BenRiach 20-year-old

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Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Dark Blue Label
Stated Age
20 years old
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
24 sep 2017 4:21 pm by bbch
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Average value

€ 137.94

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Whisky reviews for BenRiach 20-year-old

8 users have left 8 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.91 points.

  1. Moses scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    I am impressed with the PLV. I had comparable bottlings that were 5 years older and not so balanced! Berry-sweet dark chocolate with espresso / mocha and subtle woody but rather nutty notes. Enough sweet vanilla with it. Whoever likes that is sure to be enthusiastic!
    • Nose
      Nose dark and heavy. Nutty with honey. Delicately fruity, dark berries, apricots. The sherry is dirtier than the "white label" version and was safely stored on the forest floor. No, joking aside: No bulky sherry but just the right amount of oak and vanilla mixed with it. Everything harmonizes wonderfully together. Good barrel management. respect
    • Taste
      Everything tastes just as the nose promised! Silky smooth and mouth-filling, it brings fine wood notes together with nuts on yogurt berry compote and sweet dark chocolate. It lies oily and full in the mouth. Dark forest honey together with the finest forest notes. Pepper dances on the tongue with plum brandy and a touch of noble spiciness. A cracker! Only 20 years? Can this be ? ... am in doubt what really happened there. Older Benriach barrels helped, ... I would say.
    • Finish
      Medium to long, getting a little hotter. You also have the feeling that something that has become damp is slowly becoming drier again and ends the harmonious and powerful aroma of apricot, peach and half-pitted plums. Huuhuu, refilling is the order of the day "All of this with 43% is awesome. For me an insider tip. PS: The empty glass smells similar to the Glenlivet XXV the next morning.

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