- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Peated Malt
- Stated Age
- 17 years old
- Ex-Bourbon Barrels
- 46.0 % Vol.
- 50 ml
- Bottle code
- Added on
- 09 Mar 2014 5:57 pm by MasonBones
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Whisky Reviews for BenRiach Septendecim
12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.67 points
- Here everything is focused on the admittedly in its complexity really excellent smoke, otherwise it remains unfortunately pretty frills.
clear smoke, reminiscent in its structure of a mild Laphroaig without maritime influences, campfire ash with bite and old parchment, dusty, bark mulch, flax seed, behind lurk the barrels with bourbon past, some vanilla and caramel, Golden Delicious, sweet a la cotton candy and Honey, after a long time followed by spicy aromas such as cinnamon and ground cloves
strong with a trifle sweetness, spiciness - first spicy then becoming finer, slightly bitter caramel, spilled malt, a good portion of smoke and wood ash, roast and smoked aromas, agave syrup is spreading, sage, vanilla, oily in character
pleasantly dry with cocoa powder, fine yet very present smoke, wood ash and dust, a hint of agave, warming with good length
- I think it's hard to find something similar on Islay in this price range.
Again a nice welcoming nose out the peated range of Benriach. A sweet and soft vanilla custard packed in bourbon wood.
Oily on the palate, nice amount of peated smoke with the sweeter honey notes. Roasted nuts, dry wood and spices in the end.
A good and chewy finish.
- a discontinued malt of the standard range, which I never really noticed and which was always around and under 60 ¬ was to have - he can keep up with other smokers of the price class for me - especially the many beautiful spices and the elegance I like
Sweet apples with spicy, beautifully aged smoke, cinnamon and sugar, cloves, star anise, ginger, roasted aromas of freshly roasted cereal grains, malt, caramel, toffee, very oily dense nose, vegetable acid that evokes associations with a bourbon barrel - reminding me of Bowmore only the burnt rubber
initially a bit too soft, then it grows nice sweet, oily, viscous, spicy, the alcohol strength brings power without stinging, quite complex oak with a slight hint of licorice, acidity from the barrel with neat citrus notes, cinnamon and vanilla full, with mint, is not a true coastal painter and has a high elegance to offer by the long maturity
it fills the mouth with fresh spice - sweet lemon lingers for a long time - cinnamon and pepper are warm and pleasant against fresh mint - it stays on the palate for a long time until it fades into a light cigarette ash note in custard
- Tasting Notes:
- Not bad, but not really balanced. The sweet and nice aroma doesn't prepare you for the "straight" taste from my point of view.
Immediately sweet malt and smoke. Apple and vanilla including fresh notes.
Bitter and smoky, I´m missing complexity here. Strong oak, just slightly sweet at the beginning, than a bit of pure and dark chocolate powder.
Long and intense, very bitter, hazelnuts and in the end some toffee or nougat.