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Overall rating
88.90/100
votes
312
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
13.03.2012
Stated Age
25 years old
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
LF30114
Barcode
5060088793732
Added on
11 Apr 2012 8:55 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 204.81

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312 × member ratings

745 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for BenRiach Authenticus

36 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.90 points

  1. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Older smokers are not my prey scheme, but the likes - still neat smoke available and the herbal note makes him special, a good substitute for exorbitantly overpriced, older Islays (batch LH30614 2014/06/09)
    • Nose
      dry, dried, bitter herbaceous herbs, cold smoke, after a while sweetish smell of stables
    • Taste
      first very kräutrig, bittersweet smoke, spicy sharpness, a little forest honey and old leather
    • Finish
      long, dry, herbs and smoke

  2. Moses scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    I never would have bought it because I don't really get along in the smoky world. But he has something. It makes me live. Very well combined in the barrel selection. Fantastic mix of bourbon and? Sherry? Barrel! Good craft.
    Thanks to André for the big sample.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Here is the heart of the poodle: peat mist, fresh bacon, sweet, tender campfire smoke, wooden stables, horse saddles, always a hint of dark fruit and fine herbs. Ahaa .... baked apple with a nutty sherry accent. Toffee vanilla. Eagle Owl, very complex story. In addition, wonderful citrus orange notes. This nose is a poem! Thanks Benriach.
    • Taste
      92 92
      There is a lot in it: oak, light pepper, campfire smoke, figs in fried bacon, fine herbs, trace of anise and always a hint of cinnamon. Slightly bitter and still citrus always sweet! ... of the 25 drams in balance so far one of the great, respect. It should never be empty. Wow.
    • Finish
      90 90
      The spice from the wood and the fine peat smoke let it end in medium to long. I'm not a smoke lover, but I still find it really "tasty". A must for non-smokers too! Everyone should have tried it. This whisky shows how it can work if everything fits!
      Awesome

  3. Hobbit did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A really nice Benriach. Elegant but not too lax. Nicely complex and with each sip more intense and spicy. The sweetness of the nose I miss something in the taste but it remains a great malt with which one can deal extensively. Just the spice is excellent as a counterpoint to the fruit and sweetness, great!
    Particularly noteworthy is the development through time from the first to the second sip.
    • Nose
      Campfire smoke and canned fruits, sherry, raisins, dates, roasted aromas, strong raspberries, plums, blackberries, forest fruit marmalade, very sweet after the nose gets used to the smoke, a little oak in the background, caramel, orange pulp with a lot of "white peel", Toffee, french fries. There is not even a hint of alcohol, honey, apricots fresh from the tree with a few leaves on it, potato, salt, again bursting smoke, followed by sweet sherry, which goes more and more clearly in the jam direction, marzipan, an elegant nose
    • Taste
      sweet creamy start, creme brulee, vanilla, caramel, marzipan, sherry, blackberry, milk chocolate, low smoke, some leather, oak notes, orange marmalade, very mild and round, in the second sip more pronounced smoke and a little more pepper spice, more oak, much more intense and sustainable
    • Finish
      Milk chocolate, sherry notes, oranges, apricot, black currants, honey, slightly bitter caramel (burnt), a hint of raisins, oak aromas, bitterness, almond, medium with fading smoke and grape seeds.

      In the second sip it is drier and the finish is more intense, spicy, longer with leather, spices and woody notes

  4. dRambo scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    A very tasty spicy Benriach, oak is on the palate noticeably more present than the fruit flavors, the nose is still a bit above the taste for me - super balanced irresistible fruity yummy - HabenWollenReiz - with the 25s I understand slowly where the good reputation of Ben Riach which I see as unfounded in the Woodfinish
    • Nose
      very soft smoke - so reserved - that it could be harsh sherry notes, ripe fragrant dates, very sweet oranges, leather and mild tobacco, with more time in the glass the smoke is more present - it is still heavy, ripe and spicy but more noticeable In addition, there is creamy toffee with vanilla and red berries, then more plums, later apricot jam, cherries, creme brulee, tart shell potato peel .. very complex, very ripe and round - fantastically delicious
    • Taste
      sweet - but noticeably less sweet - than the nose suggested, plums, blackberries, sweet blueberries, oak, spicy tingling on the tongue, beautiful intense multi - layered wood notes with a little resin, some sawdust, tree juice, pepper, chili, with the second sip even more intense, a little sweeter even more spicy oak, slight bitterness in the wood notes but enrich, rosemary sharpness, an old oak cabinet wall, orange marmalade with shell, the smoke is barely perceptible on the palate - he is a spice goes on the whole
    • Finish
      long, dry, with tingling oak, nutmeg, cinnamon, tobacco, light mint note and very subtle sweetness

  5. Othorion scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Great malt, nicely balanced and delicious
    • Nose
      Beautiful, pleasant smoke, sweet, juicy oranges, leather, raisins, marzipan, moist soil, delicate pineapple in the background, Wow! Really good!
    • Taste
      Smoky, spicy, only slightly sweet caramel, pepper, again leather, with a fruit cocktail of oranges, bananas and pineapple
    • Finish
      Warming, slightly dry, pepper, smoke, very light espresso note. The peppery, smoky heat stays long

  6. JungleDram scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. Angelos did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    The Benriach Authenticus 25-years old was rated with 92 out of 100from Ralfy. Not too many whiskys are rates this high from him!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWlOGoenkZA

  8. Vinyllebt scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Very heavy chocolate, old wood, leather. On the palate it could be a little more complex, almost too little too monotonously heavy.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Grape-nut-chocolate. Balsamic. Forest honey. Apple. Mint. Hay with dried flowers. Lily gap. Apricots. Forbidden strawberries
    • Taste
      88 88
      The heavy aromas of the nose spread. Hardly any smoke. A bit unbalanced and unfortunately also a bit watery. After eight. With 50% I would probably give him over 90 points
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium length. A little astringent woody.

  9. Igitor scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

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