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BenRiach 12-year-old

Overall rating
83.44/100
votes
862
Whiskybase ID
8340
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

€ 119.90

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862 × member ratings

2215 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for BenRiach 12-year-old

121 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.44 points

  1. Slàinte Mhath scored this whisky 85 points Super 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. Thermidor scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    The choice of sherry casks here reminds me a lot of other Walker enterprises, and I think I could spend a while with this and Glendronach 12yo trying to determine which one I really like better.
    • Nose
      A leafy sherry note, with bitter cigar leaves, faint dry herbs, candlewax, waxed fruit, and a meaty, faintly smoky distillate. A bit of cardboard too, but not in a bad way.
    • Taste
      This just works. No off notes, no oddities, just this nice, not overdone sherry mixing with a lightly peaty distillate that adds some fresh fruitiness to the mix, producing a less fatty version of what Glendronach would give you, but with the same overall quality. Good bang for your buck, certainly
    • Finish
      Here it falters a bit. The peat stays but the sherry makes a quick exit.

  3. bredstrup scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    A very nice expression. I’m no huge sherry fan, but this one is a very genuine example of how to integrate sherry. No sulphuric character at all. Great great dram
    • Nose
      85 85
      Old wood, abricot syrup, honey notes. Hints of vanilla. Like being in an old cabinet
    • Taste
      87 87
      Oily and sweet. Spices appear. Heavy sherry influence, but not that A’bunadh way, more integrated in my opinion. Full bodied
    • Finish
      85 85
      Oak is lingering for a long while, sherry notes fade rather quickly. Fruity feeling lingers, though

  4. CharlyLey scored this whisky 86 points Newbie

    Really good sherry single malt!
    Excellent fruity nose with strong sherry notes.
    Surprisingly mild in taste.
    Overall really good! -> 86P
    • Nose
      88 88
      Sherry, sweet fruits, prunes, honey, light vanilla, caramel candies, spices, raisins, fresh apples
    • Taste
      85 85
      surprisingly mild!
      sweet fruits, sherry, spices (pepper), dark chocolate
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium to long finish.
      Sherry, spices (especially pepper), oak

  5. ezioaudit scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

  6. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  7. Vince' scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  8. 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.

  9. larswehmeier scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

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

  10. whiskyd scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

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