BenRiach 1995

Overall rating
87.60/100
votes
83
Whiskybase ID
WB52695
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask Bottling
Vintage
1995
Bottled
02.2014
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Port Puncheon
Casknumber
3696
Number of bottles
776
Strength
53.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060088798133
Bottled for
Whisky Weekend Twente 2014
Market
Netherlands Netherlands
Added on
05 mar 2014 5:49 pm by Bachess
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 130.30

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Whisky reviews for BenRiach 1995

22 users have left 24 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.60 points.

  1. kanpai79 scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. Dutchdram scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Smoke and soil is what hits me first. But immediately after it's followed by great layers of fruits. Strawberries, raspberries, stewed apples and a little hint of peaches. Greatly complemented by each other. More sour fruits like oranges, lemon, cranberries and unripe cherries too. At the end a note of eucalyptus.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Again the smoke and soil, followed by some leather and tabacco. Fruity layers like strawberries and raspberries. Caramel sea-salt complemented by chocolate. Hmmm ????. Very creamy now with hints of creme fraiche and soft butter. At the end notes of walnuts and oak.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium-long. Vanilla with a little hint of raspberries. Some mint and oak too.

  3. aryehf scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    From a blind tasted sample.
    Couldn't find any port maturation notes.
    • Nose
      Citrus peels, smoke, olives, damp, wet ground, very old books, vanilla, leather, tobacco, walnuts.
    • Taste
      Creamy, a bit spirity, smoke, earthy, orange peels, walnuts, damp, vanilla, honey, toffee, leather.
    • Finish
      Medium length, wet wood, earthy, walnuts, jammy.

  4. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Brief comparison with the Solstice (WID: 85102)

    The single cask is smokier and also woody. Overall, the character is darker. The Solstice is more subtle in this respect, but it brings more fruit from the port. The fruits come with the single cask, too, but they look a little more sour with him.

    I actually prefer full ripening. But the comparison wins for me the Solstice. It looks a bit more harmonious.

  5. Cubey666 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    soft gentle red fruit with open fire, on taste full fire with ash, the finish is soft with red fruity ashes. actually what one could expect of a port-peat combination.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  6. PuddingmitHaut did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Smoke, slightly sweet, old shoe, behind it subtle fruits, a hint of lemon, (red) apple, then fresher with more lemon.

      Roasted aromas, cocoa and water make the apple stronger.
    • Taste
      Again, smoke, bite a bit (alcohol), then softer and sweeter. Sweet fruit, some malt.

      With water spicy, woody.
    • Finish
      Not too long, the sweetness remains and some oak resonates.

  7. LDB scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A very nice dram that you can imagine in the winter in front of the fireplace, the alcohol is super integrated. And the nose is great.

    But he is a bit too sour in my mouth, from the port keg the berry essence is present, but hardly sweet.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Densely interwoven with dark berries, slightly medicated herbaceous nature, greasy leather and some wet wool felt, and always comes concentrated candied fruit notes with dark fir honey. Makes a great impression.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Creamy and supple like Black Forest cake with a smoldering oak log, becoming quickly acidic towards the end, the whole thing.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Old wooden planks, which were processed with Brenneisen, echoes of espresso and at the end a bit calomelike bitterness, which after a while becomes wood tones.

  8. EJS scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    BYOB Gouda, 20 mei 2018
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. Mark-E scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  10. rpvdwel scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  11. spigray scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      80 80

  12. spigray scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    palate and finish are very disappointing after the excellent nose.
    85/100
    • Nose
      nice mixture of peat smoke and fruits. mostly red berries, black currents, cherry juice. eucalyptus leaves, hints of vanilla.
    • Taste
      quite peaty. I think it smothers the fruitiness a little and the balance of the nose gets lost. what a pitty, the nose was really good. and it´s rather sharp when you sip it neat.
      with water: a little better for the first few seconds but then the peat creeps in.
    • Finish
      peaty and quite bitter

  13. dRambo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  14. dRambo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    high quality - spicy like an authentic
    • Nose
      tender camp fire smoke, beautiful heavy port nose with dark fruits, blueberries, dates, mint, eucalyptus, vanilla, heavy spice
    • Taste
      viscous, smoke, liquorice, salt, sweet slightly bitter port - well balanced with fine port acid, tobacco, chocolate, mint, pepper,
    • Finish
      warming, very spicy, bitter sweet tobacco

  15. Daan Tje scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  16. Anuminas scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  17. ARDBERG scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    scored 87 after opening. With the bottle being about half empty and extra air, I up the score by two. Lovely stuff, especially with the gentle peat smoke and the balanced sweetness of the good port (there can be lots of bad port, too, but not here;-)).

  18. Ciro scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  19. KayMeertens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Aachener Printen (kind of gingerbread) covered in dark chocolate, toffee, blueberry, cherry, apricot and smoke. With water the apricot turns big and and a little vanilla surfaces, but also some kind of hand soap.
    • Taste
      Quite spicy: pepper and nutmeg. Printen, peat smoke, cranberry, toffee, cherry and mint. With water more mint and indeed something odd that could be described as washing powder. Not really recommended, I prefer to keep it undiluted.
    • Finish
      Quite a lot of peat smoke and nutmeg. Also pepper, dark chocolate, toffee, blueberry and gingerbread.

  20. Magnus Hillman did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Quite unique in its' character, not as much sour plum and pink pepper as I use to find in port cask matured malts. Nice and clean peat smoke.

    (Rating interval 84-87)
    • Nose
      Complex nose of fresh fruits like tangerines, plums and black pickled olives funny enough. Peat smoke and salted nuts but also wood spice and slightly perfumed oak.
    • Taste
      Clean and fresh arrival, with some washing detergent and peat smoke. Again, perfume/aromatic oak plays major part of the delivery, with more delicate peat smoke and sweet spearmint. 
    • Finish
      The finish is smoky salt licorice with aromatic oak and black pepper. brine is left in the finish together with spearmint. 

  21. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  22. Ruud6421 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      86 86

  23. Ikkakumon scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      The peat dominates widely, medicinal notes, a little honey.

      With water: no tangible change
    • Taste
      Peat, very spicy, pepper, grilled bacon, a little peach, slightly malty.

      With water: more sweet.
    • Finish
      Medium, spices and smoke.

  24. Allandale scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

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