Banff 1976 CA

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
175th Anniversary
Stated Age
40 years old
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
51.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
19 May 2017 6:16 pm by thebase
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1374.00

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87 × member ratings

68 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Banff 1976 CA

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.62 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    [May, 2017]  I had this dram during the Cadenhead 175th Anniversary tasting in Campbeltown.

    A very fine selection by Cadenhead and a worthy anniversary bottling.  I like it very much (except of the price tag)...
    • Nose
      92 92
      The colour is yellow gold and the texture shows no legs and very late fat tears. The nose is rich and complex on a honey-sweet and fruity profile (ripe bananas, peaches, apples and more).
    • Taste
      90 90
      The taste is nicely layered on sweet (barley sugars, honey), fruity and wooden flavours - all in a perfect balance. Some water opens the dram even further but be cautious not to add too much as it flattens both the nose and taste.
    • Finish
      91 91
      The initial mouthfeel is warming and instantly coating with a slightly drying feeling (from tannins, no wonder after 40 years in the cask) that is not unpleasant at all. The finish is long and repeats all the flavours from the palate with a minor bitter note from the woods.

  2. Jackson05 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    N: creamy honey, waxy, honeycomb, papaya, kiwi, mangos, banana, dunnage

    P: musty - old books, paper and pencil shavings, polish, varnish, creamy chocolate

    F: hemp, cabbage, vanilla, grease, oil, slightly bitter

    What a ride. If the finish was better it could be around 94 points, but it just kind of falls apart right at the end with the hemp notes. Still a great malt, would love to have another go.

  3. detachedblue scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Magnolia flowers, custards, lemon cream, perfect old Speysiders, a champion of most 70s Speysiders for sure. parafin, tropcial fruits, yogurts, and banana cream.
    • Taste
      Pure jackfruits juice, unbelievable, mellow but juicy, sour mouthwatering tropical fruits, coconuts, slightly leathery, waxy to super waxy.
    • Finish
      More coconut chocolates, jackfruits, bitter herbs, aged Speysiders, elegant and perfumy.

  4. The Macallan scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Cadenhead 175th anniversary tasting castle Dornoch 22/11/2017

    N: slightly smoky, exotic fruit, light oakyness and floral

    P: hint of peper with some spices

    F: a spiced fruity finish

    C: a fine 'old school' whisky but not very exciting to me

  5. Shane_IL scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    This really developed a lot of those delicate and special notes which make whiskies of such an age worth seeking out.

    Reviewed in my blog:https://iwriteaboutstuffilike.com/2017/10/24/cadenheads-175th-special-releases/
    • Nose
      Rich wood. Celery salt. Caramel rounds. Dusty bookshelves. Herbal honey. Soy sauce.
    • Taste
      Bitter orange. Very big fruit note. Oak. Chalky. Woodspice. Green pepper. Salty toffee.
    • Finish
      Long. Spicy, mainly peppers. Old pepper. Menthol.

  6. moviemaniac scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    There really isn't anything to dislike about this whisky - a herbal fruit bomb from the 70s, not too sweet, not too dry, with a good oomph and definitely nowhere near being overpowered by oak (thank god!). A very nice dram indeed, worthy of the 175th anniversary it was being bottled for.

    Full review: https://maltklaus.net/dailydram/2017/06/17/tasting-banff-1976-40-yo-cadenheads-175th-anniversary/


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