BenRiach 18-year-old - Latada

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Limited Production
Stated Age
18 years old
American Oak + Madeira Casks Finish
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
03 Sep 2015 4:39 pm by Black Widow

Average value

€ 139.29

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Whisky Reviews for BenRiach 18-year-old - Latada

43 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.73 points

  1. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Hm, kind of yummy, kind of interesting, but strange flavors compilation ... Chimera might hit it. I like the stable / workshop history, but I would probably go for a young Bunna or Ledaig. The creamy sweetie has something, but does not really fit in here. My idea of ​​Madeira is also not really the course and the 18 years Speyside ... I would probably get something dignified elsewhere. So academically interesting, but no over 100 Euro purchase incentive for me.
    • Nose
      "Hello, Islay!" One may think of the first nose, not directly smoke, more so between horse stable and garage / oily blue man, somehow reminiscent of young, peat Bunnahabhain, but not quite so "snotty", but smoother, gentler, also a little flower cut, green apple, Lime ... with water a bit more nut and Werther's real
    • Taste
      the smoke / stall / oil / away component is almost gone, just an association of salt and floral vase water, instead creamy-sweet (white chocolate / sweetened condensed milk to toffee) with white pepper, lime (rather tart-bitter than sour), watermelon bowl
    • Finish
      long, slightly "peated" (salt, bitter, a little tar), but also the creamy sweetness and the white pepper will last a long time

  2. ASWhisky scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    who likes it .... can be funny
    • Nose
      directly after pouring without movement: the strongest cowshed after life and exercise: Hello cows! Herbs, and disinfection, everything else is more clue than reality ... cereals,
    • Taste
      Shortly cool then tingling and warming, smoke, cowshed, dark yellow ripe fruit, becoming sweeter, machine oil, vanilla, light wood, getting sweeter, fennel / anise candy, cough syrup, slight bitterness on the back palate
    • Finish
      Coffee bean burnt on the palate, acidity, some smoke, light terpentine with light fruit - long

  3. wbarchive_104650 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Totally unlike any other Madeira whisky I had in the glass. Maybe it's the smoke that does its job as counterpart to the sweetie here. Delicious.
    • Nose
      So first I've got muff. Then maybe a little smoke comes. Quite unlike the other Madeira whiskys. This typical sweetness is more in the background. I'll stop that
    • Taste
      Light smoke and now comes the sweetness. Medium astringent. The alcohol builds up over time. At the end there is something spicy. Delicious.
    • Finish
      Here the smoke comes clearly again. Not quite as sweet as other Madeira whiskys.

  4. HunterRomario scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Tasty at the Whisky Festival 2016. Great whisky, very impressed.
    • Nose
      Kiwi, gooseberry, a beautiful fruity scent with decent peat, which adds another dimension to the scent. Rich, layered. I also discovered lemons and menthol. (94 b)
    • Taste
      Hardly fruity, sweetish with a brutal peat. Sweet, graceful on the tongue, adding a little salty smoked meat and gradually taking over domination. (90 b)

  5. Whisky-Fancier scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Should not have stayed longer in the barrel. Excellent cask management, brought into the bottle at the right moment.
    • Nose
      93 93
      Excellent mix of campfire smoke and sweet grapes, nutmeg barbeque sauce, toffees, vanilla
    • Taste
      95 95
      Strong grape sweetness in the onset, tingling oak, smoke is integrated excellently, light oak tones after some time in the mouth, oily, very complex
    • Finish
      95 95
      Oak, sweetness, smoke remains, complex and balanced, nothing stands out unpleasant, filling the mouth, warming the esophagus

  6. PatSch23_12 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    idiosyncratic, but extremely successful combination of sweet Madeira and Highland smoke
    • Nose
      Smoldering fire in the flower shop. Velvety, smooth peat smoke mingles with the scent of cut flowers (not just flowers, even the cut stems, as tulips have it extremely). Extremely idiosyncratic, but for me extremely coherent combination. Yellow fruits like melon, mango and something acidic (does kiwi smell like that ??). Everything is underlined by sparkling citrus notes, spicy brown sugar and subtle malt wort.
    • Taste
      wet straw and hay (similar to a Port Charlotte), to the now slightly musty smoke and fresh fruit notes. Star fruit and physalis, with melon peel (or slightly sweet cucumber, if there is such a thing). Surprisingly clear vanilla, which was not felt in the nose, with malt sugar
    • Finish
      towards the end again the smoke with a spicy-sharp component.

  7. whiskeyjedi scored this whisky 82 points Member Senior

    BenRiach 18 Latada
    N smoke discreet and warm yellow fruits
    G warm, comfortable, long sweet finish

  8. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Just great the Madeira finishes of Benriach, the 13-year-old Maderensis Fumosus again crowned!
    • Nose
      Kiwi, nice bonfires on the coast, apricot, some pineapple, apples, clear Madeira flavor, malt and honey
    • Taste
      Sweet tropical fruits, vieeel honey and caramel, in addition this sweet sweet peat note of the campfires, nice power for 46%, apricots, yellow plums, a little light raisins, sweet malt, vanilla, thyme and rosemary
    • Finish
      Wonderfully fruity-peaty, the yellow fruits remain with shell and a little malt and sweet peat, medium to long

  9. Dris scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  10. Saftkenner scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A very nice experiment and a bottling that separates opinions, as it sometimes comes up with very special flavors. I like it, but it doesn't quite come close to the Benriach Solstice.
    The issue price, however, was quite excessive.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Medium-strength smoke, which on the one hand has the herbal character typical of the Benriach smoke, on the other hand is also supplemented by a light cowshed smell with damp and dirty straw (towards Bowmore). Sounds strange, but it's not uncomfortable. There is also a maritime note that reminds me of salty sea air. This is accompanied by light, ripe fruits such as peach, orange and dried apricots. There is also honey, a strong vanilla aroma and also tobacco and leather.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Nice and strong and oily. In the mouth, the herbal Benriach smoke comes into its own again ... as if you had thrown dry leaves and a wheelbarrow full of dry clippings into the fire. In addition peach, orange, cherry, strawberry, oak seasoning, leather, tobacco, honey, salty caramel.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium to long finish. Cold pipe smoke with vanilla, passion fruit and cherry.


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