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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Whisky Reviews for BenRiach 1976

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.63 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. 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.

  3. squaadgras scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

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

  4. 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.


  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. MikerG2k scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  8. 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

  9. 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.

  10. 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


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