BenRiach Peated Cask Strength - Batch 1

Overall rating
84.40/100
votes
129
Whiskybase ID
WB94418
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
01.12.2016
Casktype
Quarter casks and Oloroso
Strength
56.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
LK11666
Barcode
5060399683487
Added on
30 mar 2017 4:25 pm by maltaholic
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 75.35

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Whisky reviews for BenRiach Peated Cask Strength - Batch 1

24 users have left 26 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 84.40 points.

  1. Maccin scored this whisky 79 points Newbie

    An ordinary good drinkable whisky, nothing special. Beautiful golden brown whisky color in a slightly dull brown tube. Neat sweet whisky if you like that. Not something specific, there are better Olorosso drinkers. The Peat flavor falls a bit away from the strong caramel notes.
    • Nose
      79 79
      Smells strongly of caramel, butterscotch / vanilla, roasted apples and
      a bit spicy, small hint Peat but in my opinion far too little.
    • Taste
      77 77
      Moderately strong alcohol in the mouth, can take a drop of water. Fairly sweet taste from the caramel and vanilla. Slightly fruity apple flavor.
    • Finish
      80 80
      That caramel flavor lingers for a long time

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  3. Mefiu666 scored this whisky 81 points Newbie

    Benriach strength cask 1 - smoky, but also sweet from tropical fruits, citrus, also sharp burning in the mouth and esophagus (there is fire)

  4. glenrob scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. molpet scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    A beautiful, peated bourbon matured NAS whisky (yet perfectly matured) that comes at a fair price. Highly recommended!
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  6. funghiqq scored this whisky 83 points Newbie

    A delight,crispy,clean young whisky with good strength and price.Not much complexity. very good to be consumed, not to keep.
    • Nose
      83 83
      medium to full peat,with floral and classic bourbon cask style,malty.
    • Taste
      86 86
      oily,smooth
    • Finish
      85 85
      long and balence

  7. Bene37 scored this whisky 23 points Expert Senior

    an utter disaster

  8. Stouby scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    Light yellow. Bourbon and sherry Oloroso dishes, CS. Nose phenol and some smoke, dish and vanilla. Taste of dish, vanilla, dark fruit, smoke, rounded. The barrel online tasting.

  9. sarthur71 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  10. the_muskox scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    It’s aight. As expected, the peat smoke is very clean and ashy, very much unlike an Islay. That’s not my particular cup of tea, though of course I’ve had excellent peated BenRiachs before. With a spirit-driven BenRiach like this, though, I’d much rather be drinking a similar Caol Ila. There are definitely good things going on in this dram: I dig the soft fruit and buttery notes, and the mouthfeel is nice. It got a lot more complex with water, too. Still, there are many other whiskies in this category I’d rather drink than this one.

    Nose: Light, clean peat. Ashy woodsmoke, hay, mud, suede, and a little bit of nori. Sweeter notes of pear, slivered almonds, and buttered popcorn. Icing-sugar-dusted funnel cake at a muddy fairground.
    A few drops of water, and there’s sweet malted barley, flowers, and toasted sesame seeds.

    Palate: Medium texture. Gentle sweet arrival with pear and honey, then develops softly to a haze of softwood smoke, soft woodsmoke, ash, and hay. Flamed orange peel and barley, with some clove and cardamom spice.
    Water brings out more citrus (pomelo) and cantaloupe, and the smoke gets sootier. An unexpected sulfur note also appears on the arrival.

    Finish: Medium-length. Ashy pine log campfire, buttered (slightly burnt) popcorn, almonds, green grapes, and mint.
    The water adds more tart green grape and a bit of chalk.

  11. fnk scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A barrel, which is already good, but I will not say that I liked it very much ... average ..

  12. CXEDDY scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      88 88

  13. claymore84 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 02-10-2021.

