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BenRiach 21-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
21 years old
Bourbon, Virgin Oak, PX and Red Wine Casks
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
10 Dec 2017 10:58 am by Candide

Average value

€ 132,53

14 × in wishlist

43 × member ratings

58 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for BenRiach 21-year-old

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.59 points

  1. TechnOBY scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
      fresh hay!
    • Taste
      86 86
      grassy, floral; intensive, but not very complex
    • Finish
      85 85

  2. MrYens scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

  3. ctu scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    The virgin oak is a bit much for me, and not a big boom from a 21 years old whisky unfortunately.
    • Nose
      Floral. Sherry, honey, citruses, caramel and waxy fruits.
    • Taste
      Oak, citruses, fruit compote and caramel. Touch of pepper and ginger.
    • Finish
      Medium length, spicy and fruity.

  4. Rien scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. Andy-13 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    07.04.2018 Stammtisch in Schifferstadt with Dennis

  6. jazzpianofingers scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur


    Benriach isn’t a malt I visit that often. Depending on your views & experience, they are either one of the most innovative or one of the more controversial distilleries with regard to their progressive finishes. I forget which specific whiskysponge.com article it was now, but it included the line “as I was running out of inventive ways to spoil perfectly good casks of 1970s Glenglassaugh and Benriach,…”.

    This is Rachel Barrie’s first ‘outing’ since acquiring the post of master blender for The Benriach Distillery Company in 2017. This 21yo involves a four-cask maturation including a red wine finish - Rioja I have heard. More scant notes:

    N: Refined barley sponge, sweet lemon cake,..
    T: [No notes]
    F: [No notes]
    C: Comes across as a malt with no obvious silly business, despite the Rioja & PX cask usage. Really decent session whisky presented with the dullest bottle livery.Scores a B[-]


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