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BenRiach 12-year-old

Overall rating
83.35/100
votes
805
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Matured in Sherry Wood
Bottled
12.09.2009
Stated Age
12 years old
Casktype
Oloroso & Pedro Ximénez Sherry Butts
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060088791158
Added on
19 May 2009 5:41 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 89,96

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805 × member ratings

2052 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for BenRiach 12-year-old

117 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.35 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 85 points Administrator

    Matured in a combination of first fill Oloroso and PX casks, this sherry whisky delivers a distinctive aroma of dried fruits, raisins and bitter chocolate. At first, the nose is quite muted and featureless. After adding a few drops of water, you can find cinnamon, walnuts and even faint hints of coffee. BenRiach 12 Sherry Wood tastes sweet, intense and aromatic with Christmas spices, dark fruits and a delicate nuttiness. The finish is peppery sweet and surprisingly long with well-balanced oak influence. It's a solid Single Malt with minor flaws in the aroma.

    RATING: 3.7/5.0 stars ≙ 85 pts → ABOVE AVERAGE [+]
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  2. Vince' scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Beautiful sherry barrel whisky, dried fruit, a little cereal, not too sweet and nice tart notes of oak. Everything was well balanced. Maybe a bit too tame sometimes.

  4. larswehmeier scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Raisins, sweet sherry and caramel fudge.
    Long finish. Spicy but pleasantly mild.

  5. whiskyd scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. ricallende did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Classic Sherried expression with a well-balanced combination of Oloroso and PX
    • Nose
      Sherry at first,mocha, dark chocolate, sultanas and rich spices.
    • Taste
      The combination of Oloroso and Pedro Ximenez Sherry casks gives a wonderful balance of mocha and dark chocolate interwoven with figs, sultanas and vanilla.
    • Finish
      Middle-Long, slightly Sour but mostly Bitter-Sweet with Sweet Barley,caramel notes. Quite Dry in the end.

  7. Rien scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. Crann feàrna scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      79 79

  9. Helgo scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    Unfortunately I'm too sprightly and a bit too alcoholic. I have given away the bottle meanwhile, although she was hired. Should others enjoy it.
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      76 76

  10. Pilatus scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

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