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27 Sep 2010

BenRiach 1979 (cask #7511)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: BenRiach

The BenRiach 1979 cask #7501 is one of four unfinished releases out of the ten single casks this year. It’s quite a rare vintage, as far as I know this is only the third single cask 1979.

 

BenRiach 1979 cask 7511 BenRiach 30 yo 1979 (47,9%, OB 2010,
cask #7511, bourbon barrel, 173 btl.)

Nose: apple peel, ripe banana and rich honey. Then some tangerine and a big vanilla / cinnamon wave. A bit of toffee / natural caramel as well. Warm oak that’s well integrated, with whiffs of mint and nutmeg, and a faint leathery note. Overall a classic interplay of fruits and spices. Mouth: rich and fresh with honey, citrus and spices (mint, a little pepper and ginger). Vanilla and white chocolate. Unripe pineappple with coconut and a buttery / creamy note. Nutmeg and mint again. Finish: quite a lot of sweet oak, but enough fruit to counterbalance. Still some spices.

An vivid old BenRiach with all the typical elements you’d expect from a high quality Speyside distillery. Around € 190.

Score: 90/100

BenRiach 1979 (cask #7511) 4 Ruben Luyten 2010-09-27
  • Piazzolla

    I have the opportunity to taste this Benriach at the Witch IV. I haven’t take any notes, but for me, the level of this cask is highter …. near 90/91.

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