Benriach The Original Ten Review | Whiskey Raiders
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Benriach The Original Ten

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  • Distiller:

    Benriach

  • Bottler:

    Benriach

  • ABV:

    43%

  • Age:

    10 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Raided Score: 82
  • Publication: Whiskey Consensus
  • Excerpt: For someone just dipping their toes in the malty world of Single Malts, this Speyside offering would be a fantastic purchase. At $55 this is what I’d consider a fantastic value and a bottle I’d absolutely love to have on my shelf
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  • Raided Score: 93
  • Publication: WhiskyCast
  • Excerpt: The finish has a lingering touch of ginger along with allspice, dried fruits, honey, and a hint of citrus for a well-balanced and complex dram.
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  • Raided Score: 87
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: It also boasts a pleasant touch of brininess, and the finish hints at sweet elderflower. It has the makings of a go-to everyday dram.
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  • Raided Score: 96
  • Publication: The Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: The body is light all the way through. Just a touch of that fruit up front, bright, juicy peach and red grapefruit. This warms and sweetens to the back palate with note of red wine and cocoa.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: Hazelnuts, drinking chocolate, and light spices surface in the medium-length finish, with just a wisp of smoke.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: The Whiskey Jug
  • Excerpt: BenRiach The Original Ten is a great intro to BenRiach, Speyside and Single Malt Scotch in general and I’d happily recommend it to new Scotch drinkers as a way to get to know the basic profile of Scotch whisky. It’s a tasty easy drinker and the perfect gateway into the rest of what Scotland has to offer.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Drinkhacker
  • Excerpt: The palate is quite malty and chewy, big with cereal notes and that classic burlap sack character. Some applesauce finally fruits up the finish, which is otherwise gritty and a bit smoldering.
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  • Raided Score: 87
  • Publication: Whisky Monster
  • Excerpt: BenRiach The Original Ten shows typical flavors from all three cask styles without overpowering each other. It feels more complex and luscious than a 10-year-old Speysider.
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: Inviting and easy to drink, Benriach's The Original Ten is a really great invitation to Benriach's core portfolio of offerings and serves to be an approachable dram to anyone.
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  • Intro:

    Distilled by Benriach and a product party to their recent redesign, The Original Ten is an unpeated, Speyside Single Malt Whiskey.

  • Nose:

    Bright and fresh - plenty of malt character combined with light citrus, some baking spice, pepper and a little honey. Light, effervescent, inviting.

  • Taste:

    Medium mouthfeel, sweet on the palate. A good deal of honey, slivered almond, a hint of slate and minerality that pairs nicely with light brine and a faint wisp of ash and citrus.

  • Finish:

    Long finish, filled with gingerbread, rising sourdough, toffee, cream, lime zest and faint salinity.

  • Overall:

    Inviting and easy to drink, Benriach's The Original Ten is a really great invitation to Benriach's core portfolio of offerings and serves to be an approachable dram to anyone.

  • Score:

    6

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