Whisky Focus - BenRiach Temporis 21 Year Old Peated Review

BenRiach Temporis 21 Year Old Peated Review

26th June 2018
BenRiach release Temporis, a peated 21 year old expression which has BenRiach's signature sweet, fruit-laden style.

BenRiach Temporis 21 Year Old PeatedBenRiach has announced the release of a peaty new addition to its range, The BenRiach Temporis 21 Year Old Peated.

Similar to the existing unpeated BenRiach 21 Year Old, which was only just released in December last year, the new BenRiach Temporis 21 year old is an eclectic mix of four casks. In the case of the Temporis, which incidentally means "time" in Latin, the four cask types are Bourbon barrels, virgin oak, Pedro Ximenez sherry and Oloroso sherry casks.

Given the choice of casks and the fact that the Temporis is a peated whisky, the new expression which is the creative work of BenRiach Master Blender Rachel Barrie is sure to extend BenRiach's reputation for producing rich and interesting single malts and it should make a very interesting head to head comparison with the existing unpeated BenRiach 21 year old.

Announcing the release of BenRiach Temporis 21 Year Old Peated, Master Blender Rachel Barrie, said: "This four cask matured and peated combination produces a superbly balanced malt, retaining BenRiach’s signature sweet, fruit-laden style and peated tradition. Its smooth, creamy peat flavour builds to uncover roasted orchard fruits and eucalyptus, then tropical pineapple and star anise appear, lingering into a sweet and smoky finish."

The BenRiach Temporis 21 Year Old Peated has been bottled at 46% ABV, non chill-filtered, natural in colour it will be available worldwide with a RRP of £135. You will find it available from specialist online whisky shops such as The Whisky Exchange and Master of Malt

BenRiach Temporis 21 Year Old Review

William Morrison's Tasting Notes:

Nose: Mild candied pear and a little sweet raisins, vanilla laced with some lovely sweet peat and gentle oak spice.

Taste: Sweet creamy honey and vanilla laced with delicious peat smoke are followed by tangy zesty tropical fruits and a hint of liquorice tinged treacle toffee.

Finish: The fruit fades first, bittering out leaving a touch of liquorice and mildly drying oak spice.

Comment: A deliciously enjoyable balance of BenRiach peat smoke, oak and a lovely sherry contribution. I did very much enjoy the unpeated BenRiach 21 but now having tasted this new peated Temporis expression it would be hard to over look it and confirms that BenRiach is at its very best served peated.

SMW Score 93/100

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