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Benriach Distillery

Longmorn , Elgin, Moray, IV30 3SJ, Scotland
Tel: +44 1324 682 220


Articles (10)

Ask The Expert
I have been left two bottles of whisky which have been in a cupboard for more than 13 years. Can you tell me how old they are? Are they worth anything or should I drink them as I am partial to a drop ...

December 2012, Issue 108, page 74

Boom time
A huge palm tree,immaculate croquet lawns,magnificent setting and impressive whiskies… we review Whisky Live London.

April 2009, Issue 79, page 10

Bowmore's world of water
Bowmore, Dewar's, Glenglassaugh, Broom honoured

April 2013, Issue 111, page 7

Exploring the Highlands
In the latest in our series on places to visit we look at some of the lesser known distilleries in Eastern Scotland.

July 2009, Issue 81, page 38

Glasgow Showtime
New venue,different time of the year and some fresh new features made for another great show in Glasgow.

December 2007, Issue 68, page 10

Icons of Whisky 2009
Following months of debate,scrutiny and several exhaustive rounds of voting,we finally reveal who has topped the Whisky Magazine charts.

February 2009, Issue 78, page 15

Inverness and beyond
We look at the region of Speyside round about Inverness

January 2007, Issue 61, page 34

spy
We bring you the news,show reviews and Dave's look at the whisky world.

April 2009, Issue 79, page 6

The Gathering
As Jim Morrison nearly put it in the film Wayne's World, if you book them they will come. So that's what a group of whisky nuts in The Netherlands have done. Dominic Roskrow reports...

April 2009, Issue 79, page 46

The pride of Speyside
BenRiach is still relatively unknown but it's a gem of a distillery and as Dominic Roskrow reports,it will continue to punch above its weight.

January 2009, Issue 77, page 42

Whiskies (33)

BenRiach 16 Years Old 1993 Claret Wood
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Pleasant, but the burnt wood knocks it back.

BenRiach 16 Years Old 1995 Cask 7164
Single Malt - Scotland - 58.30%
8 This whisky is oak dominated. Too much for me as we have lost the distillery character, but the nose is expressive. Beware of water, it kills it.

BenRiach 17 Years Old 1992 Rioja Wood
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Slightly over-active finishing cask has had a negative effect.

BenRiach 17 Years Old 1993 Burgundy Wood
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Just a little lacking in full integration. You can sense the whisky sitting underneath the finish.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

BenRiach 21 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.70%
8 Reveals a rich profile by a succession of aromatic layers. Alcohol is perfectly tamed.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

BenRiach Arumaticus Fumosus Dark Rum Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 A constantly shifting but balanced mix of sweetness and smoke and distillery character.

BenRiach Curiositas 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Quite a nice dram but a bit edgy.

BenRiach Dark Rum Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 A cheery dram, opening up on the sunny side with definite rum colours on the nose. A dash of water sweetens the palate.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

BenRiach Heredotus Famosus Pedro Ximinez Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Fantastic balance and richness of character.

BenRiach Horizons 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
7 Triple distillation heightens the aromatics though can't really see the oloroso influence.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

BenRiach Importanticus Fumosus Tawny Port Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Worth a look.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

BenRiach Madeira wood finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Balanced and with good weight. A good addition to the range.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

BenRiach Maderensis Fumosus Madeira Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Great balance. When Madeira works it really works!

BenRiach Sauternes Finish 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Lacks a little depth in the centre, but of interest.

BenRiach Sherry Matured
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Good, sweet and balanced.

BenRiach Solstice 15 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
8 A somewhat lurid colour, but this is an extremely sound and stylish BenRiach with an integration not often seen in finished whiskies.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

BenRiach 25 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
8 Another killer from Mr Walker's warehouse. Distillery of the year for me.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

BenRiach 30 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
9 Soft, subtle and not overwooded. Just shades it over the 25yo this time.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

BenRiach Authenticus 25 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 A long, complex and harmonious run of flavour. Excellent.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

BenRiach Authenticus Peated Single Malt 21 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Another region-buster and a good one too.

BenRiach Bottled for Craigellachie Hotel 1976
Single Malt - Scotland - 57.60%
8 Very enjoyable and marked up for balance and poised integration.

BenRiach Curiositas peated malt, 10 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 40.00%
7 A Speyside? The most Islayish of all the Speysides I have ever tasted. Interesting as a freak even if wood toughens the whole profile a little.

BenRiach Over 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 Herbal in the dry way. Leaves a bitter grassy note in the finish. I'd rather have a cup of tea.

BenRiach Over 20 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 Muscular. Welcome in a blizzard but don't expect Mozart when you are likely to get Wagner.

BenRiach Pedro Ximinez Sherry Wood Finish
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 A cheery dram, opening up on the sunny side with the definite rum colours on the nose. A dash of water sweetens the palate.

BenRiach Septemdicem 17 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
7 Another fine smoked Benriach.

BenRiach Solstice 17 Years Old Batch 2
Single Malt - Scotland - 50.00%
7 A balance struck between spirit and oak(s). It shouldn't work, but it does.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

Caskstrength & Carry On Benriach 1996 16 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 55.20%
8 Sherry and Bourbon goodness, quite unusual for Benriach. Perfect for these autumnal evenings.

Connoisseur's Choice BenRiach 1981
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 The bourbon cask influence is obvious. A refreshing dram but simplistic. Water ruins it.

Dewar Rattray Benriach 15 Years Old, Cask Collection
Single Malt - Scotland - 59.90%
7 Quite an energetic guy which needs water to be tamed. A classic light Speysider, lacking elegance though.

Whisky Magazine - Recommended - Winner

The Glenronach Allardice 18 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 46.00%
8 Deep,layered and sweet with great balance. Seek it out.

The Glenronach Original 12 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 43.00%
7 Decent dram but seems a tad dolled up.

Whisky Magazine - Editors Choice - Winner

The Whisky Exchange BenRiach 21 Years Old
Single Malt - Scotland - 56.70%
9 Complex with excellent balance. A typical for a Speyside, but it's one hell of a dram!

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