Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Small Batch
Stated Age
19 years old
Number of bottles
47.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
27 Jun 2015 8:40 pm by ARDBERG
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 88.67

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Whisky Reviews for BenRiach 1996 CA

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.04 points

  1. bvrsky scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    I got this tasty sample of https://www.whiskybase.com/profile/wombat74. Thanks HPPC ;-)  a very nice dram indeed !
    • Nose
      At first some southern fruits, peach& peer. Then it in turns in to vanilla, peach, again the freshness a haze of alcohol but the peer dominates. I think I'll love this.
    • Taste
      Citrus, peach, ananas, quite tasty but it's hard to reach the promise which have been set by the nose. Though I like this one.
    • Finish
      The waxy fruit stays, but it's amplified with influences of a soft jalapeno incitement and afterwards a revival of the peer.

  2. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  3. Wtrstrnghlt scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nose: a bit of alcohol at first, but that fades quickly. Tropical fruit. Pineapple, Coconut. Then some vanilla. After a while it gets more fresh, with some Pears, very nice!

    Gets nice and buttery, waxy.

    Taste: Light and sweet at first. Fruity, but gets sharper with some chilly pepppers.

    Finish: Gentle, fairly long. get spicier again with some peppers.

    Nice dram for a fair price.

  4. Gonathras did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Note by Serge Valentin from whiskyfun.com:

    Benriach-Glenlivet 19 yo 1996/2015 (47.1%, Cadenhead, Small Batch)  Our friends in Campbeltown keep using the suffix ‘–Glenlivet’. One day, they’ll issue an Ardbeg-Glenlivet ;-). And that won’t be a blended malt… Colour: pale gold. Nose: the style of the 1985. Kellogg’s best, custard, barley syrup, apple pie, honey… I cannot imagine anyone having something bad to say about this style. Mouth: ah, some citrus. And apples, grapes, light honey, green bananas (the small ones they have in Cuba), limoncello… All that on a slightly grassy base. A touch of white chocolate, perhaps. Finish: medium, rather light, with more light honey and apple juice. A delicate maltiness. The aftertaste is a little bitter. Comments: typical well-aged fruity and light Benriach ex-good American wood. There might not be a lot happening (it’s not the US elections, is it), but there isn’t anything to complain about. Does the job. SGP:651 - 85 points.

  5. Finlaggan scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    My review can be found here:

  6. Bishlouk scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    The nose is really extraordinary and promises mountains and wonders. The mouth is very nice and easy, although more common. The finale, on the other hand, crushes and annoys me by its bitterness supported that I like less. Difficult to quote in these circumstances, but you still have to ...

    87/100 (it is especially the nose that goes up the coast, facing the final which makes it fall).
    • Nose
      Light and airy. And hula, ultra exotic! Ripe banana, mango, yellow melon. Grapefruit drops that tingle a little to the nostrils. Very fresh, and full of sunshine.
    • Taste
      In the continuity of the nose. Sweet, light, and very fruity. Freshly cut fruits, sweet and sun-drenched. The exoticism of the juicy fruits of the islands. Mainly on banana, with menthol notes that are revealed at times.
    • Finish
      Pretty short. A bitter and fruity astringency settles in the mouth. Light salted mint at the end of the mouth.

  7. ARDBERG did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Cadenhead Notes:

    Summer 2015 Small Batch

    Nose    Honey richness with apple pie, then an amazing hit of white chocolate and boiled sweets.

    Palate    Lemon meringue pie, summer fruits with cashew nuts and soft hints of nougat and creme caramel. Speyside at it's best.

    Finish    Very creamy with allspice, coffee beans and whiffs of toffee.


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