BenRiach 20-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Blue Label
Stated Age
20 years old
Oak Casks
43.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Blue Label
Added on
04 Aug 2007 7:44 pm

Average value

€ 94.99

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100 × member ratings

141 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for BenRiach 20-year-old

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.71 points

  1. markos scored this whisky 90 points Newbie

    I don't think this has been chill filtered because my one has a lot of cask particulates and hazy bits of dust floating at the bottom of the bottle and I think it tastes absolutely amazing one of my favorite benriach's lots of flavor range and complexity very good for my taste buds and the 43% abv seems to hit perfectly for this dram.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  2. Moses scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    For this price and the age, the PLV is optimal. And if you still value good whisky craft, you have to try it. You can not do anything wrong here. Note: No sherry wonders and a little too little.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Balanced nose with apple Helene and berries with spicy vanilla. You think of smoke, but very far away. Then some herbs in the soup. That's the way to enjoy your nose.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Here happens less than the nose promises. Too bad. But still very much ingrained sweetness with woody spices and some candied caramel. OK, there are still small oranges with vanilla bars. Everything looks very harmonious. After work malt.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium to long but everything in the bitter direction. But not unpleasant. With peppery spices and still sweetly he says goodbye with his head held high. Good craft!

  3. molar3rd scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Starts lighter with floral notes, then Vanilla,Marzipan, honey, some exotic fruit and wood, quite a bit of that here.
    Palate: Vanilla, Apples dipped in honey, Mars Chocolate bars, nuts and spice.
    Finish : Milk chocolate (Milka), Cocoa, wood and spice, with a wee sultana aftertaste , medium length

    Bottom line:

    This is a very good whisky, offering something for everyone, fruit, wood, chocolate and a nice after taste. Again, at £51 it offers a nice price/quality ratio. I wish more 20 year old whiskies would be priced like that.

    A good buy. no doubt.




  4. markkerr02 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    http://smad.se/provningar/Provning%2092%20BenRiach%20och%20GlenDronach.html Test 092: BenRiach and GlenDronach with Alistair Walker - 090822
    The whisky tested: Glass 1 BenRiach 20Y, 43%; 739 kr 17 points
    Glass 2 BenRiach 21Y Authenticus, 46%; 990 kr 51 points
    Glass 3 BenRiach 12 Peated / Pedro Ximenez Finish, 46%; 579 kr 44 points
    Glass 4 GlenDronach 12Y, 43%; 399 kr 4 points
    Glass 5 GlenDronach 15Y, 46%; 529 kr 110 points
    Glass 6 GlenDronach 18Y, 46%; 689 kr 98 points
    Glass 7 BenRiach 31Y / 1978 Gaja Barolo, cask 4414, 51.2%; about 2000 kr 154 points
    Testimonials Per Eriksson BenRiach 20Y, 43%
    Scent: Sweetcorn, vanilla, sherry, Christmas cake, oak
    Taste: Malt, sweetheart, honey, oak, figs, dates
    Aftertaste: Ek, fig, honey, vanilla, tall
    Score: 89 Testimonials Bernt Sjödin BenRiach 20Y, 43%
    Color: Gold-colored
    Scent: Vanilla tones, slightly spicy, honey tones, finely tuned
    Taste: Vanilla tones, slightly fat, medium, slightly spicy and slightly sweet
    Aftertaste: Medium with vanilla and slightly fatty and a little sweet taste; typical Speyside
    Score: 84

  5. KayMeertens scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting of Usquebaugh Society.
    • Nose
      Wine gum, honey, raspberry, toffee and vanilla.
    • Taste
      Toffee, raisin and chocolate. Quite oily.
    • Finish
      Toffee and chocolate. Quite one-dimensional.

  6. Malt Hans scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Fruity aroma, pear, vanilla, plum jam, banana, malt, tar, cardamom and floral honey. Vanilla sweet taste, mint, white pepper, cardamom, walnuts, malt and bitter herbs. Medium long, fruity spicy and malty end

  7. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      fruity - peach, vanilla and spices - cumminseed and white pepper
    • Taste
      malty, spices, apple and some bourbon - corn
    • Finish
      warming spices, herbs and vanilla

  8. Fable scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  9. Rabbath scored this whisky 83 points Member Senior

    It`s a nice dram, but it became very bad once water was added (imo).

    Edit: Tasted a batch from 2011

  10. Ikkakumon scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nice in all circumstances.
    • Nose
      Lemon, apple, honey.
    • Taste
      Sweet and fruity, vanilla, citrus, caramel, pepper.
    • Finish
      Relatively long, with a little spice and a bit of smoke.


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