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Overall rating
84.44/100
votes
341
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
20 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060088790182
Added on
11 Apr 2014 5:42 pm by Bachess

Average value

€ 113,35

15 × in wishlist

341 × member ratings

739 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for BenRiach 20-year-old

30 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.44 points

  1. domani scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Exciting nose, very mild and easily accessible due to the low alcohol content. a balanced whisky with a great PLV - 02/21/2020
    • Nose
      88 88
      Vanilla, local green fruits, gooseberry, star fruit, exotic fruits, pineapple, mango, candied fruits, caramelized sugar, creme brulee, almonds, pinewood, tree resin, light herbal aromas
    • Taste
      87 87
      Spicy-sweet, rich vanilla, fruity-exotic, mild ginger spice, roasted malt, the roasted aromas develop even more, slightly nutty bitterness, with a second sip of licorice and some ice cream
    • Finish
      84 84
      Short

  2. McMoulis scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  3. Eilean a' Cheo scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. Ron Whisky scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
      Nuts, honey, complex
    • Taste
      84 84
      Vanilla, Fruits, Honey, a little higher alc.value would probably be better
    • Finish
      84 84
      midlong, again vanilla

  5. Martin1965 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Honey, vanilla, fruit
    • Taste
      Vanilla, honey, apples, nutty
    • Finish
      medium
      For a 20 year old but rather disappointing - one-dimensional - 88 points

  6. Moses scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    For this price and the age, the PLV is optimal. And if you still value good whisky craft, you have to try it. You can not do anything wrong here. Note: No sherry wonders and a little too little.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Balanced nose with apple Helene and berries with spicy vanilla. You think of smoke, but very far away. Then some herbs in the soup. That's the way to enjoy your nose.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Here happens less than the nose promises. Too bad. But still very balanced sweetness with woody spices and some candied caramel. OK, there are still small oranges with vanilla bars. Everything looks very harmonious. After work malt.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium to long but everything in the bitter direction. But not unpleasant. With peppery spices and still sweetly he says goodbye with his head held high. Good craft!

  7. ctu scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Slightly thin and immatured at age 20. But nice tastes. 84/85.
    • Nose
      84 84
      Sherry, spicy oak, dried fruits and honey.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Citruses, vanilla, spicy oak, caramel and cocoa. Dried fruits.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium length, bittersweet, spicy.

  8. Immerenga scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  9. Immerenga scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      Complex, full, tasty. The nose of this whisky just makes you wish you could swim in it, inhale it all day long. It´s mouth watering
    • Taste
      Even though it only comes at 43%, the taste if quite perfect. This is exactly how a bourbin barrel should taste. So smooth, round, elegant it makes you long for more while still savouring your first sip
    • Finish
      Mouth watering after tase. Such elegance

  10. ColorOutOfSpace scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    mature and lovely nose, classical speyside profile, suggary and creamy, ripe banane, overripe apples, not much (red)fruit in the backround propably due todominant bourbon casks

    initial taste is a bit flat and watery but it develops and repeats the song of the nose (adding some nuttiness), although not as nice/perfect as the nose was

    finish is solid and of medium length, good length for 43%. touch of oak, honeylike aftertaste. first sips are pushing forward to another glass because its tasty and doenst challenge you too much

    a ladys drink and i dont mean that in a bad way.

    excellent price as it was offered for around 65€. still not too expensive at 80€ compared to the prices of other 20yo bottlings.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      87 87

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