BenRiach Authenticus

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
25 years old
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
11 Apr 2012 8:55 pm

Average value

€ 215.12

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Whisky Reviews for BenRiach Authenticus

39 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.06 points

  1. Moses scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    I would never have bought one as I can't really get by in the smoky world. But he has something. He lets me live. Very well combined when choosing a barrel. Fantastic mix of bourbon and? Sherry? Barrel! Good craft.
    Thanks to André for the big sample.
    • Nose
      Here is the heart of the matter: peat fog, fresh bacon, sweet, tender smoke from the campfire, wooden stables, horse saddle, always a touch of dark fruit and fine herbs. Ahaa .... Baked apple with a nutty sherry accent. Toffee vanilla. Uhuu, very complex story. In addition, wonderful citrus orange notes. This nose is a poem! Thank you Benriach.
    • Taste
      There is a lot in it: oak, light pepper, campfire smoke, figs in fried bacon, fine herbs, a hint of aniseed and always a touch of cinnamon. Slightly bitter and still citrus always sweet! ... of the 25 drams in the balance one of the great ones so far, respect. It should never be empty. Wow.
    • Finish
      The seasoning from the wood and the fine peat smoke allow it to fade away for a medium to long time. I'm not a smoke lover, but I still think it's really "delicious". So a must for non-smoky fans too! Everyone should have tried it. This whisky shows how it can work if everything fits!

  2. 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

  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 Connoisseur

    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!


  8. Mik scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

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

  9. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Powerful yet in a way a delicate malt. Takes water well and develops into many facets that want to be explored. Don't leave open for several years as it diminishes over time losing some expressiveness. Overall great malt, the smoke adds an extra layer.

  10. larswehmeier scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    It is a sample from the 2015 bottling vintage.

    A beautifully composed, mature whisky with a wonderfully complex, broken down smoky note.
    • Nose
      Very fine smoke reminiscent of a campfire that has already cooled down. An exciting mix of herbs tingles your nose. Unfortunately, I can only recognize and name oregano and possibly some sage, but there are definitely a few more. After the first sip, it is sweeter and more sherry-toned.
    • Taste
      Light, liquid and pleasantly oily in the mouth. The smoke is short and greasy. Then he makes room for a great sweetie. Pleasantly dry on the palate. The herbs are back too, but less hearty here, more sweet. Reminds a little of anise.
    • Finish
      Long. Fine smoke, spicy herbs, sweet dark chocolate. Comfortably dry.


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