- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Wood Finish Series
- Stated Age
- 15 years old
- 46.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- Added on
- 08 May 2014 12:48 pm by Ras Mazunga
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Whisky Reviews for BenRiach 15-year-old Dark Rum
28 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.92 points
- Good try, but other wood finishes are better.
- Finishing contributes to added value here and does not serve - as can be observed elsewhere - for the echo of a youthful indelibility. 15 years is already a decent age. Great drops at a very decent price.
He is guaranteed not dyed! Fruity on the nose (especially grapes and raisins, also a little pear?), Malty, vanilla, subtle citrus fruits. Full of promise!
And the standard is kept pleasurable: a full-bodied symphony. Even tangerines?
The sweetness provided by the base is wonderfully absorbed by a slightly burnt-on effect, which is why the finish creates a successful overall impression.
- Well, not for me, definitely. I'm sure BenRiach's spirit could use some quality rum influence if it was subtle and applied to an old malt.But in this expression, the trademark soft fruitiness is burried under tons of solventy permanent-marker notes, alongside cheap creme brulée and just a truckload of uninteresting neutral grainy spirit and sugary wood. The texture is relatively nice though, and the palate is more or less ok. I'm no fan of rum influence in the first place, so if you are, don't take my advice, ... but that was a no-go for me.
- What a taste experience!
Color does not make much, is very bright in the glass. A first fragrance makes it clear in a jiffy, where it comes from: Rumfass, very clearly, very nice associations with rum chocolate, Rumkugeln.
Only after some time, the rum takes back, disappears almost completely. What's left is a great whisky that tastes fruity, spicy.