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Whisky Reviews for BenRiach Authenticus
27 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.30 points
- Campfires and BBQ. Not an overly complex whisky but won't disappoint.
Autumn, sitting by the fire in your holiday cottage deep in the woods. Aromas of burning wood, the fire and embers. Now it resembles BBQ, thinking of honey-glazed baby back ribs. With time it picks up green notes, it has a grassy note, and begins to gain some green apple peel.
Sweet on the arrival but immediately followed up by ash, it's burnt wood and embers. Big mouthfeel, sweet honey and orchard notes.
Notes of wood, not as smoldering as the nose or palate. Soft ash notes, a lot shorter than expected. Finish also packs a punch with a blast of oak spice.
- BenRiach 21YO is a very interesting whisky which needed in time to be open. At the first blush this whisky seems like simple, and it’s hard to believe, that this is 21YO whisky. But if you give time it could be opened in its entirety. The nose starts with notes of green halm of wormwood, mint and tomato with chemical notes of acetone. But after time the nose moves to sweet notes of yellow fruits, sweet fruits, with leather, peated smoke and black pepper. And nose drifts from peated and spicy to sweet fruity notes during tasting. The palate is sweet, peaty and spicy with notes of yellow plums, grass, oak and dust. The finish is long, spicy and dusty with peat and oak notes. This is a very unique and tasty whisky.
- It's surprisingly peaty and smoky despite the 21 years, but it is well harmonized with the disillery character. 86/87.
Peat, dried fruits, vanilla, honey, salted caramel, tutti frutti and smoke.
Big peat and earth. Forest fruits, tobacco, cocoa, cinnamon and oak.
Medium length, spicy, oaky.
- Dry, herbs, peat reak, woody, various honeys, caramelized bacon quite dry and austere with bittersweet herbs... so my style of whisky.love it
- Well a friend of mine said it is his favorite dram and it as an outstanding price/money value. I love that there are different opinions out there and different tastes as well. So far I am not in love with this distillery yet but I respect the opinion of others marking this dram as a very good option. For me personally it is boring, way too expensive and not worth another try.
apple, citrus and peat. Quite balanced in the nose.
oak, caramel, less fruity - OK :-)
oaky long super unspectacular
- Nose: Peat, fruit, and vanilla are immediately apparent. Apricot. Peach. Plum. Cocoa powder. Dried fruits. Caramel. Oak. As if there is a well-aged bourbon hiding behind peat smoke and stone fruits. Very nice.
Palate: Earthy peat. Vanilla. Blackberries. Stone fruits. Raisin. Chocolate. Cigar leaf. On the backend, some cinnamon and spice. There is the hint of a meaty/savory note similar to what I’ve found in some other Speysides, such as Mortlach and Craigellachie. This savory element comes out more in the backend as it develops. Mouthfeel is thick and heavy.
Finish: Fairly dry. White wine. Cinnamon. Dried fruits. Raisins. Hint of dark chocolate. Oak.
Overall: Interesting and delicious. The nose and palate are very good and quite complex; the finish is nothing special, although not bad.
I’m surprised by how much peat smoke is present, considering the age. Peat often diminishes with age, but there is still quite a bit to be found in this one, even if it is a bit mellowed. The peat is a little different than your typical Islay peat, as there are no maritime or medicinal notes. It’s more of an earthy and mellow peat.
In spite of the stronger than expected peat presence, the age of this whisky is apparent. Plenty of oak and quite the diversity of flavors.
Buy again? Maybe. Probably not. This is good, but other whiskies of similar quality can be found for less money.
Score: 88/100Read my full review at http://meademule.com/2017/04/11/whisky-review-benriach-21-authenticus/
Probably most heavily peated whisky from the Speyside. Thick, milky
smokes with vanilla and toffee. Underlay savoury smoked salty meats.
P- Black pepper and spices. Herbal smokes with waves of phenolic and tobacco. A wee bit light on texture.
F- Long, velvet smooth, woody and spicy mouth-feel.
— at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.