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BenRiach 21 Year Old Temporis


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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

17th May 2019


BenRiach 21 Year Old Temporis
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The Temporis is a peaty version of BenRiach, for which Rachel Barrie selected bourbon barrels, virgin oak, oloroso and PX sherry casks.

The nose is very pleasant on all kinds of citrus fruit (oranges and lemons, mostly), almonds, something metallic and molded wood, wrapped in a soft smokiness. This is very pleasant and much better than the older peaty Benriach like the Curiositas, Aromaticus Fumosus, Heredotus Fumosus, Importanticus Fumosus et all. And the name is much more modest, which I like a lot, but I digress.

It is oily and soft on the palate. Surprisingly sweet on chocolate and dates, caramelized orange peel and barley sugar, but also shows a tiny trace of rubber. That’s a pity, because apart from that, this is truly a lovely peated malt.

The finish is long, smoky and very sweet. The smoke dissipates to make room for more chocolate and brown sugar.

The best of three worlds: bourbon, sherry and peat. Good combo. Around 150 EUR.

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