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Banff 1976 CA

Overall rating
91.54/100
votes
67
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
175th Anniversary
Vintage
1976
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
40 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
192
Strength
51.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
19 May 2017 6:56 pm by thebase
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1200,00

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Whisky Reviews for Banff 1976 CA

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.54 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

    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).  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 taste is nicely layered on sweet (barley sugars, honey), fruity and wooden flavours - all in a perfect balance.  The finish is long and repeats all the flavours from the palate with a slighty bitter note from the woods.  Some water opens the dram even further but be cautious not to add too much of it as it flattens both the nose and taste.

    A very fine selection by Cadenhead and a worthy anniversary bottling.  I like it very much (except the price tag)...
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  2. Jackson05 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    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. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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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