Tag Archives: BenRiach

Earlskine – Your Whisky Destination

In northern Germany, in Oldenburg there is a shop called ‘Whisky Erlebnis‘. They focus their inventory towards the luxurious side of things with all kinds of whiskies, gin, rum, cigars and more. They’re fairly new to the world of whisky, … Continue reading

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Benriach 12, bottled 2020, 46% – The Smoky Twelve

I guess that settled whether I should write ‘smoky’ or ‘smokey’… Anyway, this BenRiach is one of the revamped editions from recent years, after Brown-Forman took over. A mix of casks was used, with Bourbon, Sherry and Marsala casks all … Continue reading

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The Nectar 15 Years Tasting Box

Premise Last year my friend JPH and I bought a set of samples from Jon Beach, of Fiddler’s in Drumnadrochit. A massive splurge, but a series of great whiskies being surpassed by even better ones. This year, with Brexit being … Continue reading

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BenRiach 15, 1999-2014, Refill Hogshead 21141, 56.7% – OB for Slijterij Vonk

Slijterij Vonk is a bottle shop not too far from where I live, and even though I hadn’t been there for ages, I started visiting the place a little bit more in the last year or so. It’s strange that … Continue reading

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BenRiach 1981-2010, 28yo, Bourbon Barrel 2589, 51.6%

I saved this bottle for seven years before I opened it. From a luxury position, I bought this because it caught my eye when I was at De Druiventuin in 2012 to swap some of my Ardbeg bottles for a … Continue reading

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BenRiach 11, 2008-2020, Sherry Hogshead, 55.9% – Cadenhead

About 6 or 7 years ago I was a huge BenRiach fanboy. Visiting the distillery with my then infant daughter helped a lot but I genuinely liked a lot of their bottlings. Over the years that has waned a little … Continue reading

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Autumn clearance

Well, not really a clearance since that would involve big discounts. The misses and I have decided that it’s finally time to start doing some construction on our attic. It’s been in the pipeline for a few years but we’ve … Continue reading

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BenRiach 1995-2014, 18yo, Port Puncheon, 53.5% – OB for Whisky Weekend Twente

Those private casks for festivals and clubs always go in waves. Over the last couple of years it has been Bowmore, GlenDronach, Ledaig, Glenfarclas en also BenRiach. Now, with BenRiach it’s not very surprising since they always do a lot … Continue reading

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BenRiach 1985-2010, 25yo, 48.1% – Liquid Sun for Japan

Back in 2010, when I bought this bottle I wasn’t entirely sure about my purchase when I finally got it in. A random BenRiach from a random bottler, from a random cask. Should I have done this? I kept doubting … Continue reading

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BenRiach 25 Authenticus (peated), 46%

About 10 years ago, well, 10 months, I did a bottle share with two 25 year old BenRiachs. The regular one, and the peated Authenticus one. I also did a review of the regular one earlier after I tried at … Continue reading

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