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Overall rating
89.39/100
votes
35
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Speciality Drinks Ltd (SMS)
Bottling serie
The Single Malts of Scotland
Vintage
26.09.1984
Bottled
18.09.2006
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
Sherry Hogsheads
Casknumber
490 + 514
Number of bottles
481
Strength
56.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
18 Nov 2007 9:00 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 193,00

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35 × member ratings

37 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for BenRiach 1984 SMS

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.39 points

  1. Volanne scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A great fat wild sherried peated BenRiach. This is miles away from the 1976 exotic extravaganzas, but highly rewarding, for a very decent price!
    • Nose
      Sweet meaty farmy peat of the wild kind. Fur and demerara. "Sherry aged Port Charlotte?" says one of my dram companion. Could be indeed, but is not :).
    • Taste
      Sweet dark sherried peat of the best kind. Still vivid and not cloying at all. Mouth coating, fat and velvety, with a nice spicy tang. Balance is great.
    • Finish
      Charcoal and demerara sugar.

  2. Mr.Sandwich scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. Mr.Sandwich scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Cost point in 2006 to the 100 euros
    • Nose
      Sweet smoke of medium intensity, brittle, dry sherry and oranges
    • Taste
      Delicious sweet and creamy. Nicely smoky with sherry flavors, mustard and chili. The high ABV brings neat power and gives the whole thing character. The wood is in the background.
    • Finish
      Long, smoky and burning hot

  4. barryfox915 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Colour: Amber-red
    Nose: Very peaty, firm, quite strong sherry nose at the start before the peat
    takes over, floral notes, honey sweetness and eucalyptus. Rich and very intense.
    After a few minutes, notes of tar are perceived. Diluted, the nose becomes
    phenolic, very peated, more floral and fruity (peach).
    Taste: Very spicy and slightly tannic attack, massive peat, floral and fruity
    notes (Lipton peach ice tea), then smoky, on tobacco. Rich and complex. Diluted,
    it is oily and dry at the same time because of the peatiness, quite fruity
    (peach and pink grapefruit) and malty. The finish is long, very peaty, firm,
    smoky and on peach ice tea. Diluted, the finish is peated, long, citric and
    somewhat dry.
    General Impression: A very suprising BenRiach, extremely peated and with a
    lot of punch. Rich and multi-layered. It resembles the heavily peated Broras
    from 1975. A quite extreme whisky.

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  5. Dede scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A superb example of continental peat mixed with sherry.
    • Nose
      Immediately peated (oily smoke), but also pleasantly malty (lager) and marked by citrus (lime). Beautiful animal notes (leather, barbecue sauce) and vegetal (tobacco) bring him a very interesting complexity.
    • Taste
      Powerful right from the attack, but the integration of alcohol is quite sufficient to drink it dry with pleasure. Peat is here powerful, fat, mingling with flavors already detected in the nose (tobacco, leather, lime). And always these malty notes evoking a lager.
    • Finish
      Long, offering a powerful retro-olfaction on the peat and the sweetness of the malt.

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