BenRiach 21-year-old

Overall rating
86.24/100
votes
124
Whiskybase ID
WB114402
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

€ 151.01

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Whisky reviews for BenRiach 21-year-old

28 users have left 28 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.24 points.

  1. FeydRautha scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  2. SebStar scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  3. Raistlinmejere scored this whisky 87 points Member Junior

    The strong alcohol smell is wrapped in a maple syrup-like sweetness without impurities.
    Licking is a very pure sweetness, like white sugar spreading from the tip of the tongue.
    In one gulp, the peat and oak that absolutely dominate is like the rest of the dark cloud, while the sweet honey smells like lightning flashing and lighting up the sky - too bright, too intense, too short-lived.
    The warmth of the chest after the entrance is like a hot water bottle in winter, and the mouth is the feeling of cocoa butter hanging in the mouth after swallowing the dark chocolate.

    Unfortunately, 20ML is not enough to drink.

  4. Dris scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. u485tfu scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    well integrated smoke, very spicy
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. Glenladdie scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. elipszis scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      clay
      spicy
      unique smoke
      herbal
      plum
      charcoal
      stale orange
      dry tasting: peaches, sweet, cinamon
    • Taste
      91 91
      peaty
      sherry
      bitter
      salty
      plum
    • Finish
      91 91
      salty
      chili
      plum
      earthy
      bitter almond
      medium long

  8. gaboruso scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Romansen scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  10. besar scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  11. MLE scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  12. Dramming Dutchman scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  13. 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.

  14. g2ther scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  15. 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.

  16. 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

  17. ezioaudit scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

  18. Likudi scored this whisky 87 points Shoplink Moderator

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

  19. 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.

  20. rolabob scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  21. 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.
    86.

  22. toklian scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    N21 P22 F22 B22

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

    20 21 20 21 82

  24. 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 ...

  25. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Modest

    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.

  26. 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.

  27. MrYens scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

  28. Rien scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

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