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BenRiach 1984 - Peated

Overall rating
90.00/100
votes
39
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask Bottling - Batch 9
Vintage
1984
Bottled
07.2012
Stated Age
27 years old
Casktype
Pedro Ximénez Sherry Cask Finish
Casknumber
1052
Number of bottles
258
Strength
50.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
16 Aug 2012 4:54 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 309,00

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39 × member ratings

36 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for BenRiach 1984 - Peated

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.00 points

  1. alectron scored this whisky 91 points Specialist

    Single dram, some time in 2013... forgotten note...
    • Nose
      Leather & tobacco galore, burnt wood, sweet notes rising over time, coffee, oranges. (92)
    • Taste
      Smoke, oily & menthol w more leather & light herbal notes. (91)
    • Finish
      More leather (90)

  2. MaltMartin scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    An almost perfect combination between peat and sherry. Thanks Falnor for the sample! Your tasting note below is well written.
    • Nose
      Soft peat intermingled with sherry. It even has some sweet-sour farmy notes. Lots of menthol as well. Camphor. Later on some soap.
    • Taste
      Syrupy texture which give a warm mouthfeel. Juicy oakiness. dried fruits of figs and dates. Orange marmelade. Espresso coffee and toffee. Spearmint again or is it pine (haha).
    • Finish
      Long and lingering. Leathery smokiness. Tanininc. Bitter-sweetness. Slightly peppery.

  3. Falnor scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    I expected something wild but it's all complex and very balanced. It will reward you if you try it with other whisky and retry it after some time.
    • Nose
      Very delicate!? No such thing as peat fighting against sherry. Everything has it's own place and is rather quiet.
      Some spice in the beginning, rubber notes but the nice ones! Dry& ripe peach. With other non-peated whisky's around you definitely will get the peat smoke.
    • Taste
      Spices and old dry fruit are the main thing. Think of herbs from your garden, earthly notes, fallen leaves, dry citrus and oranges. Also coffee bonbons and some thick warming smoke.
      It's cask strength, but it feels more like 45% than 50,7% so very drinkable
    • Finish
      Long, dry, gentle smoke.

  4. Zumbar scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    tasted at the whisky lounge Esbjerg 21/2 2014
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. HunterRomario scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    This BenRiach has brought me memories for example on Talisker 1999 DE and Bruichladdich Infinity 3. It is always a component. A fabulous experience, this tasting, I brought a sample from the Whisky Festival 2014 and I'm excited about it.
    • Nose
      The combination of smoked malt and barrels after PX gave us a beautifully full acrid scent. Peat is known, but it is roundly rounded. The most prominent ingredient is heavy fruity, sour fruit, kiwi and over-ripe plums, overgrown gooseberries, and a few moments. (93 b)
    • Taste
      It is also very fruity and fruity in its taste, that is, in the first impression, then the reeds take over the peat, then replaced by a light toasting and finally comes a very long recipe of peat. (91 b)

  6. nhuber scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    nice nose, very smooth in the mouth, nicely balanced, elegant smoke, very long finish, it just doesnt end... hmmm

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