Benriach 1984
22 Year Old

70cl / 53.2%
  • Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
  • Speciality Drinks Ltd
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Another of our heavily-peated cask-strength Benriachs, this is the product of a single Hogshead which yielded less than 200 bottles. Smoky with prominent cereal notes and great depth.
Speciality Drinks Ltd
Single Malts of Scotland
22 Year Old
Bottling Date
Sep 2007
No of Bottles
Cask Number
Chill Filtered

Benriach 1984 Reviews

Tasting Notes

  • Tasting Notes by Dr Whisky

    Mmm, sweet and creamy but full of smoke. Peaches, yogurt, vanilla icing, raw chicken, carrot cake, and even a sour note like grapefruits or hard kiwis. With time, some raw fish or pickled cauliflower. Smoke and matches are in the conversation of flavour, but the juicy sweetness is speaking with the loudest voice.

    Bam! Big impact that is sweet, burnt, and peaty. Honey, spice, pepper, charred bacon fat, citrus, wood toothpick that you have had in your mouth for too long. A bit of a coffee flavour in there as the finish of peat, brown toast, and marmalade linger. Bacon crisps and beef jerky flavours as well. It goes on...


    Um... total complete sweet peat treat. Delicious.

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  • Tasting Notes from Whiskyfun (Serge Valentin)

    Colour: pale gold.

    Nose: ah, yes, this one comes from the now legendary heavily peaty batches it seems. Peat, hot butter and pepper, plus toasted bread, charcoal, matchsticks and hints of smoked bacon. Really straightforward, very classy. Trademark notes of grapefruits and tangerines coming through after a while, as well as a slight farminess (wet hay) and faint whiffs of mercurochrome. A bit ‘rigid’ but it’s the kind of rigidity we like (no hidden meanings of course).

    Mouth: excellent, nervous attack on a honey, caramel and ‘peppery peat’ combo that’s rather unusual, even on Islay methinks (except, maybe, in some Lagavulins). Develops on crystallised lemon zests and marmalade, with an impressive ‘smooth bitterness’. Notes of strong herbs liqueur and even a little tar.

    Finish: obviously long, maybe a little smoother now, leaving a pleasant sensation of cleanliness – but the peat fires back at the aftertaste. This is very good. SGP:438 – 91 points.

  • Tasting Notes by Tim F

    Nose:  Maritime - tarry rope, seaspray, cod-liver oil, kippers, crispy bacon (Razzles?) with demerara, mocha and toffee-apple notes in the background.  Some nuttiness also evident.

    Palate:  Rich, with big peat evident from the outset, alongside leathery, fishy flavours and coalsmoke, soot, pepper, chilli, cloves.  Resembles a Lagavulin or Laphroaig rather than a Bowmore or Bunnahabhain.  Some tarry & maritime notes from the nose come through mid-way and the honeyed malt backdrop is always discernible amid the peaty cacophony.

    Finish:  Extremely long, with the rich sweet peat sinking into the tastebuds.  Very more-ish.

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