BenRiach 21-year-old

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Stated Age
21 years old
Bourbon barrels, virgin oak, PX, Oloroso
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
01 Jul 2018 4:59 pm by maltaholic

Average value

€ 140,78

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45 × member ratings

48 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for BenRiach 21-year-old

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.77 points

  1. Rien scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  2. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    20 21 20 21 82

  3. JungleDram scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    In direct comparison to the Authenticus a very rough, unbalanced single malt without special profile. The four-cask maturation creates a mix of flavors in which no cask is really able to assert itself.

    Above all, one has to keep an eye on the price, there are so many better smokers for half the price and less ...

  4. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur


    The Temporis is a peaty version of BenRiach, for which Rachel Barrie selected bourbon barrels, virgin oak, oloroso and PX sherry casks.

    The nose is very pleasant on all kinds of citrus fruit (oranges and lemons, mostly), almonds, something metallic and molded wood, wrapped in a soft smokiness. This is very pleasant and much better than the older peaty Benriach like the Curiositas, Aromaticus Fumosus, Heredotus Fumosus, Importanticus Fumosus et all. And the name is much more modest, which I like a lot, but I digress.

    It is oily and soft on the palate. Surprisingly sweet on chocolate and dates, caramelized orange peel and barley sugar, but also shows a tiny trace of rubber. That’s a pity, because apart from that, this is truly a lovely peated malt.

    The finish is long, smoky and very sweet. The smoke dissipates to make room for more chocolate and brown sugar.

    The best of three worlds: bourbon, sherry and peat. Good combo. Around 150 EUR.

  5. Implar scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    The balance in this is quite excellent. The influence of Bourbon and sherry casks combined with the smoke, and smoothed out by age.
    • Nose
      Sweet peat smoke. Oranges, marmelade, wet wood. Citrus, slight marzipan
    • Taste
      Mouth coating, sweet barley smoke, some sugar, cacao
    • Finish
      The oak comes through more here. Brown sugar, dark chocolate. Nice long finish.

  6. MrYens scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior


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