Whisky Review: Benriach 1994 Tawny Port 20 Year Old
Benriach 1994 Tawny Port 20 Year Old / 55.6% ABV
This single-cask #1703 Benriach was aged 20 years from a Tawny Port Hogshead, with some amount of additional Tawny Port Finish. It was distilled in 1994, and bottled July 2014; this is bottle #76 of 276.
The label notes suggest:
Gentle red cherries with a crisp citrus kick mellow to toasted red apples and toasted spices.
- Color: mahogany (1.6)
- Nose: dunnage warehouse, cracked leather, cigar smoke, and stewed fruits
- Taste: maraschino cherries, fruits (sliced pear, baked apple), oily strawberries, and pink bubble gum
- Finish: long, maple syrup and sweet wine
This is the second single-cask Benriach I’ve tried, and it’s good — but it’s also missing additional complexity that would set me a point higher.