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BenRiach 1994

Overall rating
89.17/100
votes
9
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask Bottling
Vintage
1994
Bottled
10.2013
Stated Age
19 years old
Casktype
Refill Hogshead
Casknumber
1567
Strength
53.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
La Maison du Whisky
Added on
17 Jan 2014 5:59 pm by very_bad_day
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 128,00

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Whisky Reviews for BenRiach 1994

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.17 points

  1. aphex scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Another peated Benriach, another profile, another success.
    • Nose
      Tarry, some honey and vanilla, underwood, some jam too.
    • Taste
      Punchy, spicy, smoky, some herbs and sweetness.
    • Finish
      Long, oily, coating.

  2. Jean-Brice scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    One of the most smoky whiskys worth a visit just in relation to this characteristic
    • Nose
      Peat, smoked fish, barbecue, a little sulfur and sherry
    • Taste
      Ultra smoke
    • Finish
      medium to long

  3. Titi94 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    TASTING NOTE LMDW : Wild, this is the first trait that comes to mind to define this extremely peaty and smoked Benriach. Voluptuous is a second that also summarizes well this intensely fruity and floral version. And if you combine these two facets, you get a single Speyside single malt, rich, concentrated and complex, in which the smallest part of the olfactory and gustatory space is a source of pleasure in its pure state. Profile: oily peat, straw and tar. Citrus, ashes and ripe fruit (pear). Heady flowers (lily, iris, honeysuckle) and fresh walnuts. Fragrances of a burning Havana. Color: intense gold with green hues. Nose: rich, concentrated. Beautifully, the first nose requires that we tame it. In its center, there is an oily peat, straw and tar. A first ring of citrus fruits, ashes and ripe fruit (pear) is wrapped around it. Then, some heady flowers (lily, iris, honeysuckle) and fresh walnuts rub the fragrances of a burning Havana. Palate: ample, complex. If peat is still present, it has become more tender, less austere. It is easily tamed by white flowers (lilac, lily of the valley) and candied citrus fruits. However, as it goes, it brings us back to the hearth of a fireplace. The atmosphere has warmed up while new fruits are appearing (apple, mirabelle, prune). Final: spontaneous. Straightforwardly, it increases the peatiness of the nose and mouth by adding gentian roots, barley germinating, sleet and dark chocolate. Voluptuous, it evokes a tea with cardamom or even a crème brûlée sprinkled with saffron. The retro-olfaction is fruity (pineapple) and herbaceous (cut hay) and the empty glass restores the smoke curls of a great Havana.

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