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BenRiach 15-year-old Tawny Port

Overall rating
85.13/100
votes
159
Whiskybase ID
88530
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Wood Finish Series
Bottled
05.11.2011
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Tawny Port Casks
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
29 Oct 2016 10:01 pm by The Clansman

Average value

€ 68.00

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Whisky Reviews for BenRiach 15-year-old Tawny Port

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.13 points

  1. Malthead19 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Color: dark copper
    - good port finish and
    a representative of the "15 year finish series"
    - delicious to drink
    - I personally like the sherry and Madeira finish better
    • Nose
      a lot of sweetness, plums, very soft impression
    • Taste
      first soft start, then clear development and enhancement of taste, pleasant port taste (but bitter, dry), slight bitterness remains
    • Finish
      short to medium-length dry finish and finish

  2. Totoro scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A port finish that feels almost like sherry: nutty and savory, with plenty of "old" and dark aromas. Well worth a try.
    • Nose
      Hugely savory: lovage and soup stock. Herbal honey and cherry cough drops. Thyme. Noses even a bit older than 15 years, I'd say. Decidedly sweet but not overly fruity. Dark, chewy caramel with a salty tang.
    • Taste
      Juicy and winey attack, syrupy mouthfeel. Clings to the teeth and gums like glue. Rich and sweet. Berry fruits and honey on a herbal background. Drops off after the mid-palate into gingery heat and spiky tannins, which is a shame. You could also say that the end reveals the actual age.
    • Finish
      A bit abrupt, with some zingy alcohol and herbal spiciness lingering the longest. Would've like a more measured wood influence at this point.

  3. Lady Dram did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Not quite my kind of port, too bitter, too dry, but not so bad quality.
    • Nose
      Cinnamon, lots of port, coconut and vanilla, medium oak, peach juicy
    • Taste
      Intense, dark and spicy fruits, some ginger, raisins and very bitter oak, peach only removed, some gingerbread
    • Finish
      Medium long, intense bitter, warm

  5. Andytka3 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Nose:-
    Mute and shy nature. Let it breath to open up the light ginger and
    savoury notes, follow by dusting powder fragrant. Pepper pungent and
    dry.

    Palate:- Full flavours and
    vibrant on the palate. Deliciously matured in a well seasoned barrel.
    Firm and rich. Tannin and chewy sweet red grape skins.

    Finish:- Smooth and entertaining. Rich sweetness balance with liquor infuse spices. Warming and excellent digestive.

    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

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