism. Whisky of complete pleasure.
    • Nose
      93 93
      Sublime nose, very sweet and fruity.
      Exoticism: passion fruit, mango, kiwi, papaya. Grapefruit.
      Spray, salted butter, light smoke.
      Light camphor. Licorice, star anise.
      very light white flower.
    • Taste
      92 92
      In the mouth always this intoxicating exoticism.
      Passion fruit, mango, papaya.
      Black pepper, liquorice, cinnamon, grapefruit.
      Caramel, light tobacco. Light camphor and pepper.
      It is very very melted.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Long finish on melted fruit and camphor.
      Always exoticism and citrus fruits.

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  3. aphex scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    One of the best Benriach 76 I tasted so far. Low on complexity but high on fruitiness and pleasure. Excellent.
    • Nose
      A tropical fruits basket with passion fruits, mangoes, grapefruits, pineapples, peaches. A spoon of honey. Very fresh. Hints of herbal notes.
    • Taste
      Juicy and fruity. Tropical again. A touch of pepper, a pinch of salt.
    • Finish
      Long, fruity.

  4. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      93 93

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 90 points Photo Moderator

    So far I tasted only once before that much cedar wood and that was a Karuizawa
    • Nose
      91 91
      Tropical fruits, mango, passion fruit, papaya, sea breeze, little iodine, whiffs of smoked fish - very good
    • Taste
      90 90
      Punchy, creamy, lots of cedar wood, subtle sweetness, little fruitiness, spicy, little herbal - not bad
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long, warm, more woody and saw dust

  6. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Delicious exotic 76 benriach

  7. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    A fantastic Riach, great exotic fruitiness together with the typical dry-kräutrigen and the dirty undertone with a lot of power, wonderful!
    • Nose
      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
    • Taste
      Lots of organic honey, papaya, guava, melon, lots of power, fine pepper and even some curry, lemon zest, banana and some grapefruit, orange zest
    • Finish
      Long, fresh, orange peel, grapefruit, some melon, pepper, nutmeg and dark malt

  8. Ra_Di scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  9. toklian did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    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.

  10. ALouis scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Color: Gold

    Nose :
    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.

    Mouth :
    In the same scenario, first the flavors of wood: vanilla, coconut
    and honey which evolve then towards the exotic fruits: passion,
    papaya, guava.

    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.


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