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16 Jul 2012

BenRiach 1996 (Whisky-Fässle)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: BenRiach

Whisky-Fässle has two new releases, a Bowmore 1997 and this BenRiach 1996, matured in a bourbon hogshead.

 

BenRiach 1996 Whisky-FässleBenRiach 16 yo 1996 (47,7%, Whisky-Fässle 2012, bourbon hogshead)

Nose: modern whisky, very fresh with a biscuity core and a bright fruitiness. Lots of marshmallow notes. Some mint. A bit of lemon and gristy barley. Pleasantly uncomplicated. Mouth: starts with fruity notes again (apple, pear, citrus) but it quickly becomes drier, with some pepper and soft grassy notes. A little grainy and a tad too neutral for my taste. There’s even a slightly alcoholic edge. Finish: fairly long and fairly dry.

Nice marshmallow sweetness on the nose, coupled to a drier, grassier profile in the mouth. Modern whisky, nothing to complain about. Around € 75. Available from Whisky-Fässle.

Score: 83/100

BenRiach 1996 (Whisky-Fässle) 3 Ruben Luyten 2012-07-16

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  • WhiskyNotes: You're right, it is a refill bourbon cask. Sorry if I suggested otherwise, but I believe a single cask can never be 80% sherry and 20% bourbon like th
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