BenRiach 21-year-old Tawny Port Finish

Overall rating
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Wood Finish Series
Stated Age
21 years old
Bourbon Barrels + Tawny Port Casks Finish
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml 700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
26 Jul 2016 11:46 am by Andre Lautensack

Average value

€ 136,53

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100 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for BenRiach 21-year-old Tawny Port Finish

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.00 points

  1. peat head scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior


  2. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    In the nose somehow a lot younger than he is. A sour, fresh nose. In the mouth then not very voluminous. Again sour notes. In addition a sharpness, which acts alcoholic.
    Nope. It's not for me and I do not need it again.

  3. BehindSpace scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  4. RichardMayston scored this whisky 60 points Expert Senior

    Had higher expectations. 
    • Nose
      Faint whispering sherry 
    • Taste
      Orange marmalade ginger
    • Finish
      White pepper 

  5. boy_genius_ck scored this whisky 76 points Connoisseur

    waxy typical Benriach character, light bourbon sweetness, candlewax, salty wine. Ok to drink but I’ve always been disappointed in port cask finished whiskies because it never works, get Kavalan instead

  6. Achany scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Dark fruits, sultanas, some nuts, dried apricots, some herbs, fine oak, alcohol nicley integrated. Very well balanced dram. 
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. Krukron scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    I waited a little longer due to old age ..
    • Nose
      Very fruity, in raspberries and cranberries, wonderful in aroma
    • Taste
      A very strong beginning, a lot of stiffness, aromatic, yet 46% feel a lot .. To me too much, but still playing the first fruit taste, goes straight to the oak.
    • Finish
      Long and not as warm as I expected, a lot of oak, the end is a lot of port and the bourbon is pretty good .. Very good for the end.

  8. maltaholic scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. Thermidor scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    An enjoyable one, but the price doesn't feel right to me.
    • Nose
      The distillate seems to be on the retreat here. Caskwood and wine without any of the sweetness of sherry. Rosé pepper in a Fanta gone flat. Roast beef. The remains of yesterday's dinner on the table maybe? 
    • Taste
      Could be mistaken for an unusually dry oloroso but then again there are these bitter notes of peculiar quality that don't really sit with the profile of that sherry. The body is enjoyably smooth at bottling strength, but with its persistent wine and occasional bits of candied liquorice I wouldn't probably call it Benriach in a blind tasting. In fact I'm not sure what I would call it at all. 
    • Finish
      The finish is too quick. A single malt of this age should be able to do better, but perhaps there is a reason it is finished. 

  10. MM-Speyside scored this whisky 79 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      70 70


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