Benriach 10 Year Old

70cl / 43%
  • Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Distillery Bottling
Benriach 10 Year Old
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A milestone release from Benriach, this is the first core expression comprising spirit produced predominantly since the 2004 takeover by Billy Walker and his consortium. A classic Speyside whisky.

Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Age
10 Year Old
Country
Scotland
Region
Speyside

Style

  • Body
  • Richness
  • Smoke
  • Sweetness

Character

  • Earth Earth
  • Nutmeg Nutmeg
  • Clove Clove
  • Pear Pear
  • Apple Apple
  • Hazelnut Hazelnut

Benriach 10 Year Old Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by Stuart P

    Nose: Nutty, rich, damp earth. Almonds and hazelnuts, with appealing green-apple freshness aromas of lemon and grapefruit, lifted by cinnamon, nutmeg and toffee. Lovely and fresh.

    Palate: Floral and spicy, with clean, bright fruit: green apples, pears, honeysuckle. There’s some spiciness in there, too – a little black pepper, a hint of clove and a touch of crème brûlée.

    Finish: The spiciness hangs on, but the overriding character is fresh, clean fruit. Refreshing and lip-smacking.

    Comment: For me, this is classic Speyside, with its gentle character and refreshing fruit. Well balanced and very well made.

  • Producer's Tasting Notes

    Colour: Crisp summer gold.

    Nose: A fresh and lively combination of crisp, green orchard fruits, stem ginger and hints of tangerine mellows to creamy vanilla with a delicate note of mint and a gentle twist of citrus; all held together with a sweet barley back note.

    Palate: Warm toasted oak spices flood through green apple skins and dried apricots, ripening to hints of peach and soft banana. Subtle touches of aniseed and lemon zest create a contrasting edge to the fruit and add an intriguing character to the long, crisp barley finish.

8 Customer Reviews

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  • 5
    8 January

    Also purchased the 20yr miniature and found the 10 year to be much more enjoyable. In its price range I'm yet to find a better single malt.

  • 5
    12 December 2018

    Wow I have to admit this whisky suprised me with how good it is. I wasn't expecting much after I had Benriach 16 previously which I bought after being highly reccomendend it and I didn't like it. But the 10 is lovely: beautiful colour, really fruity smell and really fruity Taste. Very smooth for a 10 year old although it does have some slight kick which you can feel in the after taste on your tongue, but it goes away after not too long. This is a nice dram overall.

  • 5
    16 January 2018

    Got one for Christmas- bought two in January

  • 4
    3 January 2018

    Don't normally like Whiskey but I was introduced to Benriach at the Whiskey shop on York some years ago. It is the only whiskey I would drink. Smooth, not harsh. Warming and nice to sit back with on a cold evening.

  • 4
    18 November 2017

    Really smooth 10 yo. Fresh citrus on the nose with a hint of caramel. Light on the palate with black pepper coming through whilst skipping off the tongue. Fruity after-taste with a lingering taint of cloves. Surprisingly delightful!

  • 4
    11 November 2017

    The floral, bright fruits really come through with a splash of water. Taken over by that spicy finish afterwards. Beautiful kick.

  • 4
    16 June 2017

    nice well priced single malt. Just a pinch of water and the whisky develops well

  • 5
    16 September 2016

    This is an excellent whisky for the price. But I note that, under 'facts', you state that this whisky has 'colouring'. Please note that the label on the bottle states that there is no colouring in the whisky.