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BenRiach 16 Years Old 1995 Cask 7164 Tasting notes and reviews

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BenRiach 16 Years Old 1995 Cask 7164

Brand
BenRiach
Expression
16 Years Old 1995 Cask 7164
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
16 years old
Abv
58.30%
Vintage
1995
Produced at
Benriach Distillery
Region
Speyside
Availability
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Martine Nouet

76
Nose
Sherried. Oaky. Cedar wood. Walnut stain. Sultanas. Overcooked plum jam. Cough syrup. Liquorice.
Palate
Oak prevails. Quite astringent at start then mellowing on dried fruit.
Finish
Sweeter. Damson plum jam. Dark chocolate.
Comment
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.

Dave Broom

85
Nose
Long, rounded and sweet, think maple syrup and sultana and black cherry pie filling, mixed with a massive spiciness. All of this revolves around black fruits and an attractive bitterness.
Palate
Thick long and ripe it suddenly explodes on the palate. Layered with a cherry note that brings to mind fruit puddings. Deep and generous.
Finish
Spiced and long.
Comment
A stellar Benriach. A highly recommended dram.
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