BenRiach Septendecim

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Peated Malt
Stated Age
17 years old
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
12 Dec 2015 12:14 pm by JSW

Average value

€ 66.75

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7 × member ratings

56 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for BenRiach Septendecim

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.40 points

  1. El Bastardo scored this whisky 40 points Member Senior

    Of all the smoky whiskys I've tried so far, the one that I, as a non-smoking lover, dislike the least.
    • Nose
      Heavy smoke, but not acrid. Fruit note.
    • Taste
      Fresh, slightly sparkling.
    • Finish
      Strongly tingling, bitter and spicy.

  2. toklian did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Serge says:
    Benriach 17 yo ‘Septemdecim’ (46%, OB, +/-2015)
    A peated one. Quite loved the early bottlings despite the wacky Roman
    name (WF 87 in 2012). Colour: white wine. Nose: was it still Seagram
    that made these peated batches? It’s one of the most delicate and
    elegant peat I’ve seen, although delicateness and elegance might not
    quite be what you’d expect from a peated whisky. Love these whiffs of
    old toolbox, penny book, castor oil, fresh oil paint, or linseed oil…
    It’s a very un-coastal peatiness, but the mainland sure has its charms.
    Mouth: I remember why I loved an earlier version, it’s because it’s so
    un-Islay. Salted cough syrup, ink, smoked salmon, ashes… I’m re-reading
    my old notes, and it seems that it used to be fruitier, while this one’s
    clearly more ashy/salty/sooty. Eating cigar ashes (while distracted).
    Finish: quite long, very ashy. I don’t quite know where this saltiness
    come from – doesn’t smoke trigger salt on our tongues? A debate to open
    on a whisky forum, one day… Comments: I think it got different, but
    quality’s similarly high. Forgot to mention lapsang souchong, this is
    very ‘lapsang-souchong-y’. No, we’re afraid of nothing. SGP:367 - 87 points.


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