Tasting Notes / Bottles from BenRiach



BenRiach 10 Year Old
BenRiach 10 Year Old

Over the years I've had some utterly brilliant drams from Benriach, this loveable distillery became a bit of a sample shop releasing a wide breadth of different cask styles and finishes, generally all being damn good too.

BenRiach 12 Year Old Peated Rum Finish ‘Arumaticus Fumosus’
BenRiach 12 Year Old Peated Rum Finish ‘Arumaticus Fumosus’

This BenRiach 12 Year Old Peated Rum Finish ‘Arumaticus Fumosus’ is an odd one,

BenRiach 16Yr Cask Strength & Carry On (Caskstrength.net)
BenRiach 16Yr Cask Strength & Carry On (Caskstrength.net)

This whisky i've tried twice now, once as a sample from my friend Steve (@steveprentice) and once as Day 7 of the 12 Drams of Xmas from Jonathon (@dvdbloke).

Benriach 17 Year Old PX Finish
Benriach 17 Year Old PX Finish

A replacement to the older Benriach 15 Year Old PX Finish this slightly older dram has been finished yet again in casks that previously held sweet Pedro Ximenez Sherry.

Benriach 1984 Cask #1051 Peated Pedro Ximenez Finish
Benriach 1984 Cask #1051 Peated Pedro Ximenez Finish

Benriach recently released Batch 10 of it's single cask whiskies, this is a wee review of one of those drams.

Benriach 1990 Celebration of the Cask (Carn Mor)
Benriach 1990 Celebration of the Cask (Carn Mor)

I’m a big fan of the Carn Mor Celebration of the Cask series, lots of great casks packed full of flavour and bottled at the right time.

BenRiach 1992 Cask #979 Port Hogshead Finish
BenRiach 1992 Cask #979 Port Hogshead Finish

So lets look at this 1992 25 year old Benriach from cask number 979, so for one it's a Benriach, so big tick in the I like them box, then two it's been in a Port Hogshead so even bigger tick as port matured whisky is literally my jam.

Benriach 1992 Cask #986 Pedro Ximenez Finish
Benriach 1992 Cask #986 Pedro Ximenez Finish

Benriach recently released Batch 10 of it's single cask whiskies, this is a wee review of one of those drams.

Benriach 1994 Cask #4385 Virgin American Oak Finish
Benriach 1994 Cask #4385 Virgin American Oak Finish

Benriach recently released Batch 10 of it's single cask whiskies, this is a wee review of one of those drams.

BenRiach 1995 (Whisky Shop Exclusive)
BenRiach 1995 (Whisky Shop Exclusive)

Sometimes you plan to taste whiskies, other times they just seem to work out.

Benriach 1997 Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon and MacPhail)
Benriach 1997 Connoisseurs Choice (Gordon and MacPhail)

Yet another from the Gordon and MacPhail Wood Makes the Whisky campaign is this 1997 Benriach from the connoisseurs choice range, and ex bourbon cask matured so very much up my street.

Benriach 1998 Cask # 7633 Pedro Ximenez Finish
Benriach 1998 Cask # 7633 Pedro Ximenez Finish

Benriach recently released Batch 10 of it's single cask whiskies, this is a wee review of one of those drams.

BenRiach 2005 (cask 2565)
BenRiach 2005 (cask 2565)

The first of a set of reviews of Benriach batch 14 single casks, although these have just been released they already seem to have been snapped up in many specialists.

Benriach 2005 (Cask 2679)
Benriach 2005 (Cask 2679)

Another from a set of reviews of Benriach batch 14 single casks, released a short while back they had been snapped up in many specialists even before hitting the shelves.

Benriach 2005 Cask #5025 Heathrow Exclusive (World of Whiskies)
Benriach 2005 Cask #5025 Heathrow Exclusive (World of Whiskies)

This really shocked me as i hadn’t really read the press release and thought from the colour that this was going to be a first fill ex bourbon not the oloroso sherry but that it is.

Benriach 2006 (Cask 7360)
Benriach 2006 (Cask 7360)

Another from a set of reviews of Benriach batch 14 single casks, although these have just been released they already seem to have been snapped up in many specialists.

BenRiach 2007 (cask 105)
BenRiach 2007 (cask 105)

Yet another from a set of reviews of Benriach batch 14 single casks, although these have just been released they already seem to have been snapped up in many specialists.

Benriach 2008 (Cask 7880)
Benriach 2008 (Cask 7880)

The Benriach batch 14 single casks, released a short while back, had been snapped up in many specialists even before hitting the shelves and my day job had me pretty busy so it's taken some time to get through to this one.

Benriach 21 Year Old Tawny Port Finish
Benriach 21 Year Old Tawny Port Finish

A well aged dram from a very good distillery who produce great whisky and it's finished in Tawny port casks, this couldn't sound more up my street if it was sitting in my living room.

Benriach 21 Year Old Temporis Peated
Benriach 21 Year Old Temporis Peated

Today Callum has managed to pull himself away from American whiskey and sip on some good old-fashioned Scotch.