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Benriach The Twelve

(70cl, 46%)

Benriach The Twelve
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Benriach The Twelve Bottling Note

From Benriach's 2020 relaunch of its cracking core range comes The Twelve, a 12 year old Speyside single malt mature in a trio of casks - namely sherry casks, bourbon casks and Port casks! This maturation has imparted dried fruit notes galore, alongside wafts of good coffee and subtle spices. Very impressive indeed.

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Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Maple syrup on blueberry pancakes, dark chocolate, quince and orange.

Palate: Honeyed cereals, cooked apple, chocolate peanuts and soft, almost jammy sultanas.

Finish: Mocha, honey, dried fruit and mixed peels.

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Benriach The Twelve Reviews

Lovely Dram

This is a great dram, not my normal go to whisky , but I believe its up their with the two or three 12 year olds that I go for on a regular basis, and would suggest that it you give it a whirl and enjoy like me.

27th August 2022

No wow factor but decent whisky

I usually almost exclusively drink peated Islay whisky but I'm trying to expand my horizon and go with more sherry sweetness. Already did aberlour and thought it was fabulous. Had big expectations about BenRiach 12 and here is my thoughts.
On the nose I'm picking orange, maple and little bit of chocolate. Nose is quite fruity and something I did expect. The Palate is surprisingly peppery and oaky. I'm not sensing lot of cherrynes or sweetness more like oak, peppers and nuts. The finish is pretty short on my mind and it's the same as peppery with some orange peels.
To be honest I'm little disappointed. I know I'm biased because of my love for peat but this lacks character in my mind. Gonna try their peated ones next.

3rd May 2022

Expected more

Disappointing. Too sweet, no character, not sure if it's worth the higher price tag. Benriach used to be one of my favorite Scotch distilleries. Not sure if this disappointing expression is a sign of new ownership.

21st March 2022

A nice drink

This is a nice whisky. Sweet and fruity. The cask maturation works with for me the bourbon coming to the fore.
I’d add a touch of banana to the finish which is pleasant and lingering.
Good value for money.

15th November 2021

Very Good

One of the best 12 year olds I’ve tried, all three casks come into to play here, really really tasty. In my opinion Benriach are producing some excellent whiskies at the moment . Try it !

3rd October 2021


An allaround whisky with no special character. The sweetnes is sugary rather than spicy or fruity. Not bad, but there are some blends out there that are cheaper and better than this one.

18th September 2021

excellect stuff.

beautifully married this.. black or blueberry, and a little strawberry and banana too.. pepper that goes right to finish. some buttery vanilla from the bourbon, but the two wine casks hold the strongest hand. Slightly swet but not enough to make it sickly.
Im quite enamoured with this. Decent mouthfeel too. considering price and age.. 5/5


29th May 2021

Good but the Smoky version is even better

Its very good but I prefer the smoky version, just my personal taste

5th May 2021

Poor whisky

Disappointed with this, far too sweet and concentrated, I added water (a lot) but my original dislike to the homogenized flavour remained, so I gave it away.

29th March 2021

it's ok

Not a bad whisky but not one I would buy again,it's good value for money as it is bottled at 46% and natural colour but I think it is chill filtered as it did not turn cloudy with the addition of water but nothing stood out for me especially the short finish. Lots of other 12yr olds around this price bracket that I would go for instead of this, having said that my Dad really liked it so everyones taste is different.

17th February 2021

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