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

€ 141.11

20 × in wishlist

75 × member ratings

112 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for BenRiach 21-year-old

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.05 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. WhiskyBjorn83 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
      sherry, fruit, peat, smoke
    • Taste
      81 81
      sherry, fruit, peat, smoke
    • Finish
      80 80
      sherry, fruit, peat, smoke

  4. ezioaudit scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

  5. Likudi scored this whisky 87 points Moderator

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

  6. Brunobaer1887 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    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.

  7. rolabob scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  8. 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.

  9. toklian scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    N21 P22 F22 B22

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

    20 21 20 21 82


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