BenRiach 1994

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask Bottling
Stated Age
20 years old
Oloroso Sherry Butt Finish
Number of bottles
54.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Added on
09 Jan 2015 2:54 pm by Vitamin W lover
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 136.50

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137 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for BenRiach 1994

33 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.44 points

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A really interesting and extraordinary drop! The smoky and greasy elements are a wonderful contrast to the dark and sulphurous sherry flavors. Unusual and extremely tasty, I like it very much!
    • Nose
      Fine peat, with a hint of smoke, dissolves from a dark sherry cloud. The nose looks surprisingly greasy and smoky, burnt logs and a hint of ash come to the fore relatively quickly. An oily sulfur note reminds me a little of rubber and tires, a touch of oily belly fat pulls through the nose. Hints of sweetish dried tobacco leaves are dimmed by dark berries and dark chocolate chips, the slightly sulphurous and oily note dominates the complete nose. old, ripened mountain cheese comes to my mind for a moment before the dark sulfur and sherry aroma "hits" again. Dried orange slices sparkle, then dominate again the sulfurous and slightly musty sherry aroma.
    • Taste
      Dark sherry and oak flavors dominate as expected the first sip. Chubby warm, a subtle hint of sulfur spreads in connection with a slight hint of smoke in the mouth, an initially subtle sharpness is intensified, white pepper continues to heat up the heat. Oily bacon and a hint of dark walnut rests on the tongue for a brief moment until the powerful hotness (this time with chilli) envelops the tongue again. The sulfur note becomes more intense and dirty, again show dark walnuts and dark chocolate. Freshly brewed coffee mixes with a subtle smoky note, the creamy bacon is impressive again. Walnuts and old oranges bring the sherry barrel back to life!
    • Finish
      Oily and creamy bacon and smoky peat rest in the mouth. A slight hint of menthol leaves the sulfur for a moment forgotten, then again slightly smoky and burnt wood tones in combination with walnut and dark sherry notes. The walnuts and spicy oak flavors crystallize more and more to the end of the aftermath, the smoky and slightly burnt flavors are the whole time discreetly in the background. Short flash again the oily bacon and the dark sulfur, then dominate only smoky wood elements.

  2. Segens scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    One of the best noses I had I would probably give it 93 points just on the nose. Incredible complex and I could sniff it forever. The taste is very good but cannot keep the nose but still probably like 91 points so still a killer. I simply like these sherry smoke monsters and this has this salty caramel taste which I also love on ice cream.
    The finish is short and unfortunately too dry for me. It is not killing the dram but if the casks would have been turned into bottles 1 year earlier (don't know how long the Sherry finish took) it would have been better! Still a good 89 points!

  3. checkpointuk scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Amontilado sherry
    Very smoky texture of full fruit and powerful sherry. The smoke is filled with a voluminous wort; Pepper, salt, tobacco, leather, cardboard and a metallic touch of tinplate. Undercurrent soft flavors of chocolate pepper and Schokoladenmus run.
    Spicy, smoky and creamy. Smoke from tobacco with a lot of salty wood and nut, as well as fruity notes with spicy herbs. Espresso, a little vanilla and a lot of dark coal are put together in a pleasant composition.
    Long - lightly woody but still creamy fresh. Vanilla, smoke, orange peel, honey, wet charcoal and notes of coked campfire. Again, very pleasant.
    90 points
    N: 91P / G: 90P / F: 90P

  4. Okto-Bull scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    The BenRiach is full board Oloroso. Dark, heavy, chocolaty. Unfortunately, he is too sharp for me without water. With water he loses extremely.

  5. Donwaldorf scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Rather well done as a whole, it will certainly delight fans of Sherry Bomb Peat. For others, it will take time and tame the many facets of this whisky. This category of Whisky needs to be deepened.
    • Nose
      A very sherry / peaty nose, aging in Olorosso casks is very marked. There is mainly blackberry and raspberry. Behind it develops a sulphurous smoke. There are also notes of barbecue sauce and over time a farm peat and leather.
    • Taste
      The 54.6% are almost not felt, alcohol is perfectly integrated. Farm peat has taken over the beginning of the mouth. Gradually her Sherry side comes back to the fore with woody, spicy notes, there is dark / bitter chocolate, almonds, hazelnuts and a hint of salt. Everything is fat in the mouth.
    • Finish
      Long on farm peat, salt and coffee ... a lot of coffee.

  6. ASWhisky scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    I touch the sky a delicious whisky with beautiful note combinations something to Oloroso lastig
    • Nose
      directly after pouring:
      soft, sherry, barrel, then light blue cheese note
      after exercise:
      the damp slightly gammelige barrel
      walnut shells
      sweet dried plums
    • Taste
      dark caramelized walnuts
      the whisky-moist old wood bittersweet wort mmmh on the palate very clearly the Oloroso
    • Finish
      long and beautiful
      getting a bit bitter
      clearly the Oloroso
      intense finish

  7. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    More peated than oloroso! An earthy peat that masks the slight sweetness of sherry. A note of sulfur, it seems to me.

    Enthusiasm 2/5

  8. elzAberino scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    The color in the glass, the smell in the nose, the taste on the tongue and the finish, here everything is just right. Delicious!
    • Nose
      Sweet and greasy, nice mild peat smoke. Forest honey, mosig, smoldering wood, delicious mushy raisins, full-bodied - this whisky simply has an incredibly good nose, very complex and delicious
    • Taste
      Sure - sherry! Smoke only discreetly present, buttery, oranges, a little peat and bacon, towards the end more with moss, grass, honey. The alcohol with its 54% is very well integrated and makes the drop quite volluminös.
    • Finish
      Sweet raisins, plum jam, again light smoke, is always sweet (again forest honey) with slightly spicy notes. Strong and very long finish, leaves behind some cold ash at the end.

  9. Rom did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    On the nose we have a mixture of coffee, peat and dried fruits. Beautiful thick texture, the mouth is lively and powerful, dominated by coffee, chicory. Long finish on praline and coffee. Very very good whisky, I am quite a customer of the profile.

  10. Ivynor scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Quite heavy and a little alcoholic, but with good hints of sherry behind; To be sedated with water to obtain a good greedy and pleasant rendering.
    87 (without water) 88 (with water)
    • Nose
      Peat fresh and even lively, a little lemon, big farmer's notes and especially in the background a lot of sherry (nuts, coffee, sugar)
    • Taste
      Very lively, a little alcoholic. Creamy texture. This time the sherry wins: "heavy sherry" here. Coffee, hazelnuts, praline, some dark chocolate and cooked plums. The fresh peat is present but gives an impression of very young whisky. Sherry and peat are not very melted in the mouth at first sight but the water is very good and rebalances the duo.
    • Finish
      Rather long, on peat and coffee, and notes of peppermint.


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