BenRiach Heart of Speyside

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml 700 ml
New Design 2016
Bottle code
Added on
08 Dec 2016 8:52 am by vb_bembel

Average value

€ 33.37

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59 × member ratings

144 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for BenRiach Heart of Speyside

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 79.14 points

  1. MarcinCh scored this whisky 74 points Expert Senior

    Bright color, straw. A little oily.
    • Nose
      80 80
      Peaches. Bananas. Lots of fruit. Apricots. Sweet. Little alcohol.
    • Taste
      71 71
      Fruit. Cereal. Spices. Pepper. Caramel.
    • Finish
      71 71
      Caramel. A pinch of spices. Cereal. Fall fruit. Malt.

  2. Funtik scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    20 20 20 20

  3. rolabob scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

  4. AdamsB scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    Very good whisky without indicating age
    • Nose
      72 72
      fresh, malty, honey, vanilla, drying hay, young oak
    • Taste
      78 78
      honey, vanilla, lemon, light oak
    • Finish
      78 78
      short, spicy, oak

  5. coldsun scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    Flavor is fresh with sweet flowers and oak notes. Taste has elemtns of sweetness and oak but it is little bit poor and sharp and tartat other hand. Finish is sweet with vanilla notes and it still tart.

  6. Andytka3 scored this whisky 73 points Connoisseur

    Garden, crisp and sharp crushed green leaf, fresh pine and almonds.
    Whiff of off rubber and tarry notes emerged, underlay with scents of

    P- Direct, farm-y, floral and thin honey with plenty of hot numbing spices. Soft peat lingers and quite mouthful. Thicker compared to previous releases (2006)

    F- Medium, earthy notes, tart spirit and raw wood driven.

    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      81 81

  7. vb_bembel scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Nice Entry-Level-Malt with lots of fruit and honey.
    No artificial colouring - NCF!
    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  8. vb_bembel scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    The BenRiach Heart of Speyside is the perfect introduction to the
    Classic Speyside range. This single malt reveals intriguing notes of fruit, honey, heather, spice and oak and is bottled at 40%.

    40% ABV Tasting Notes Nose

    Fresh heather, fruit, honey, nuts and oak wood. Colour

    Amber, gold. TasteThis expression cleverly captures fruit, honey, heather
    and spice notes against a backdrop of mellow oak wood, in a fresh and
    lively combination.

    Notes by Benriach


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