The BenRiach

21 Years Old

ABV 46%
REVIEWED Issue 168
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Brand: The BenRiach, Brown-Forman
Expression: 21 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 21 years old
ABV: 46%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Becky Paskin
Nose: It takes some coaxing but is full of baked red apples and raisins, sticky malt loaf and sponge pudding with warm custard and a gentle, dry oakiness.
Palate: More baked fruit, apple pie with cinnamon ice cream and cocoa powder. Dry spice builds toward the mid-palate along with intensifying fruitiness.
Finish: Caramel-soaked baked apples, though a little dry.
Comment: Big and fruity. An excellent go-to dram for sure.
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: That sweetness as you open a bar of milk and nut chocolate for the first time: cocoa, raisins and toasted hazelnuts. Blood orange zestiness, then it moves to a more musky arena with lemon oil.
Palate: Fruit-forward then all the chocolate sweetness comes flooding in, wrapping the fruits. Cherry Lips sweets, and malty like porridge and honey.
Finish: Big and bold, with all that sweetness warming as it goes.
Comment: Shows great depth and balance between the sweet and wood elements.
Visit the distillery
The BenRiach Company Distillery, Longmorn, Elgin, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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