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
Bottle code
Added on
01 Jul 2018 4:59 pm by maltaholic

Average value

€ 139,86

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66 × member ratings

74 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for BenRiach 21-year-old

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.14 points

  1. 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 ...

  2. Rien scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  3. Likudi scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. Brunobaer1887 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Junior

    Currently my favorite dram, that's why I ordered another bottle.

    Open for 3 months, level about 50%
    • Nose
      94 94
      Dates, walnuts and marzipan meet in the nose. A great, with fine, well-integrated mild smoke that unobtrusively supports - a bit like warm bicycle tires
    • Taste
      92 92
      Nutty, spicy. Mild oak that takes up space in your mouth and becomes stronger. Orange peel, dark chocolate and a hint of cherry spreads out. Always pleasant oak flavor
      No Laphroaig feeling at all, nothing metallic
    • Finish
      93 93
      Tender, round, soft (maybe I'm distracted because my neighbor is doing a corona workout on the balcony ...). A pleasantly soft, mild spiciness remains with hints of sherry and port wine. Definitely makes you hungry for more, just like your neighbor.

  5. rolabob scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Aroma: very peaty ... salted, smoked meat, saffron, black pepper ... far away the aromas of medicine ...
    Taste: smoked, salty, peppered ... peat in the foreground ... warm and warm ...
    Finish: long, peat and smoked, with a touch of medicine.
    It will be pleasant to fans of Islay. Peat crushed the whole character of molt and turned it into a likeness of Laphroaig. But the balance is good and the overall experience is pleasant.

  7. toklian scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    N21 P22 F22 B22

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

    20 21 20 21 82

  9. 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.

  10. Implar scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    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.


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