Benriach

Benriach 16 yo

May 4, 2013
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Unfortunately the palate can not keep up with the interesting nose, it feels a bit watery and disconnected. – Rating: 77/100

Benriach 27 yo 1984/2012 Cask 4050

April 20, 2013
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This whisky is pure delight. Who said that sherry and peat doesn’t work? – Rating: 92/100

Benriach 17 yo Septendecim

December 23, 2012
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The farmy character of this expression is not my cup of tea. Your mileage may vary. – Rating: 68/100

Benriach 17 yo 1995/2012 Single Cask Nation

December 9, 2012
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Very much in your face mainland peat backed up by gentle fruit and spice, this has the potental to divide opinions as it is no dram for the faint of heart. – Rating: 86/100

Benriach Batch 1 – That Boutique-y Whisky Company

December 4, 2012
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The nose is quite spicy but on the palate it is surprisingly mild with sweet fruit taking the lead. A rich and satisfying dram. – Rating: 86/100

Benriach 1976/2011 Cask 6942

May 12, 2012

The light smokiness on the palate makes this a perfect old-fashioned high end Scotch. You need to take your time to enjoy its many flavours. – Rating: 89/100

Benriach 12 yo Sherry Wood

May 12, 2012

This sherried whisky is a bit on the dry side which adds an interesting dimension to the fruity base spirit. – Rating: 85/100

Benriach 1991/2011 Blackadder

April 4, 2012

A very nicely balanced mix of flavours, the wood is well pressent but does not dominate. – Rating: 84/100

Benriach 17 yo Rioja Cask Finish

March 4, 2012
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A well made finish that does not drown the whisky in wine, not overly complex but quite drammable indeed. – Rating: 84/100

Benriach 1985/2009 Signatory

June 23, 2011
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The perfumy notes are not really disturbing on the nose, but they are just a bit too dominant on the palate, thus spoilng an otherwise nicely flavoured whisky. – Rating: 72/100

Benriach 21 yo “Authenticus”

May 31, 2011
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The peated nature of this malt becomes only obvious on the palate. It is a slightly waxy, full bodied and complex dram. – Score: 85/100

Benriach 15 yo “Solstice”

May 30, 2011
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A rich and complex malt with a well-done finish that is just strong enough not to overwpower the spirit. – Score: 85/100

Benriach 12 yo “Horizons”

May 30, 2011
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The nose is a bit disappointing, but the whisky is nice and smooth on the palate. The sherry adds some depth. – Score: 81/100

Dramming in Scotland 2011 #9 – Full Disclosure of a Standard Bottling

May 18, 2011
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Stewart Buchanan, the distillery manager of Benriach held a tasting of his whiskies at the Spirit of Speyside Festival. It started out as your usual distillery tasting, but it turned into something very special.

Benriach 1990/2007 A.D. Rattray

September 4, 2010

The sherry is not very obvious, so it could have been a fino cask. A very pleasant dram, rather light and complex at the same time. – Rating: 85/100

Benriach Curiositas 10 yo

May 28, 2010
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A very nice peated Speysider, fruitier on the nose than on the palate. Quite complex and very enjoyable. – Score: 85/100

Benriach 1994/2005 Heavily Peated Signatory

March 2, 2010

An amazing peated Speysider. I think it can be best described as “clean peat”. Without the maritime character of the Islay malts but with a distinctive medicinal character that comes close to that of a Laphroaig. And yet it is surprisingly smooth. What a great whisky! – Score: 90/100