BenRiach 10-year-old

Overall rating
81.33/100
votes
189
Whiskybase ID
WB66660
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
24.06.2015
Stated Age
10 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
LJ30647
Barcode
5060399680547
Added on
09 apr 2015 3:12 pm by Zinni
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 38.64

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Whisky reviews for BenRiach 10-year-old

36 users have left 38 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 81.33 points.

  1. Malthead19 scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    - a really "new" good entry into the Benriach range
    - has no big corners and edges but a nice one
    fruity taste
    - reminds me of spring in its character
    - A good all day whisky for just under 30 €, good for beginners
    • Nose
      fresh and fruity, floral, green apple, surprisingly mild, honey, citrus fruits, fresh wood,
    • Taste
      Sweetness, vanilla, oak, citrus, ginger, very fresh character (resembles a eucalyptus freshness)
    • Finish
      short finish;
      medium-long fruity aftertaste

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  3. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    More sherry than expected. A little out of round, but good standard.
    • Nose
      Noticeable sherry on the nose. Significantly darker than the 2003. Less fresh, sweeter, but also good.
    • Taste
      In the mouth tart, zesty, subtle sweetness, the sherry casks are there.
    • Finish
      A bit spicy on the finish. herbal sherry and spice. Over time it will become rounder.

  4. Mark-E scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

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

  5. sheven0126 scored this whisky 79 points Member Senior

  6. schengel10 scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    [F] straw;
    • Nose
      very fruity (apple compote, peach, lemon), malt, a little vanilla;
    • Taste
      soft juicy fruity onset, clear citrus aromas (peaches, tangerines), herbs, pepper, some oak;
    • Finish
      full, fruity, good medium length, in the end apple compote;

  7. JNuyts scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  9. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    For me personal a malty nose and taste as in most of the other "Benriach's" I had before though this is never mentioned in the flavour finder.
    • Nose
      All the ingredients to make a nice fruity cake with some vanilla extract.
    • Taste
      It's all what was promissed in the nose. It's not a dry cake but a little creamy one with a light peppery touch in the back. Not a very strong body or any other sensation but a pleasant drink you don't have to discuss a lot about.
    • Finish
      Short sweet light spicy finish

  10. RR60 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

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

  11. Toffie76 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    recommended. Dram of aperitif and long evenings with friends.
    • Nose
      very malty and biscuity. Immediately very greedy, with pastry cream, hazelnuts, vanilla, toffee. A touch of sap, dried straw, hay. The nose is really the highlight of this whisky. Tasted next to ferocious critters like a Laphroaig, he did not disassemble himself. Better, it evolved in short of session. Terrible.
    • Taste
      There, the dilution is unfortunately too much. The dram does not hold the length, but is still very pleasant anyway. The kind of bottle that pleases and that ends quickly in good company ... dangerously pleasant. Bitterness a little too much letting (a little) pleasure. The mouth is well below the nose, but no matter overall in the end. At 46 ° or more, this whisky would be just monstrous.
    • Finish
      Bitterness fine and leaning. Dry down in the final. It's short.

  12. Ivynor scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    The nose is above. An acceptable Benriach.
    • Nose
      Expressive nose, honey, heather, quite a Highland profile.
      A bit of dry cake and traces of yellow fruits.
    • Taste
      Always honey, fruits a little green, together that is younger, a little grass. Slightly creamy.
    • Finish
      Honest but still a bit short. Peppery finish, woody, with a little honey.

  13. Lafiii did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      71 71
    • Finish
      73 73

  14. MadScientist scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  15. Guntis scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      81 81

  16. dRambo scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      76 76
    • Finish
      80 80

  17. Guntis scored this whisky 81 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      80 80

  18. MM-Speyside scored this whisky 68 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      45 45
    • Taste
      73 73
    • Finish
      75 75

  19. Laugenbretzel scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      76 76

  20. pianoman scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Mild. Green apple, lemon, cake dough. Slightly grassy and malty.
    • Taste
      Light. Cereals, malt, apple. Rather dry.