  14. Oldpultnie scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  15. elipszis scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
      charcoal oak
      cinnamon
      salted caramel
      vanilla
      cereal.
    • Taste
      88 88
      snickers
      peaty
      earthy and smoky
      white pepper
    • Finish
      88 88
      long
      numbness of the tongue

  16. Krisvdb scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

  17. Expraesi scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  18. Squinugie scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  19. TsiAI scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Room temperature when drinking: 14 ℃

    Viewing Eyes: light gold

    Smell Nose: smoked smoke, bacon, Harbin smoked sausage, apple peel, Dangshan pear, sterilized water, wort, baguette. After a few minutes, the peat and sterilized water faded away, the sweetness increased, and jam, caramel, and syrup appeared. The alcohol stimulus is a bit strong, and even the nose is burned, and it is unpleasant to leave.

    Taste Palate: jam, syrup, Chinese dim sum filling, the soft sweetness lasts for just a few seconds, then the bituminous coal smell explodes suddenly, and it feels like eating a mouthful of ash for 7 or 8 seconds. Dust, ash and ink accompanied the middle and back sections, and the taste began to converge. The wooden barrel finally emerged, bringing out the bitter taste of grapefruit skin. It was no longer bacon, but black charcoal, thick smoke, bonfire, and red honeycomb coal. Compared with smelling, alcohol is less irritating to drink.

    End rhyme Finish: medium length, honeycomb coal, maltose to sweet, branch.

    Body: No tannin, less bitter bottom, the first half is a light, slippery and sticky structure. With the appearance of peat, it becomes a smooth, soft, sticky, and chewy. There is still a skeleton in the mud. The body is quite special.

    Added 4 drops of water, more sweetness was released when smelling, added osmanthus cake, wax plum, honey, tropical fruit, longan, jackfruit, light ash, lit bad cigarette, waking dough, slimy of.

    After the water is added, the wine tends to be milder, and the drink is obviously more balanced. The sweetness time is extended, the peat flavor is weakened, and the front and back are tied. Otherwise, the peat is too domineering and rough, and the volume seems to be huge. It is actually very thin. Se Li Nei. At the same time, the middle and rear notes are more woody spices, cardamom, pepper, coconut sugar. The finishing touch is back to the earth, the fried bacon, and the smoke of bacon.

    Nose: 81/100

    Palate: 81/100

    Finish: 80/100

    Body: 83/100

    Overall: 80/100

    Overall: Although I haven't drunk peat in the past eight years, this one is absolutely superficial. The maltose syrup plus a broom peat ash is simply rough. Peat madly posted on me to express myself, hate>.

  20. TsiAI scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Room temperature when drinking: 14 ℃

    Viewing Eyes: light gold

    Smell Nose: smoked smoke, bacon, Harbin smoked sausage, apple peel, Dangshan pear, sterilized water, wort, baguette. After a few minutes, the peat and sterilized water faded away, the sweetness increased, and jam, caramel, and syrup appeared. The alcohol stimulus is a bit strong, and even the nose is burned, and it is unpleasant to leave.

    Taste Palate: jam, syrup, Chinese dim sum filling, the soft sweetness lasts for just a few seconds, then the bituminous coal smell explodes suddenly, and it feels like eating a mouthful of ash for 7 or 8 seconds. Dust, ash and ink accompanied the middle and back sections, and the taste began to converge. The wooden barrel finally emerged, bringing out the bitter taste of grapefruit skin. It was no longer bacon, but black charcoal, thick smoke, bonfire, and red honeycomb coal. Compared with smelling, alcohol is less irritating to drink.

    End rhyme Finish: medium length, honeycomb coal, maltose to sweet, branch.

    Body: No tannin, less bitter bottom, the first half is a light, slippery and sticky structure. With the appearance of peat, it becomes a smooth, soft, sticky, and chewy. There is still a skeleton in the mud. The body is quite special.

    Added 4 drops of water, more sweetness was released when smelling, added osmanthus cake, wax plum, honey, tropical fruit, longan, jackfruit, light ash, lit bad cigarette, waking dough, slimy of.

    After the water is added, the wine tends to be milder, and the drink is obviously more balanced. The sweetness time is extended, the peat flavor is weakened, and the front and back are tied. Otherwise, the peat is too domineering and rough, and the volume seems to be huge. It is actually very thin. Se Li Nei. At the same time, the middle and rear notes are more woody spices, cardamom, pepper, coconut sugar. The finishing touch is back to the earth, the fried bacon, and the smoke of bacon.

