Review #551. Benriach Single Cask 4300 20yr Peated Sherried

Review #551 | /r/Scotch Review #196 – Benriach 20yr Single Cask #4300 – Heavily Peated, PX Finished

The Schtick: This is a single cask from Benriach. It is 20 years old, bottled at cask strength and heavily peated while also being sherry matured.


Distiller: BenRiach

Bottler: BenRiach

ABV: 51.7% ABV

Age: 20 Years

Cask: 4300

Source: Sample


Nose: Big, moist, peat slap. Earthy bandaids, jammy fruits like raspberry, fig and date. Ash, cocoa, syrupy sweetness.

Taste: Thick, rich, no heat. Sherry is really prominent and is blended with pretty great complexity in with the peat. Raspberry, strawberry and cherry preserve is sticky sweet in with the peat – blends just right. Ashy, dry, earthy peat in the backend.

Finish: Long, earthy and peaty. Almost meaty. Faint fruits on the departure.

Overall: Woo baby, this was great. I think I might have really gone bonkers if this was peated and port finished but this was no slouch. Really impressive dram for sure.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 8

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Decoded:

1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.

5 | Good | Good, just fine.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Perfect | Perfect


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