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BenRiach 17-year-old Pedro Ximénez Finish

Overall rating
86.46/100
votes
220
Whiskybase ID
WB85904
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Wood Finish Series
Bottled
19.07.2016
Stated Age
17 years old
Casktype
Pedro Ximénez Sherry Casks Finish
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
LK10657
Barcode
5060399682985
Added on
20 Aug 2016 9:24 am by maltaholic
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 83.18

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Whisky Reviews for BenRiach 17-year-old Pedro Ximénez Finish

33 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.46 points

  1. Gloin scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    I like the smell very well, very aromatic, the desire stimulating to try, but not very multi-faceted. What is offered is intense.
    The taste fits in very well, but emphasizes the sweet notes, while in the nose was found a light acid (the cherries).
    The finish fits into the overall picture.

    A whisky that does not invite you to explore, but simply tastes good. I like it.
    • Nose
      Raisins and cherries, rose water, kirsch, raw, dark cake dough, almond, a little vanilla
    • Taste
      light body, gentle onset, sweet, lovely sherry, sweet cherries, milk chocolate, delicate oak note, in the background a light herbal note as from a herbal liqueur
    • Finish
      soft oak, chocolate and sherry, medium long

  2. PX-Michl scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      91 91

  3. Fight65 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
      IT: 87
      B: 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A pleasant surprise and step up from the previous 15yo which imho was overshadowed by its 12yo fully sherry-matured cousin back then. Too bad the 17yo only said a quick hello before vanishing again to be never seen again. Missed the buying slot, unfortunately. At least good memories remain. Recommended for a reasonable price sub 90 EUR.

  5. jordancheto scored this whisky 95 points Member Junior

    Very balanced and rich!

  6. The_Osprey scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Benriach 17yo Pedro Ximenez Finish 46%. Dark orange - borderline brown. Aroma is coffee, sherry cask, chocolatey sherry notes. Raisins and chocolatey sherry. Nice aroma. Soft woodiness. Taste is rounded-spicy-oaky-sherried. Nice balance. Deep fruits and syrupy with some soft oakiness. Good overall balance to it. Some spiritous harsh notes. Lots of gloopy sherry. Decent spirit albeit coming across as younger than it is, clean unsulphured oak. Maybe slightly overdone on the sherry. A touch of peat wouldn't go amiss here to balance things out, and would probably improve things greatly. Some will love all that intense clean sherry but I prefer something to offset that in my dram. (3.5/84)

  7. Whisky-Fancier scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      91 91

  8. Svjatogor scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    n: intense sherry, sweet, fruit syrup, dried fruit, dark chocolate, butter, vegetable oil, old wood
    t: full and sweet
    a: sherry, chocolate, sweet, nuts, oily

  9. Bibo scored this whisky 90 points Member Junior

    Mild
    fruit
    Berry
    Honey / vanilla
    delicious

  10. Numwierum scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Smell: Intense scent of raisins, dates and churches with a fine sweetness. Somewhat damp oak.
    Taste: Powerful start, very sweet and still a bit spicy. Dried plums and raisins will come through. A little milk chocolate can be heard.
    Finish: Medium-long, slightly dry, spices and oak finish off.
    Conclusion: An intense, sweet and yet spicy whisky, it is not really complex, but very easy to drink.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

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