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BenRiach Septendecim

Overall rating
84.67/100
votes
26
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Peated Malt
Bottled
28.03.2013
Stated Age
17 years old
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon Barrels
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml
Bottle code
LG68296
Added on
09 Mar 2014 5:57 pm by MasonBones
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 7.95

2 × in wishlist

26 × member ratings

70 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for BenRiach Septendecim

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.67 points

  1. WSP scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  2. Astrid scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      84 84

  3. Astrid scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Here everything is focused on the admittedly in its complexity really excellent smoke, otherwise it remains unfortunately pretty frills.
    • Nose
      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
    • Taste
      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
    • Finish
      pleasantly dry with cocoa powder, fine yet very present smoke, wood ash and dust, a hint of agave, warming with good length

  4. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    I think it's hard to find something similar on Islay in this price range.
    • Nose
      Again a nice welcoming nose out the peated range of Benriach. A sweet and soft vanilla custard packed in bourbon wood.
    • Taste
      Oily on the palate, nice amount of peated smoke with the sweeter honey notes. Roasted nuts, dry wood and spices in the end.
    • Finish
      A good and chewy finish.

  6. dRambo scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  7. dRambo scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    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
    • Nose
      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
    • Taste
      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
    • Finish
      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

  8. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes:

    https://whiskycuse.wordpress.com/2014/01/05/benriach-17-yo-septendecim-ob-2013/

  9. Mephisto scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Not bad, but not really balanced. The sweet and nice aroma doesn't prepare you for the "straight" taste from my point of view.
    • Nose
      Immediately sweet malt and smoke. Apple and vanilla including fresh notes.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      Long and intense, very bitter, hazelnuts and in the end some toffee or nougat.

  10. Mephisto scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

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