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