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BenRiach 1999

Overall rating
86.00/100
votes
90
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Virgin American Oak Wood Finish
Vintage
12.08.1999
Bottled
22.07.2013
Stated Age
13 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Barrels / Virgin American Oak Finish
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
LG10665
Barcode
5060088796764
Added on
20 Feb 2014 7:40 pm by Chemist
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 389.50

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90 × member ratings

228 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for BenRiach 1999

28 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.00 points

  1. EinSpatzUnterVielen scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Tip: Virgin Oak, 43-46% and very delicious! ;-)
    I like it really well - great intense, dangerously tasty, sweet and spicy - and the PLV is also more than correct. It may be that he wins another point. My mini-sample was simply not enough for a detailed study of the beautiful malt. That's why it's got to be a big bottle.
    • Nose
      --- --- BLINDTASTING --- ---
      Vanilla, flower nectar, orange blossom, honey, banana, cardamom, malty sweetness, roasted flavors, coconut, fine spicy oak
    • Taste
      sweet and voluminous; a lot of vanilla, flower nectar, honey banana from the pan with cinnamon and cardamom, malty-sweet, coconut, coconut cream, caramel, white chocolate, ginger biscuits, burnt brioche, super-beautiful woody notes, nothing bitter !, grapes ...
    • Finish
      medium; wonderfully sweet with roasted aromas that last a long time, caramel, pear, warm banana ...

  2. dRambo scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Nose: vanilla, sweet vanilla, even sweeter vanilla, a little glue, depending on the distance to the glass before the first sip also stronger adhesive notes, after the first sip you will find delicious exotic fruits together with fruity sweetness and light spicy oak, green jasmine tea, intense orange blossom - One may not take the nose away, the adhesive notes are completely gone, the nose is a dream Taste: round, syrupy viscous, honey sweetness, sweet malt, fresh woody notes with a light spiciness, probably from the wood a quite strong tingling on the tongue which remains even after the finish. Sawdust and resin I hide in the sweetness that could also come from sherry casks, with each further sip of the woody notes are more intense on the palate, the finish is a gentle long fade out the sweetness, which increasingly passes into the woody notes, finally dry and astringent, not bitter, very long
    Conclusion: very intense and very aromatic, well integrated alcohol, the nose is the highlight, I should have hoarded more of it ...
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  3. Greenkeeper scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Outstanding for that period of maturation time.
    Outstanding for that age.
    Outstanding for that price. 

    It seems that the maturation in virgin wood is the key point: All those maltheads, that don't love whiskies fully aged or finished in virgin wood will tend to give few points and all the others might come out with votings like mine. Just swallowed a 0.1 litre sample.
    Full bottle is underway. That's good. Really good.

    Full tasting review will follow after the next test. I have to add the information that I generally get off on virgin oak maturation or finishes, that might explain the high rating. 

  4. Nosingbär scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Delicious! This malt captures the sweet basic character of Benriach very nicely and builds its strengths. 88/100. Tasty! This paints builds nicely on the sweet character of BenRiach and enhances it's virtues. 88/100
    • Nose
      Wonderfully sweet, dark, fruity. Vanilla, heavy forest honey, baked bananas and apples. A trail of spicy-sweet flower nectar. More vanilla. Dark, aromatic, intense. A trace of spearmint. Wonderfully sweet, dark, fruity. Vanilla, heavy wild honey, baked bananas and apples. A hint of spicy-sweet nectar. Even more vanilla, dark, aromatic, intense. A little bit of spearmint.
    • Taste
      sweet. Aromatic, sweet vanilla. Toasted aromas, caramel. Baked, bright fruits. Condensed milk. Panna cotta. Spiciness, cardamom. Grated coconut. Dark honey. Sweet. Aromatic, sweet vanilla. Toasted notes, caramel. Again baked fruits like bananas, apples. Condensed milk. Panna cotta. Spicyness, like cardamom. Coconut flakes. Dark honey.
    • Finish
      Long, sweet, roasted finish. Baked apples covered with honey. Spicy vanilla, as if the spice were hanging on the palate. Great. White chocolate. Condensed milk. Spicy forest honey. Long, sweet, toasted aftertaste. Baked apples with honey coating. Spicy vanilla, as if you tasted the actual spice. Nice! White chocolate. Condensed milk. Spicy wild honey.

  5. TechnOBY scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. LordBellamy scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    with water: it definitely doesn't need it, the 46% is just right

    Conclusion: As so often, Benriach and Virgin Oak complement each other very well, the fruity and sweetish distillate is complemented by beautiful oak aromas and hardly any adhesive notes, but it lacks a bit of complexity in the finish
    • Nose
      88 88
      Vanilla, lots of vanilla, bananas, fruity sweetness, subtle glue, spicy yet fine, good balance, honey, oranges, a little coconut and beautiful oak tannins
    • Taste
      87 87
      nice texture, creamy, fruity, cake batter, vanilla, great spice note
    • Finish
      85 85
      pleasantly long, with sweet vanilla and spicy notes, plus fruit (apple) and just subtle bitterness on the back

  7. mothers_finest scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      As expected, very cute. Honey.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Somewhat bitter oak on the palate, which is probably due to the Virginoak. Sweet, spicy, liquorice, hints of raisins.
      (Raisins? ... I am well aware that it is a Virginoak ripening)
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium long, warming oak bitterness.

      In the end a not too complex, but still a sweet and delicious whisky. But I wouldn't spend more than 80 euros.

  8. DerDennis! scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  9. LDB scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      At first a slight hint of glue, later then cotton candy, sherry, spice
    • Taste
      Dried figs, raisin mares, malty-oily
    • Finish
      Plum compote, cinnamon

  10. sphinx scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

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