BenRiach 1976

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
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
de Germany
Added on
21 Feb 2013 10:33 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 667.00

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99 × member ratings

85 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for BenRiach 1976

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.55 points

  1. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Don't get me wrong... this is really nice... delicious in fact.. but to me, this is a bit tame... a bit underpowered. Probably not the best 1976 Benriach. Tasted at Old and Rare 2020 in London. Have a bottle at home that I'm debating whether or not to sell.

  2. sagara-kun scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    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. 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.

  4. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Like this one, tropics as expected with a dark fruits background

  5. detachedblue scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Got some wood spices in the front, significantly reduced after a long breath, still a decent fruit bomb, peach flavouring, pineapple, kiwis, guava, comparable to a Bowmore in the 60s, definitely good stuff.
    • Taste
      The tropical fruits are still playing the main role here, very juicy, mouthwatering and spicey, more coconut and pickled olives, inky kombu, umami, got some fresh mints and rosemary.
    • Finish
      Long, mango juice, brown sugar, caramel brownie.

  6. squaadgras scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

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

  7. newman346 scored this whisky 96 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

    If you think that a distillery who is tired of drinking can't drink so many cups a day, you've been drunk.
    Happy screaming BenRiach 1976!

    A moist and moist color.
    Surprisingly salty.
    The soft feeling and plump cheesecake are as expected.
    Sudden summer of Hyuga and baptism of Umegadae.
    The contradictory fruitiness and Japanese sweetness are unbearable.
    Earl Gray to mint.
    Or the glossiness of the golden foil of golden iced coffee from Clement in a coffee shop.
    There really is a sense of jump!
    A peach theater with a soft feeling that jumps on a trampoline.
    Thin flesh texture.
    A sense of hollow,
    Slightly delicious, such as crab and crab.
    But there is no aggressive magic.
    There is no solid system for Germany.
    Lemon syrup pickles.
    The citrus feel of the pie's contents.
    Moreover, there is no sourness.
    Satisfaction is felt only by the hardness of the tangerine outside.
    The tingling sensation is thin.
    Mango light lining.
    Crème brûlée.
    If you think, the refreshing feeling of Bontang candy is gently scattered,
    A delicious finish.
    Well, BenRiach has been released too many times,
    The recovery rate is not low, so I think it's okay.


  8. 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

  9. MikerG2k scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  10. 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


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