BenRiach Authenticus Peated 21 Year Old - Discontinued, sadly...
I bought a bottle of this recently. Partly because I’d tried it before and liked it, and partly because it’s been discontinued. The Benriach website says that “the Authenticus 21yo has been discontinued… read more
Benriach 12 Year old - Simple yet pleasant
I once had the misfortune of tasting a 20 year old and vowed never to touch BenRiach again. Luckily I changed my mind and decided to forgive the distillery and uncorked this 12 year old expression. The… read more
Benriach 20 Year old - Playing it safe...
Having already tried the ‘Heart of Speyside,’ the 12, and the 16, it’s only natural that I move on to the 20 year old. True to form, the 20 keeps the core range’s tradition of playing it safe in terms of… read more
Benriach 16 Year old - Solid, but no 'oomph'...
Benriach is an absolutely wonderful independent distillery with an extensive and somewhat experimental range of whiskies. I particularly love their sherry-influenced releases, but what about their core… read more
Benriach 13 Year old Maderensis Madeira Finish - Smoke and Sugar
I bought the BenRiach Maderensis Fumosus because I was looking for a smoky malt with some intense and luxorious sweetness. This didn't quite live up to that, but it ain't too bad. Nose: First comes the… read more
BenRiach 1984 BenRiach 2012 ( 27 Years, K&L Exclusive, Peated PX) - Sherry and peaty goodness
Gift sample from a friend Nose: Oh, very rich. "L" something peat, though the sherry is a little light. The peat is typical tarry bog, and the sherry brings it to a mesquite dry bbq without being overly… read more
BenRiach 12 Year Sherry Matured - From Spice to cream
I bought this bottle for a very reasonable price at a local retailer here in Taiwan. The salesman at the store seemed to endorse it (in an honest way). I had tried the traditional 12 yr old Benriach and… read more
BenRiach 12 year old sherry matured - Warm sugary winter
This is my third BenRiach I've tried. Curiositas and Arumaticus Fumosus were 2 for 2, and I greatly appreciate a deep rich scotch aged in sherry casks, so you can believe I was excited about this BenRiach… read more
BenRiach Single Cask nation 17 yo - Splendid peat
Nose: Peat reek with some tar , which gives way to fruit after the initial heavy aromas are lessened. Apple, banana peel. Vanilla. Palate: Massive peat avalanche with pepper. Starting sweeter then ge… read more
BenRiach Heart of Speyside - Blend-like
There is not much to say about this whisky really. It's very young and not complex. It reminds me of a medium-class blend. I event didn't care to write some TN. It's 12yo brother is so much better.