BenRiach 1995

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask Bottling
Stated Age
20 years old
Oloroso Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
51.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Premium Spirits Belgium
Added on
29 Nov 2015 10:18 am by Insomniac
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 148,98

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83 × member ratings

125 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for BenRiach 1995

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.31 points

  1. nallacam scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Scratch the 90 points, the Peat could be a bit better involved. All in all a very complex BenRiach, which joins many good to very good 1993 and 1995er.

  2. schengel10 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Great - a toppaint!

    [Color] amber;
    • Nose
      93 93
      intense sherry; Raisins, oranges, campfire smoke, ginger, oak;
    • Taste
      93 93
      undiluted: full-bodied fruity onset, strong smoke, oranges, bitter chocolate, leather, oak, complex, becoming dry;
    • Finish
      92 92
      long finish with chocolate, smoke, oranges;

  3. Gaija scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Deserves more praise. Superbly concentrated and integrated. Very evolutive. Simply one of the best sherried peaters in its price range, I'd rather have one of these than a case of 2016 Oogies.
    • Nose
      A light sulphury touch (curry, hay, mushrooms) leads to a meaty / forestian explosion with all kinds of venison but not only. Tons of soot, dirty leather, cranberries, pink pepper, forest soil. Very "virile" composition, but fresh mango comes to offset it. Gets then super evolutive, with spices and flowers in dialog : meat marinades, caraway and thyme for the spices, juniper, rosehip and lavender for the flowers. The whole on a dirty barbecue. Amazing.
    • Taste
      This is ridiculous. Perfect alcohol integration to begin with. Then more of the same, but that is the best compliment I can think of ! Ultra strong coffee (the almost salty ones) and black chocolate complete juicier sherry markers like kirsch and blood oranges. The forestian peat is there as well : pipe tobacco, soot, leather, beef jerky … this is totally anti-Islay in its peatiness. Huge meatiness once again, and very salty.
    • Finish
      Just as forestian as the rest. Mushrooms, soot, dark chocolate … Somewhat earthier, with burnt walnuts, coffee again, oranges and salty liquorice. Only lacks a bit of freshness, but flawless in its delivery.

  4. huggy bear scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      91 91

  5. Georges scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

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

  6. Georges scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Peat smoke, sweet, sherry, tobacco, leathery, earthy
    • Taste
      Sweet sherry, chocolate, spicy (ginger), lemons, mint
    • Finish
      Medium long, spicy, drying 

  7. Bishlouk scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Nose: Smoked Sherry, Han! Waw, what a nose, by the way! This dry Sherry blend (wood, very dry grapes) and hay smoke works great. Palate: Dry hay, burnt leather, brown sugar. Salty apple, dark chocolate, and old dry wood. Final: Creamy. The smoke rises in the nostrils. Wood dust, and Christmas spices on the end. Verdict: BOOM! I like the peaty / sherry, and this one is very well done.

  8. huggy bear scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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


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