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BenRiach 1994

Overall rating
88.06/100
votes
35
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask Bottling
Vintage
11.07.1994
Bottled
04.2013
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Pedro Ximénez Sherry Cask Finish
Casknumber
2993
Number of bottles
298
Strength
51.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Peated
Bottled for
independentspirit.de
Added on
16 Jun 2013 8:05 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 89.00

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Whisky Reviews for BenRiach 1994

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.06 points

  1. Gerrit84 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
      Car tires (as if you walk in like a tirestore) and old leather
    • Taste
      89 89
      Dark berry's combined with nice smoke and again old leather
    • Finish
      88 88
      Sweet cherry aromas, with a slightly peated style

  2. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. GIORGOS scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. Greenkeeper did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Don't know why a comment from Serge on cask 806 should show up here with cask 2993. This is a totally different Expression !

    Besides, as mentioned elsewhere, it seems that Serge doesn't like the exploitation of his articles especially without a link to his website. 

  6. Gloin scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Blind tasting: A very good whisky. The smoke is present but not dominant. The sherry (or port) barrels bring beautiful fruit notes. The clearly perceptible oak suggests a more advanced age. I give the whisky 89 points.
    My first guess about the smell was BenRiach Solstice 17, but on the palate he was not fruity enough for that. A BenRiach could be it anyway, because the smoke is not Islay typical except maybe Bowmore. But for Bowmore he has too much smoke again. The age I estimate at least 15 years.
    • Nose
      The first thing I smell is smoke. Then come sweet red fruits, wild strawberries, spice and caramel in the background from the oak. I like it well and I feel familiar.
    • Taste
      The strong start brings sweet smoke, the whisky tingles on the tongue. Again red fruits are there, but not as sweet as in the nose. The oak is also present again. My guess after the Verriechen confirmed on the palate is not necessarily. The smoke is more of a campfire rather than medical.
    • Finish
      Espresso and dark chocolate, then smoke again and at the very end a hint of caramel or burned sugar; medium to long

  7. DunklerRabe scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    I haven't tried adding water since I only got a small sample but I would think it drowns quite quickly. So be aware of that if you want to dilute it down a bit and only add a few drops.
    • Nose
      Good luck with this one if you get it served for a blind tasting!
      I would have put it straight to Islay. It is extremely close to your favourite, sherry finished whisky from Islay. The peat smoke is properly integrated and blends into the whole array of aromas after a moment and you get the usual PX sherry influence. This is mainly a sweet fruityness, but not too heavy since it is only PX finished. You get some lighter fruits as well.
    • Taste
      Nicely balanced smoke, fruit, alcohol, sweetness and oak influence towards the finish.
    • Finish
      Medium finish, subtle tannin notes stay after the PX sweetness is gone.

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