- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Single Cask Bottling
- Stated Age
- 20 years old
- Oloroso Sherry Butt
- Number of bottles
- 51.8 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottled for
- Premium Spirits Belgium
- Added on
- 29 Nov 2015 10:18 am by Insomniac
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Whisky Reviews for BenRiach 1995
8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.31 points
- Scratch the 90 points, the Peat could be a bit better involved. All in all a very complex BenRiach, which joins many good to very good 1993 and 1995er.
- Great - a toppaint!
intense sherry; Raisins, oranges, campfire smoke, ginger, oak;
undiluted: full-bodied fruity onset, strong smoke, oranges, bitter chocolate, leather, oak, complex, becoming dry;
long finish with chocolate, smoke, oranges;
- Deserves more praise. Superbly concentrated and integrated. Very evolutive. Simply one of the best sherried peaters in its price range, I'd rather have one of these than a case of 2016 Oogies.
A light sulphury touch (curry, hay, mushrooms) leads to a meaty / forestian explosion with all kinds of venison but not only. Tons of soot, dirty leather, cranberries, pink pepper, forest soil. Very "virile" composition, but fresh mango comes to offset it. Gets then super evolutive, with spices and flowers in dialog : meat marinades, caraway and thyme for the spices, juniper, rosehip and lavender for the flowers. The whole on a dirty barbecue. Amazing.
This is ridiculous. Perfect alcohol integration to begin with. Then more of the same, but that is the best compliment I can think of ! Ultra strong coffee (the almost salty ones) and black chocolate complete juicier sherry markers like kirsch and blood oranges. The forestian peat is there as well : pipe tobacco, soot, leather, beef jerky … this is totally anti-Islay in its peatiness. Huge meatiness once again, and very salty.
Just as forestian as the rest. Mushrooms, soot, dark chocolate … Somewhat earthier, with burnt walnuts, coffee again, oranges and salty liquorice. Only lacks a bit of freshness, but flawless in its delivery.
Peat smoke, sweet, sherry, tobacco, leathery, earthy
Sweet sherry, chocolate, spicy (ginger), lemons, mint
Medium long, spicy, drying
- Nose: Smoked Sherry, Han! Waw, what a nose, by the way! This dry Sherry blend (wood, very dry grapes) and hay smoke works great. Palate: Dry hay, burnt leather, brown sugar. Salty apple, dark chocolate, and old dry wood. Final: Creamy. The smoke rises in the nostrils. Wood dust, and Christmas spices on the end. Verdict: BOOM! I like the peaty / sherry, and this one is very well done.