BenRiach 1977

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask Bottling - Batch 5
Stated Age
31 years old
Number of bottles
51.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
04 sep 2008 4:56 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 527.74

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Whisky reviews for BenRiach 1977

3 users have left 3 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.17 points.

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    [March, 2017]  Typical 70ies BenRiach with a nice nose all on exotic and home-grown fruits.  This continues on the palate but is unfortunately accompanied by some rather unpleasant harsh and woody notes.  The finish is of medium length and dries out at the end, leaving a slightly bitter impression.  Water does not improve that at all.

    I had much better BenRiach from that period in the past, so this one is not to remember...
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

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  3. P.A.O.K.you_are did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    31 yo 1977/2008 (51.3%, OB, hogshead,
    cask #7186, 212 bottles)

    Colour: pale gold. Nose: a typical
    ‘new’ Benriach, starting
    on full baskets of fresh fruits (tangerines
    and bananas) and going on with hints
    of fresh mint (spearmint), vanilla
    custard and then soft spices such
    as cinnamon and nutmeg. Gets finally
    a tad more camphory, with also whiffs
    of eucalyptus and just hints of fresh
    oak. A classic, very fresh and clean
    yet complex. Returns on praline and
    nougat. Mouth: rich and fresh at the
    attack, but the oak strikes harder
    than on the nose, with quite some
    overinfused green tea, then butter
    and marzipan. Banana skin, hints of
    plum spirit. Also hotter than on the
    nose, let’s add water: that
    did not make it less oaky, rather
    grassier. Finish: long, half grassy,
    half fruity, with a ‘greenness’
    from the wood. Comments: beautiful
    nose but the palate is maybe a little
    less convincing. SGP:651 -
    87 points.

  4. Snerik scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Coconut, honey, salt (?), seawater, walnut shell. There’s a metallic feeling around it, like sticking your nose in a toolbox. 
    • Taste
      A bit bitter, and a bit salty. Some walnuts in the back, and it gives that dry feeling one gets from eating walnuts. And it’s waxy, but nut in a pleasant way. Like a cheap IKEA candle. 
    • Finish
      A lot sweeter in the finish, with most of that salty feeling fading away rather quickly. And some citrus zest as well, mostly lime, but a hint of lemon. 


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