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Overall rating
91.06/100
votes
18
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
26.02.2015
Stated Age
25 years old
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
LJ10229
Added on
18 Jan 2017 1:42 pm by jocmueller
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 214.73

5 × in wishlist

18 × member ratings

66 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for BenRiach Authenticus

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.06 points

  1. Dottore scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Ingenious batch, despite the dilution to 46% extremely voluminous and surprisingly complex. I did not expect in advance that so much to discover here, if you take the time. Fits really wonderful in the winter time, very fruity, very sweet and spicy and never boring. The light pepperiness and subtle bitterness round off the long finish very nicely. An excellent Benriach.

  2. LDB scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Wow. Class. Now it is Christmas. As versatile as I wish for a malt in this price range.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Honey barbecue with mint oil, crusty roast with cranberries and cranberries.
    • Taste
      93 93
      Balanced, highly supple yet fruity-smoked aromas. Rosemary and black pepper complete the honeypot.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Spicy grapes conclude this slightly salty-sweet taste experience.

  3. ezioaudit scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. DarrenHJA scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Better after an hour in the glass, not covered.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. KayMeertens scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
      A cherry and blueberry fruitiness. A mineral kind of peat. Then apricot and honey.
    • Taste
      89 89
      More peat. Apple, blueberry and honey.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Honey, peat, apricot, hazelnut paste and milk chocolate,

  6. Xavierxxf scored this whisky 94 points Newbie

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      96 96
    • Finish
      95 95

  7. Malzbrenner scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    BenRiach, 25 years old, 46% vol. In the smoky version. Since the non-peated was not so convincing, the expectations are somewhat lower, even if the price for this whisky is ~ 200 € in early 2020.
    Is this sum justified? Well it's hard to say but it's a very nice whisky. If you get it on offer, it is a clear purchase candidate.
    • Nose
      91 91
      After a good twenty minutes in the glass and undiluted, a very subtle and reserved smoke note emerges, embedded in red berry aromas, a vanilla note and aromas of sautéed herbs. The alcohol is nicely integrated and the composition of the aromas is harmonious. Fine teak mixes with red groats, custard and a hint of maritime smoke. Very nicely done!
    • Taste
      90 90
      On the palate there are initially sweet herbal notes, toffee, mint. Then sherry and caramel, some pepper and a hint of smoke. The aromas play very well together and everything looks harmonious, round and soft.
    • Finish
      90 90
      The finish is warm and pleasant and changes from sweet espresso to mint and honey. A very nice finish, medium to long.

  8. Dram_Matiker scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    A 25-year-old BenRiach in a glass: great color, great nose, fierce price - but it's worth it. A really great whisky!
    • Nose
      89 89
      Red currants, rhubarb, custard, warm smoke, very subtle and soft on the nose. Some sandalwood and soot in the background.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Sweet, oily, herbal with mint, coffee, sandalwood, slightly vibrating on the palate, nice honey notes, red fruits.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Fruity, soft, minty, subtle smoke character, more like freshly roasted coffee, cream ...
      Long, pleasant finish.

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