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BenRiach Four Cask Matured Aged 21 Years Tasting notes and reviews

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BenRiach Four Cask Matured Aged 21 Years

Brand
BenRiach
Expression
Four Cask Matured Aged 21 Years
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
21 years old
Abv
46.00%
Region
Highland
Availability
Worldwide

Rob Allanson

91
Nose
Mossy and leafy, a walk through a forest. Cigar tobacco, marshmallow and ginger spices shortbread. A fruity edge, like blueberry compote. Damp, old books and cotton, a gentle menthol edge, pinecones.
Palate
Mandarin juice, that blueberry compote, then brown toast and honey. A spiced layer, chili mayo and BBQ prawns. Earthy mossy note comes back.
Finish
Surprisingly becomes all sherbet fizz and then runny honey.
Comment
Serious. Separates then knits back together. Sherbet dips in the Cairngorms.

Sam Coyne

89
Nose
Almost Bourbon like on the nose, with wafts of vanilla. A faint stewed red fruit hum loiters with intent in the background.
Palate
Fruit comes first, we're talking berries drizzled in a bit of syrup. This is backed up by vanilla and a smattering of citrus. Intriguing mix of spices, cinnamon, pepper, but becomes vegetal. Nothing particularly stamps any authority.
Finish
A very sweet finish, matched by vanilla.
Comment
Lots going on, but balanced. Something for everybody.
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