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BenRiach 2005

Overall rating
86.60/100
votes
45
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
An Rìoghachd na h-Alba
Vintage
11.11.2005
Bottled
11.2016
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
Pedro Ximenez Sherry Puncheon
Casknumber
5776
Number of bottles
638
Strength
56.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Anam na h-Alba / Das Whisky Reich
Added on
12 Nov 2016 2:32 pm by mds51
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 91.23

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Whisky Reviews for BenRiach 2005

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.60 points

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    This Benriach is dominated by an indefinable spice note. Orange aromas and sweetness dominate the nose, wooden notes, wet leaves and unripe walnuts make the taste and finish. An indefinable spiciness is above all else. This PX Benriach is different and idiosyncratic, but still delicious!
    • Nose
      Intense PX sweetness flows out of the glass, a slightly greasy note is added. Honey and roasted almonds end in a fruity orange aroma. A pinch of cinnamon spreads over burnt orange peels, intense spices are added. Dull and wooden wood tones mix with fruity sweetness.
    • Taste
      Dry and slightly tart wood aromas become discreetly spicy. Sweetness flashes briefly before a ginger note becomes more and more intense. The indefinable sharpness becomes stronger and more intense, a dry wooden note becomes bitter and bitter. Wet foliage and immature walnut notes now dominate before a burst of salt and sharpness in the mouth explode.
    • Finish
      The wet foliage and the immature walnuts dominate the beginning of the departure. Relatively mild and unspectacular, the finish is slowly coming to an end. Oak tones become more intense, the sharpness flares up again and yet exudes a salty-peppery mouthfeel. With the immature walnut note, the finish ends.

  2. Archer scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Very surprising and varied, good BenRiach. If he had in the nose not the approaches of alcohol and on the tongue a little less sweetness, then that would be a real bang.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Spiced grapes, plums, rum raisins. Fairly "fat" nose with a good portion of dark fruits and a handle on the spice rack: pepper, marjoram, lovage. Damp forest floor, leather. Every now and then some alcohol tickles the nose.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Creamy, opulent and almost liqueur on the tongue - who would have thought of this spice cupboard in the nose. The sweetness of red grapes, blueberries and blueberries lays on the lips. Quickly drying, accompanied by almonds, nut flavor and freshly ground coffee beans.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium and dry, with Café au Lait, oak chips, almonds, nuts and nougat chocolate.

  3. dRambo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  4. dRambo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      sweet and very creamy - plum cake with scattering, beautiful oak, fine fruity acidity, summery, sweet, vanilla
    • Taste
      something stings the alcohol still - otherwise fantastically fruity, yummy, sweet, oak only as a backdrop - not bitter, not spicy looks very elegant for his age
    • Finish
      medium in length - fresh, minty, beautifully spicy, light oak, vanilla litter

  5. Prince Valiant scored this whisky 88 points Moderator

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

  6. schero scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Very nice PX Benriach!
    • Nose
      Sweet raisins and plums, typical PX nose, then comes through a bit of oak, vanilla, popcorn, interesting spices are added, some oregano, pizza seasoning
    • Taste
      Pappsüß, directly oak, then dry, dark chocolate, raisins, lots of heat, plum jam
    • Finish
      Spicy, less dry, also here a nice warmth, a finish that promotes the next sip, cocoa powder

  7. AH Whiskyvitrine scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Doctor B. scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

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