BenRiach 21-year-old Tawny Port Finish

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
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

€ 147.05

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153 × member ratings

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

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.29 points

  1. peat head scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior


  2. The_Osprey scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    BenRiach 21 Tawny Port Cask Finish (46%). Consumed July 2019. Aroma has some grapey notes, raisins, cherry pit, notes of mixed berry jam, with some custard notes. Taste is vanilla and oak, breathy boozy linger, some jammy berry fruits, certainly very rich, trifle is prominent, oak rises up through everything. Pretty special stuff. Very enjoyable. (3.85/92)

  3. DramTimeDE scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. dominikbraun scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Compact sweet, cherry syrup, orange candy, cocktail cherries, slightly sour notes, buttery, a little spice. Looks younger than he is to the nose.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Different than expected, thin, sour, fruity, spicy, herbs, green tea, chocolate.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Long and tangy with an oak spice that, together with the thin mouthfeel, creates an impression of alcoholic sharpness.

  5. DharmaDrifter scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    A decent whisky but not what I would deem a good price to age to quality ratio. Could have used a little more Port influence. Not overly integrated and harmonious. This was near the end of the bottle.
    • Nose
      Buttery, soft sage, Lemond curd, oakwood, ripe red fruit, dates, a bit musty but not unpleasant, cherry syrup and butterscotch.
    • Taste
      A little quiet, flinty, vanilla, oak, sweets, red fruit, herbaceous with very faint peat in the background, a touch perfumy, thin butterscotch, lemon curd, chocolate raspberries and ginger spice.
    • Finish
      Finishes a bit flat footed and bitter.

  6. dongolzo81 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A typical port (after) ripening in the nose. Great red fruit notes, raspberry, cherry, cranberry. The taste comes through the 21 years, full, spicy, chocolate, with 46% perfectly adjusted. In the finish balanced seasoning, fruits come through again later, here currant in the foreground.
    Not too challenging, delicious!

  7. JimJaws scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Quite a disappointment for a 21 year old. I would not try again.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      82 82

  8. 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.

  9. BehindSpace scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

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

  10. RichardMayston scored this whisky 60 points Expert Senior

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


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