    Nose: 75/100

    Palate: 75/100

    Finish: 75/100

    Body: 80/100

    Overall: 75/100

    Overall: Although I haven't drunk peat in the past eight years, this one is absolutely superficial. The maltose syrup plus a broom peat ash is simply rough. Peat madly posted on me to express myself, hate>.

  21. TsiAI scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Room temperature when drinking: 14 ℃

    Viewing Eyes: light gold

    Smell Nose: smoked smoke, bacon, Harbin smoked sausage, apple peel, Dangshan pear, sterilized water, wort, baguette. After a few minutes, the peat and sterilized water faded away, the sweetness increased, and jam, caramel, and syrup appeared. The alcohol stimulus is a bit strong, and even the nose is burned, and it is unpleasant to leave.

    Taste Palate: jam, syrup, Chinese dim sum filling, the soft sweetness lasts for just a few seconds, then the bituminous coal smell explodes suddenly, and it feels like eating a mouthful of ash for 7 or 8 seconds. Dust, ash and ink accompanied the middle and back sections, and the taste began to converge. The wooden barrel finally emerged, bringing out the bitter taste of grapefruit skin. It was no longer bacon, but black charcoal, thick smoke, bonfire, and red honeycomb coal. Compared with smelling, alcohol is less irritating to drink.

    End rhyme Finish: medium length, honeycomb coal, maltose to sweet, branch.

    Body: No tannin, less bitter bottom, the first half is a light, slippery and sticky structure. With the appearance of peat, it becomes a smooth, soft, sticky, and chewy. There is still a skeleton in the mud. The body is quite special.

    Added 4 drops of water, more sweetness was released when smelling, added osmanthus cake, wax plum, honey, tropical fruit, longan, jackfruit, light ash, lit bad cigarette, waking dough, slimy of.

    After the water is added, the wine tends to be milder, and the drink is obviously more balanced. The sweetness time is extended, the peat flavor is weakened, and the front and back are tied. Otherwise, the peat is too domineering and rough, and the volume seems to be huge. It is actually very thin. Se Li Nei. At the same time, the middle and rear notes are more woody spices, cardamom, pepper, coconut sugar. The finishing touch is back to the earth, the fried bacon, and the smoke of bacon.

    Nose: 75/100

    Palate: 75/100

    Finish: 75/100

    Body: 80/100

    Overall: 75/100

    Overall: Although I haven't drunk peat in the past eight years, this one is absolutely superficial. The maltose syrup plus a broom peat ash is simply rough. Peat madly posted on me to express myself, hate>.

  22. MadScientist scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  23. OniSan scored this whisky 85 points Newbie

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

  24. Quercus scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  25. Eilean a' Cheo scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Tasted blind

    N: fruits, even hints of tropical ones, sweet ashes, caramel fudge, burnt wood, green spices

    M: so hot and sweet as you first sip but gets softer , the peat smoke gets more delicate, more complex, green tea, smoked milky oolong tea

    F: very long, with different aspects of peat, first it is sharp and citric, the gets woody and more sophisticated

    90

  26. Achany scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    nosing this dram I was missing the peat. there was a lot of sweetness, hints of herbs, some blossom - really nice. but with the first sip the peat kicks in quite nicely. combined with some vanilla, sweet, malt, some fine amount of pepper, fine dram - young and feisty. well done!
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  27. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Not very complex and you notice in places but the youth, but all in all, not a bad whisky, which I would like to pour.
    • Nose
      What a caramel bomb, Werther's pure, the smoke is subtly present with a spicy touch, fir resin, slightly floral, but the caramel kills everything, some salt, with time, the smoke is more intense
    • Taste
      In the mouth, it starts slightly spicy and with a good dose of smoke, sweet, he screams quasi ex-bourbon barrel, caramel, vanilla and also some light fruit in the background, which I can not more accurately assign
    • Finish
      the aftertaste is drier with smoke that clings to the palate, and the caramel is still there

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