Country Scotch Whisky
Distillery/Brand Benriach
Style Single Malt Whisky

BenRiach 20

A Silver Medal winner at the 2006 International Wine and Spirits Competition and a Gold Medal winner at the International Spirits Challenge a year prior, a superb 20 year old single malt from BenRiach.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose Big oaky presence, malt, toffee, a touch of grist.

Palate Fat. Warm honey, floral and malty.

Finish Long, oaky, some caramel.

Winner of 1 spirit awards

Premium - 2013
Malt Maniacs Awards

Allergy information

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Reviews for BenRiach 20 Year Old
Great scotch
Superb Release by Benriach. Nose: Dried fruits, a lot of apricot in there. Some spice and vanilla. Sherried! Tastes of Christmas, sherried cake. If you like Glendronach 18 you will not be disappointed.
Bezimo , United Kingdom
5 years ago
Wow! This single malt punches *way* above its price-range and is an absolute steal for a 20YO of this quality.
BenRiach is one of my absolute favorite distilleries right now!
Long arrival, long finish.
Slightly oily but a fabulous mouthfeel.
Dried fruits, spice, vanilla, and just a bit of smoky cask influence.
James M , United States
7 years ago
Cask Overpowers the original spirit. Slightly oily reflecting possible warm rather than higher temperature in the fermentation. Like most Speysides the cut is probably high giving an estery flavour and aroma from ethyl acetate.
Nose sweet, dried fruit probably an Oloroso cask finish, vanilla and candy reflect American Oak. Slight smoke in the background either low peat contribution or first fill highly charred American Oak yielding 4-vinyl guaiacol. After 45mins airing the sherry cask still dominates, suggesting almost half contribution from Oloroso or long finish in same.
Palate very sweet, spicy from American oak, but dominated by the sherry. Plenty of body.
Finish long, sweet, smokey, spicy
Master of Malt Customer
7 years ago
Great whisky!
I loved the older batches of BenRiach 20yo when they were predominantly bourbon cask matured, but since they changed to a heavier, richer sherry cask style, I love it even more! Rich, sweet, slightly charred/smoky with a nice weight. Perfection!
Master of Malt Customer
7 years ago
Smokey and smooth!!!!
Master of Malt Customer
7 years ago
damn fine
not the best whisky ive tasted but its up there. is quite spirity and has a rum prickle to it but once past that it gets smoother and has a rich molases taste with sherry,prunes and menthol
shaefn , United Kingdom
9 years ago
Not normally a whisky drinker, but received a bottle on retiring, and I must say it is a pleasure to drink, now looking to replace the almost finished bottle.
Alistair M , United Kingdom
9 years ago
Сергей из Украины
Евгений, ваша "нелюбовь" к 20-ке достигла даже этого сайта. А мне виски показался очень даже интересным. Богатый и сложный аромат, главные ноты которого проходят и во вкусе и в послевкусии. В нем открылось многое из того, чего нет ни в 12 ни в 16 летнем BenRiach серии Heart of Speyside
Master of Malt Customer
9 years ago
Not impressed
We did not like your 20 year old whiskey but we preferred the 16 year old. We think maybe we might of got a bad whiskey because we have heard very good reviews of it and we were not impressed. A complimentary bottle would be much appreciated.
Master of Malt Customer
10 years ago
Евгений из Украины
Обычная 12 намного лучше. 20 напоминает смесь 12BenRiach и 12 AnCnoc + 50% спирта. Ожидал большего.
Master of Malt Customer
10 years ago