BenRiach 1996

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask Bottling
Stated Age
19 years old
Marsala Hogshead
Number of bottles
55.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Premium Spirits
be Belgium
Added on
21 dec 2015 6:56 pm by JSW
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 187.55

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24 × member ratings

60 × in collection

Whisky reviews for BenRiach 1996

6 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.43 points.

  1. Malthead19 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    COLOUR: dark amber

    - super good single cask bottling
    - super long-matured old full aroma
    - €140 for a single cask is a lot, but it is
    very good with excellent quality
    • Nose
      Extremely intense heavy nose, raisins, grapes, age, maturity and long storage time right in the nose, with water it gets a super awesome fruity old nose, soft and complex
    • Taste
      without water: very voluminous, strong, strong (alcoholic) attack, lots of oak and spice, absolutely needs water;

      with W.: much more pleasant, much softer and rounder, but still retains the great fruity aroma, sweet fruity aroma, raisins, dates, figs, old wood
    • Finish
      very long fruity-sweet finish;
      medium-long aftertaste

  2. Cipidos scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. JNuyts scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  4. schengel10 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    A noble, mature and very complex BenRiach (from the good old "Billy Walker days" !!!)
    Great single cask, a pleasure even with 55.8%!
    [Color] mahogany;
    • Nose
      ripe fruits (ripe apples, grapes), sweetness, spices, pepper, oak;
    • Taste
      with water: full of fruity and spicy approach, voluminous, ripe fruit (pear, apricot), sweet, heavy Marsala, spices, oak, oily body;
      incredibly complex;
    • Finish
      wonderfully long finish; in the aftertaste a ripe peach;

  5. Vloebi scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Give him time and then he is really nice!

  6. Bishlouk scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Nose: Alcohol quite present. Caramelized wood and red apple. Some cherries not yet quite ripe. Palate: Sweet and caramelized, easy to access. Alcohol well balanced. Raisin, vinous layers. A covering sensation in the mouth. Molasses of wood. Final: Average. The impression of strong alcohol is back, warming the mouth. Drying wood.


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