BenRiach Authenticus 25 Year

Peated Single Malt

BenRiach // Speyside, Scotland

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    84
  • Avg. Rating

    4.35
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 17 )

Once part of Pernod-Ricard, and more specifically, Chivas Regal, Benriach is now proud of its independence gained in 2008. For this bottling, the label is straightforward and does not try to lie to you: Speyside and Peat. This is what you can expect. The name itself is an homage to a time when peat was common in Speyside before it was replaced by coal or other sources of energy. Authenticus 25 Year is an attempt to rediscover this unique blend of peat and sweetness.

  • age
    25 Year
  • abv
    46.0
  • Peated Single Malt
    100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
  • Cask Type

Tasting Notes

"Peat is the first thing you get from this Benriach and though it’s not aggressive, it somehow hides the other aromas. On the palate the experience is quite different, with lots of sweetness and fruitiness to balance the peat. The overall profile on the mid-palate is ‘Speyside’, while the finish tends to lead back to the peat. The whisky is big and rich and would probably be most welcome at the end of a meal."

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Flavor Profile

Fruity & Vanilla