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The Bennachie 21-year-old

Overall rating
83.74/100
votes
21
Whiskybase ID
WB20185
Category
Blended Malt
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Pure Malt
Stated Age
21 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5037640000058
Added on
24 Dec 2010 4:00 pm
Colored

Average value

€ 108.85

4 × in wishlist

21 × member ratings

41 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for The Bennachie 21-year-old

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.74 points

  1. Menko scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Raisins, mango, orange, pepper and a the taste of a very good, old sherry cask that has been laying around on a dusty attic for many years before it was put to use.
    Nowadays it seems like they just add 1 liter of sherry to a virgin oak cask and call it sherry cask matured. The sherry and the sweetness are there, but the oak sherrycask itself doesn't seem to leave a mark anymore.
    This Bennachie brings back memories of the old days when making whisky was still an art and good casks where still available.
    We sometimes lose ourselves in paying ridiculous amounts of money for single malts from the eighties and nineties, and forget those fabulous whiskys also went into fabulous blends which are still affordable. This Bennachie is one of them. For around 100,- a nobrainer!
    Very enjoyable, every day dram with a bit of a short finish.

  2. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    N: dusty - old wood, honey and orange
    T: honey, spices and orange
    F: spices - pepper, some syrup and orange
    nice older whisky but not too complex

  3. HunterRomario scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Sweet vanilla, a lot of sherry and some toasted toasts, then honey and raisins. Juicy, slightly spicy. (87 b)
    • Taste
      Smooth, sherry-style with honey, savory wood, spices (cinnamon), chocolate and raisins. Bergamot and tanned wood in the flavor. (85 b)

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