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BenRiach 21-year-old

Overall rating
86.11/100
votes
86
Whiskybase ID
114402
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Temporis
Bottled
22.05.2018
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
Bourbon barrels, virgin oak, PX, Oloroso
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
LL13710
Barcode
5060399685481
Added on
01 Jul 2018 4:59 pm by maltaholic
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 143.05

23 × in wishlist

86 × member ratings

132 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for BenRiach 21-year-old

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.11 points

  1. Likudi scored this whisky 87 points Moderator

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

  2. 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.

  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. Rien scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  5. MLE scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  6. Dramming Dutchman scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Easy dram to enjoy, the nose was the best to my opinion.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. Benjamin_Wang scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Like a sugar-stewed pear in a burnt oak oven. Too heavy on the smoky side. Light and fresh on the fruit side.
    • Nose
      Very Strong smoke! Aromatic! Black and chard and matured ash, then there is some deep sweetness like surgery and fresh pear, pineapple, and citrus. On the back, there is some mild toasted oak barrel, some dry tea, and cream. Caramel and a hint of spicy on the bottom like pepper and clove, with some iodine or sea spray.
    • Taste
      Sweet and oily on the beginning, then the dark smoke, and sweet ashes. Sugar, light-colored fruits, and malty sweetness. Clear and fresh. the toasted oak is there on the back, balanced.
    • Finish
      Toasted pinewood, long smokiness. Burnt grass root.

  8. g2ther scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  9. Saftkenner scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    I am a lover of the smoky bottlings from Benriach (Solstice, Authenticus, Arumaticus Fumosus, Albariza, Latada, Dunder, etc.). The Temporis disappointed me a little. For its age, the malt is not very complex and also a little unbalanced.
    Fortunately, the exceptionally herbal smoky note of Benriach, which differs significantly from the Islay and Inselwhiskys, is particularly important here. I often feel like throwing dry herbs and some leaves into the fire. Wonderful!
    • Nose
      83 83
      The smoke is very noticeable. With regard to the strength of the smoke, more comparable with the "Solstice" than with the "Authenticus".
      In addition, a very strong honey sweetness, together with a sour note and barrel flavor. It becomes more balanced with increasing warmth. For me only moderately pleasant and complex.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Amazingly hot for his proud age and drinking strength.
      Smoke, tannins, citrus notes, spice.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium-long finish. Smoke, light acidity, and some ash and burnt herb remain.

  10. WhiskyBjorn83 scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    08-03-2020
    • Nose
      79 79
      sherry, fruit, peat, smoke
    • Taste
      81 81
      sherry, fruit, peat, smoke
    • Finish
      80 80
      sherry, fruit, peat, smoke

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