BenRiach 1996

Overall rating
88.43/100
votes
24
Whiskybase ID
WB75842
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask Bottling
Vintage
02.04.1996
Bottled
09.2015
Stated Age
19 years old
Casktype
Marsala Hogshead
Casknumber
10302
Number of bottles
309
Strength
55.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Premium Spirits
Market
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

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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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