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Benriach The Twenty One

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  • Distiller:

    Benriach

  • Bottler:

    Benriach

  • ABV:

    46%

  • Age:

    21 Years

  • Price:
    $$$$$
  • Intro:

    Distilled by Benriach and aged for 21 years in a variety of bourbon, sherry, red wine and port casks, this new release lives in their old and rare collection of hyper aged bottlings.

  • Nose:

    Fragrant, fruit forward with a stone and earth element that works nicely. Jammy fruit, sweet peach and apricot, a nice malt character and some light ash.

  • Taste:

    Moderate mouthfeel - a bit thinner than hoped, but quite complex. Some ash, slate, a bit of earth. Sweet malt forward profile with lovely stewed fruits like currant, cherry, peach, date and fig. Lightest smoke character adds more complexity yet.

  • Finish:

    Gentle, complex finish with a bit more smoke taking that sweet, jammy edge off. Impressively long lasting.

  • Overall:

    Really quite a release from Benriach - The Twenty One is an exercise in gentle balance and complexity: a dram worth sitting and savoring and discovering new flavors. It's not some brash, powerful, flavor beast - and that's alright.

  • Score:

    7

  • By t8ke
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