BenRiach 17-year-old Pedro Ximénez Finish

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Wood Finish Series
Stated Age
17 years old
Pedro Ximénez Sherry Casks Finish
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
20 Aug 2016 9:24 am by maltaholic

Average value

€ 83.18

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

29 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.38 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. Whisky-Fancier scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

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

  4. Svjatogor scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    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

  5. Bibo scored this whisky 90 points Member Junior

    Honey / vanilla

  6. 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

  7. hogsheadwhisky scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    A classic desert malt. Such a sweetness in the nose and also in the mouth in the beginning! A very harmonious whisky. I like it! Not too complex, but what he has, he has with expression and quality. You can buy it easily if you get another bottle and like sweet, tasty malts.
    • Nose
      88 88
      This malt has beautiful dark, reddish copper notes. Bright red fruits with a dominant sweetness. But also a little acid - fruit acid. Great fruit nose. But a sweetie! I've never had such a sweet nose. Chocolate, milk chocolate with red grapes. The well-known sherry aromas emerge slightly in the background, after some time in the glass. But everything is framed by this icing sugar. Awesome!
      After the first sip I have the taste of the tobacco in my nose. Nice.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Wow! What a sweetie! It immediately fills the entire mouth with a creamy finish. Madness! Sherry flavors at the beginning. After this sweet start, the malt changes to a beautiful spiciness, which also includes aromatic tobacco leaves.
    • Finish
      86 86
      The tobacco association remains in the end. Towards the end, the oak comes with a delicate dark chocolate - like the wafer-thin Lindt chocolate leaves.

  8. eddydk scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Very tasty.

  9. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    nice, strong sherry whisky, the age gives a good aroma, but does not wash it soft, at ~ 80 € I would be there
    • Nose
      Floor wax, furniture polish, sugar beet syrup, sweet-resinous
    • Taste
      strong, spicy, raisins, oak, cocoa, Storck giant, oak
    • Finish
      long, warm, hot, cocoa

  10. Pyromann scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    If the Fifteen was balanced, this one is quite distinctive in both smell and taste. It is dominated by itchy tones, both fresh (those bananas) and such heavy, overripe fruit. But the sweetness is within pleasant limits.
    Overall distinctive and interesting whisky, excellent piece. I recommend buying a bottle.
    • Nose
      Ripe sweetness, oranges, cinnamon. Strong delicate fruit - especially banana and slightly overripe fruit. The aroma is heavy, denser, expressive, yet delicate.
    • Taste
      The taste is medium-heavy, fleshy, expressive. There is a distinctive sherry / or some such wine, again a delicious banana style fruit, a pleasant sweetness. And certainly there would be more :) overall distinctive and delicate.
    • Finish
      Relatively long, more pronounced and juicy range.


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