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BenRiach 16-year-old

Overall rating
82.44/100
votes
65
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Maroon Label
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
16 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 700 ml
Barcode
5060088790120
Added on
26 Apr 2016 8:12 am by John Barleycorn
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 88,95

10 × in wishlist

65 × member ratings

215 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for BenRiach 16-year-old

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.44 points

  1. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Nice starter for a whisky evening.
    • Nose
      Colour:
      Matt gold

      Nose:
      First of all, I have nail polish remover. Then comes honey and fennel. I have never had such a clear fennel note. Some marzipan, lemon and orange. Caraway follows and brings along a sour plum.
      With some time in the jar, the caraway gets stronger and stronger. Follow apple and pear brandy with hazelnut.
    • Taste
      Soft start. Then followed by pepper and again fennel. Sour yeast dough with cake spices. The taste goes much more in the light fruity, immature direction. Hard, unripe peach. Acid, stale must and cereals. A nutty bitterness follows. The alcohol is clearly noticeable despite "only" 43%.
    • Finish
      Short to medium. First honey, then some pepper and bitterness. A spicy note remains at the end.

  2. Moses scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    He is not a discovery. I had him as a gift sample in an order to test. That's it then.
    • Nose
      82 82
      He sends some pepper but also red fruits with some plums get through. Is there caramel to smell?
      The nose is not bad.
    • Taste
      80 80
      He comes a little thin. Of everything and nothing right. Yes sounds bad but he is an all-rounder just very thin designed. OK, fruits with honey and some peat / earth maybe!? ....not more.
    • Finish
      80 80
      I would say normal departure through the middle. With spicy sweet and sherry notes in the end. Default.

  3. malthead-sven scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    beautiful malt without special airs. Deep, pleasing aroma without being rinsed with soft, stands out above all by its creamy-nutty consistency
    • Nose
      very ripe, juice of pickled pears, full vanilla and grape aroma, with honey, yellow and green apples, malt, hot mead, caramel, a trace of hazelnut later
    • Taste
      unexpectedly spicy, malt-caramel sweets, creamy, creamy and nutty
    • Finish
      medium-long and without large frills, sweet, honey mixed with some tart herbs, the sherry barrel influence makes itself felt

  4. Andytka3 scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    N-
    Open up nicely, mild blue cheese spreads on cream cracker, lightly
    peppery, savoury. At the same time red dates, some prunes with a whiff
    of plasticine. Solid, soft caramel. complex, entertaining and well
    built.

    P- Boiled dark fruits with light honey, earthy sweet
    peat, flawless but not as promising as the aroma. Modest and modern.
    Slightly disappointing on the thin texture.

    F- Medium, return of sweet fruits and sweet sherry, perhaps some peppers.
    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      83 83

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