  21. Einfach_Supi scored this whisky 65 points Expert Senior

    Since I have had much more complex whiskys at this age. I'm afraid there were a few too many re-re-fillers here. Much too shallow and meaningless to me. Easy drinking on a summer terrace, but there are better ones too!
    • Nose
      First, the alcohol stings in the nose. Badly involved and dominant. Behind them come cereal notes, then acid, but without recognizing any particular fruit. Herbs, to the end of adhesive notes
    • Taste
      Mild kick, cereals, a hint of vanilla, milk chocolate. Easy bizzelling of alcohol, where are fruits ???
    • Finish
      Schwupp, he's already gone. Sweetly the whisky slips out of the mouth, nothing remains

  22. Rogier Engel scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  23. Torfding scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      fresh, light fruits, tangerine, lemon (which develops into a sweeter lemon), creamy vanilla, cereals
    • Taste
      Roasted aromas, oak, green apples and applesauce
    • Finish
      long, towards the end, a touch of mandarin comes on, the even longer aftertaste remains fresh

  24. blondiehb did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Blindtasting Orwiming
    Tip: Sherry Keg, 10yo, Highlands, 46% is familiar.
    Very nice earth and wood notes.
    Wow, I would not have expected that for the price.
    • Nose
      Prunes, solvent but not unpleasant, citrus, oak
    • Taste
      Dry, dark fruits, sweet, earthy, oak
    • Finish
      Warm, oak, earth but without musty

  25. HunterRomario scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Taste in the big blind tasting test that Nethar prepared for me. I received a total of 19 samples of 30ml, numbered only. In the first place, I only knew that it was mostly about BenRiach, but that there were some of the other outlets among the samples. Nethar also suggested that some samples could be repeated. I accepted the offered challenge and placed my head on an imaginary block. How else should you defend your scoring and your approach to the assessment than such a practical test. Even though I know it's almost impossible to hit everything, because on the one hand, the tastes and preferences can change slightly over the years, it's often up to you what you had to eat before the test and probably the mood and other factors. Some of the bottles in the test were for me the first time, most of them only as samples a few years ago, but it would be more interesting. I used the tips, apart from my experience and memory, to compare with old reviews and degustation notes, but only after writing my impressions. After sending the results of my tasting, Nethar declassified the identity of the individual bottles. It turned out that BenRiach was only nineteen (53%) of nineteen samples, nine (47%). The fact that it will be "mostly BenRiach" was strictly observed. The ratio of other whiskys in the test was much higher than I personally expected, and I was ready for different lotteries. However, we know each other. Nethar's great thanks for all the samples and the chance to go through this test and see for yourself how much I can or can not rely on my olfactory and flavor cells and then you on my reviews.
    • Nose
      Special smell. A mix of wood, fruit, some kind of varnish and varnish, furniture polish, cocoa. It is strangely sweet, the speech is more difficult and darker. But not brutally. (84 b)
    • Taste
      Malt, with heavier fruitiness. This is where wood and nuts sound. (84 b)
    • Finish
      Depending on the smell, it looks like the influence of barrels on the port, but at the same time it does not fit other parts to the port, so I can not guess or I will not. Actually it can be anything.

  26. Bishlouk scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Nose: The cardboard sock (??? !!!: -o). Vanilla and caramelized grapes. Green apple brings a touch of freshness. Vanilla malt after aeration. Palate: Sweet and sweet. Caramel, apple, white grapes, and hints of citrus peel. Finale: A marked fruity bitterness, and a woody drought that settles on the tongue. Verdict: Not too much my cam. A classic Speysider, but I find the nose weird (Sock ?? Cardboard ?? No but hello what ?? !!) and the final too bitter.

  27. Dalm did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Aroma: fresh, green apple, lemon, vanilla, some malt and oak

    Taste: pleasantly spicy, citrus, some oak and malt

    Finish: medium long, spicy, slightly dry / bitter

  28. toklian scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Serge says:

    Benriach 10 yo (43%, OB, 2015) I
    believe this is one of the first official Benriachs to have been
    distilled by the new owners, under the watchful eyes of Billy Walker.
    Colour: gold. Nose: a few bready/yeasty notes at first nosing, then some
    overripe apples and a blend of plum spirit and pale ale (some kind of
    IPA). A touch of wet limestone as well, but the whole’s very barleyish
    rather than plain fruity. Perhaps a few greengages? Mouth: more fruits,
    less ale. I find oranges and a creamy vanilla (butter cream, fudge),
    then rather touches of limoncello, while the sweet barley speak out
    again after a few seconds. Touches of white pepper, quite possibly from
    the oak. Finish: good length. Pepper, vanilla and malty beer, plus stone
    fruits in the aftertaste. Swiss Abricotine? Comments: rather firmer and
    more vigorous than expected. Not a smooth/easy one! I really like it. SGP:451 - 83 points.

