BenRiach 1986

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask Bottling - Batch 13
Stated Age
30 years old
PX Sherry Hogshead
Number of bottles
55.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
20 Aug 2016 9:17 am by maltaholic
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 334.07

31 × in wishlist

52 × member ratings

88 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for BenRiach 1986

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.46 points

  1. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Leather, deep sherry, dry wood. More and more warm with hazelnuts and a subtle note of cocoa. Less dry with a little water.
    • Taste
      Cooked wine, tobacco, spices. Alcohol is really well integrated. Flowing texture. The addition of water gives it a sweet side and boosts the hints of honey.
    • Finish
      Reminiscent of the juicy side of sherry and the dry, tannic side of oak. It is covered with water.

      Enthusiasm 4/5
      Whisky n ° 1789

  2. RichardMayston scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Magnificent. Polished wood, bananas, tea, jasmine, sultanas, raspberries. Hint of smoke. 
    • Taste
      Fruit, bananas, more peat but still faint. Like a very old bowmore laimrig. 
    • Finish
      Very long finish, cinnamon 

  3. Achany scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Dark, traces of leather, tobacco, dried plums, heavy sherry influence, earthy. Than the spices kick in, some white pepper, oak, and peat. Just wonderful how peaty this malt gets. the finish is just incredible long lasting. Peaty notes mix with the dark fruits and Star there forever. Wow! For me a masterpiece of malt!
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      94 94

  4. HunterRomario scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    I tasted the sample imported from the Whisky Festival 2017. Excellent whisky, I compared it directly with GlenDronachem 14 yo 1996 Cask 202, which stylishly come to me similar but still quite different. Slàinte mhath!
    • Nose
      The smell is strong, dense, heavy and rich. Cinnamon, raisins, plums, cut leather, plums, overripe figs and dates, milk chocolate are mixed in. Above all, there is pine winds and only light smoke, reminding me of pungent smoke from wet or raw wood at the campfire. (93 b)
    • Taste
      In the first impression, the taste is slightly sweet and spicy. Then a large portion of heavy sherry, raisins, chocolate and tanned wood enters. Although it is peated whisky, but peat is probably overflowing here, perhaps there is only a flutter, but it comes to me that it is even less than in the aroma, and even there was a mess. Otherwise, the tongue acts to mature, the strength of the alcohol is not sharp, for 30 years in the barrel it has probably shaved edges. (91 b)

  5. juju cassoulet scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    The nose is no doubt, it's a sherry.
    Superbly powerful and long, sherry is very present but the malt comes out of the distillate.
    Finale on the edge of the razor with a bitterness that can not overcome the fruit.


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