BenRiach 1976

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask Bottling
Stated Age
36 years old
Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
49.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
The Whisky Fair 2013
Added on
21 Feb 2013 10:33 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 667,00

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92 × member ratings

83 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for BenRiach 1976

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.56 points

  1. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    What whisky! Enthusiasm 5/5
    Whisky n ° 1439
    • Nose
      Leather and explosion of exotic fruits! Intense ! Varnished wood. This nose is magnetic! Fleuri. A little minty.
      Soften a little to the crème brûlée then the toffee very strongly. Milk chocolate. Who opened a pot of Nutella? Always the fruits overhang with fishing that stands out.
    • Taste
      Wood has the attack. Rich and oily. Quite marked by the barrel with milk chocolate, spices well dosed. The "primary" markers of sherry are minimal, but we have a very juicy side too.
    • Finish
      Intense and endless. She delicately covers her throat. Citrus notes. Full of subtle aromas that return by wave in retro-olfaction.

  2. sagara-kun scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Tasted in parallel of # 3550. More complex, a bit less fruity but superb.
    • Nose
      More delicate than the # 3550 tasted in parallel.
      Fruity quite delicate, camphorated and coiled. Pine bark. Berry. Light salted butter caramel.
    • Taste
      Lemon, more fruity than nose. Still camphorated.
      Delicate woody. Pepper. Light chocolate milk.
    • Finish
      Finale on fruit, caramel and spices.

  3. Sonett scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Yet another old Benriach that delivers....
    • Nose
      Sherried fruits, Figs, Dates, White Raisins, Oak
    • Taste
      Sweet fruits, mild pepper, Oaky tannins
    • Finish
      oak ans fading out in bitter almond

  4. MikerG2k scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  5. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    I've already tasted better BenRiach '76 bottlings. The wood speaks a little bit too loud for me. A friend paid approximately 485€ for it. I wouldn't.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. svenske2015 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior


    Benriach 36 yo 1976/2013 (49.3%, OB for The Whisky Fair, sherry, cask #731, 195 bottles)  Colour: gold. Nose: no, seriously, this is textbook 1976 Benriach, ridden with passion fruits and mangos. The oak is maybe a notch louder than in earlier +/-30yo bottlings, and maybe this is a tad less fresh and vibrant, but given that the sherry is minimal (wee touches of sultanas), we’re remaining in high territories so far. Also very nice notes of cider apples that keep it clean and fresh. So absolutely nothing to complain about, getting especially since the mango notes never stop growing. Mouth: yeah well, the oak’s louder for sure. I mean, louder than in the most famous 1976s. It hasn’t taken over yet, but one can feel that it’s a matter of two or three years, max. Anyway, so far it remains a very fruity Benriach, with the same tropical fruits plus a citrusy side that’s most pleasant. Oak aged tangerine eau-de-vie? Finish: of medium length, with a little more vanilla. Cardamom, menthol and nutmeg in the aftertaste. And cloves – just a little. Comments: still excellent, even if maybe not as fab as earlier 1976s for The Whisky Fair. SGP:651 - 90 points.

  7. LordBellamy scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Nose: tropical fruit with mango and passion fruit syrup, behind it distinct oak, sometimes a bit too dominant, oak sometimes looks like menthol, caramel / toffee sweetness, very thick / concentrated Taste: again tropical fruits with mango and passion fruit, in addition clear menthol / oak, oily texture, strongly concentrated Finish: long, insane, ingenious fruit, but here too the menthol beats again Conclusion: almost a glass eye, Billy Walker has exchanged since filling any barrels? Fantastic tropical fruit, as you can find it on Glenglassaugh's '76 and '72 Glenglassaughs. Unfortunately, the oak is a bit too strong, and is clearly noticeable in the taste and the finish in the form of menthol, even if there are no bitter notes. Therefore for me point deduction, otherwise it would have been a clear 90+ candidate - 89 points

  8. newman346 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    BenRiach 1976-01 / 2013 36yo OB for for The Whisky Fair 70cl 49.3% vol. Sherry cask # 731 Bottle No 21/195 It seems that the distillery which tired of drinking can not drink how many cups a day If it was, I got drunk, I'm happy scream BenRiach 1976! Color: The coloring full of moisture, full of moisture Nose: unexpectedly salty.The soft potato feeling and fluffy cheesecake are as expected.Attack: suddenly the sunny summer and the baptism of Umega branch cake.Incoming fruit sense and sum The sweetness of my girlfriend of Golden Ice coffee in Clement of Cafe is crisp.Body: There is a feeling of jumping really! Momo Theater with a sense of peppermination, bouncing off by a trampoline Taste: thin flesh feeling There is a sense of hollowness, but also a difficult taste of biwa and persimmon etc However, there is no aggressive magic. Pickled in lemon syrup.The citrus feeling of the pie contents, moreover there is no sourness.Satisfaction exists only with the hardness of the outside of the mandarin.The feeling of tingling is thin.I am comfortable with the gin feel.Finish: Mango A light backing of Juwattsu and thin creme brûlée (Crème brûlée). If you think, the sense of refinement of the bonitama amate gently scatters, the strange Finish. Well, although the release of BenRiach is too much, the collection rate is not low Therefore, I think that it is not good. https://whisky2010.usukeba.com/u/whisky2010/1fyharsfrw88hx

  9. whioli scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      94 94

  10. ralfh scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

    What a package .....
    • Nose
      Mango extreme, ripe and fruity
    • Taste
      Excellent balance between wood and tropical fruits. Mango is omnipresent
    • Finish
      Wow, mango long-lasting and soft-bodied. That can not end


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