  29. FLKegel scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  30. Cicero did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    From memory, I would say that it is more interesting than the 12yo
    the most pronounced flavors are citrus with coconut
    a clear easy-to-drink recommendation
    • Nose
      fresh, lemony
      Vanilla, coconut, sour green apple
      very clear citrus fruit, which becomes sweeter with time; going in the direction of the tangerine
      but lemon remains superficial
      possibly also a light sting alcohol
    • Taste
      slight biting at the tip of the tongue
      otherwise very mild
      Citrus fruits are sweeter in the mouth than in the nose
      in the background you can notice the oak and the sherry barrel (?)
      but all in all he is "fresh"
    • Finish
      rather short
      with a hint of sweetness and coconut

  31. Magnus Hillman did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This is definitely a complex spirit, I would probably have quite some difficulties determine if it was a single malt, a malt blend or a blended scotch if tasted blind. Even some obscure older single grain could be possible here. This because it sometimes behave like a blend with significant grain content for some reason That is not disturbing at all in my opinion, and it have such challenging complexity.

    (82-86)
    • Nose
      Caramel, toffee and oak is the first combo that hits the nose. Then fruity with pears and citrus in harmony with seriously soft smoke far far back. Sweet dark honey, some Swedish foam candy, (Ahlgrens bilar), vanilla, banana and icing sugar.
    • Taste
      The arrival feels young and raw, kind of like a blend with substantial vanilla flavors. It almost becomes brighter in the development which at the same time adds to the complexity with more flavors of pepper, sour apple, burnt sugar and slightly bitter honey.
    • Finish
      Also the finish is quite bright with caramel, pepper and again subtle soft smoke. There is also some sweet licorice and young spirit (not necessarily barley though??)

  32. Wolv scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  33. LordBellamy scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Apple Granny Smith, pear, very fruity, caramel, malt and barley, slightly vinous / grapes and some wood Taste: fruity sweetness with smooth edges Finish: rather short, but a lot of caramel, barley and some fresh oak

    Nice malt for a fair price, so BenRiach sets the standard for 10y Speysider pretty high - 86 points

  34. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    very nice standard at a fair price, the development nose (fresh-fruity) -> finish (chocolate, sharpness) makes it more entertaining than some other 10/12-standard Speysider
    • Nose
      light, fresh-fruity, apple, lemon, vanilla, after a while malt and light spicy
    • Taste
      sweet and spicy, boiled apples and pears, applesauce, malt, vanilla, cinnamon, light clove sharpness
    • Finish
      medium in length, chocolate, slightly hot

  35. John Barleycorn scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  36. Noface83 scored this whisky 82 points Specialist

    Nose: fruity with sour apples and some lemon, malty, vanilla pudding, light bitterness and fresh ginger.
    Taste: pleasant and full it brings notes of crushed apples, spicy oak, creamy and sweet porridge of malt and vanilla, in the not too long finish dominate bitter oak and some pepper. The fruitiness (now rather pear) is only subtly in the background.
    Conclusion: very well made standard in its price range easily in the top 10 comes.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  37. molar3rd scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Nose: A rather big and full kind of Jose: starting on green apples (Granny Smith) , malt and vanilla as well as some red ripe apples. Creamy vanilla with allspice and cloves.

    Palate: lovely oily and full With quite a spicy tang. The apples are stewed rather than fresh and the vanilla is present but not as powerful. Hints of Lotus biscuits develop with time.

    Finish: Medium long. Mainly pear and apple peel , spices and dark chocolate. Dry and slightly bitter.

    Bottom line:

    While This is not a ground breaking whisky, it is a great example of well made basic core line whisky, we’ve come to expect from Benriach. A rich nose, with a full palate, classic style, no frills and no tricks. Whisky, to be enjoyed. It would make a great daily dram. Good work, and keep it up!

    http://whiskyisrael.co.il/2015/04/27/the-new-benriach-10-yotasting-notes/

     

  38. Whiskykoch scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  39. Dramlicious scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    I was rather excited when BenRiach announced the introduction of the BenRiach 10 Years Old as the cornerstone of their range. Now, I wouldn’t get too overly excited about a new 10 years old standard expression in general but this one is a pretty special one:

    http://dramlicious.com/tasty-tastings-episode-25/

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