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Overall rating
84.47/100
votes
356
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

€ 99,90

14 × in wishlist

356 × member ratings

766 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for BenRiach 20-year-old

32 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.47 points

  1. craide scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Exciting nose with great contrasting aromas that the palate and the finish can not quite hold. But PLV speaks for itself. Otherwise great malt.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Exciting nose, vanilla, fruit, sweetness. Discreetly I think to notice Rauch, but it's something else. Nutty aromas with exotic fruits such as pineapple and mango come through. Rounded off by slightly woody, resinous notes. Nice combination and quite differentiable.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Oily, creamy beginning, then it gets a bit spicier and sweeter with more vanilla, here too more fruity and exotic, subtle peppery spiciness, slightly roasted nuts / almonds, which bring a slight bitterness,
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium-long finish, it remains spicy and spicy, slightly bitter espresso notes and the nut flavors.

  2. SmokeyRuhr scored this whisky 87 points Member Junior

    A wonderfully light, fruity and elegant whisky. 20 years, OA and under 100 euros. Almost cheap for now ...
    • Nose
      88 88
      There is no noticeable alcohol at all. Vanilla, apple, pineapple, banana ... A beautiful fruit cocktail that doesn't look artificial. Wonderfully elegant and round. A flatterer.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Sweet fruits and vanilla here too. The flow of saliva is clearly stimulated. As a counterpoint, a fine mild pepper on the tongue. The whisky fills the mouth with a great nutty-fruity taste with the pleasant tingle on the tongue.
    • Finish
      85 85
      The finish is at most medium long, because you can keep the drop in your mouth for a long time. It then goes with the taste of dark chocolate with a rather low cocoa content.

  3. 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

  4. McMoulis scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

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

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

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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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!

  9. 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.

  10. Immerenga scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

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

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