Just 4,800 bottles of this 21 year old Authenticus are released annually, this Benriach whisky exudes a dark peated power and well balanced sweetness with underlying wood notes. The peated Authenticus range from BenRiach has been released at 21 years old, 25 years old and 30 years old. All three are now discontinued. This 21 year old expression was matured in a combination of ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks. Non-chillfiltered, naturally coloured and bottled at 46%.
Very aromatic. Peaty, a little medicinal. Balancing sherry sweetness, dried fruits, oranges. Resinous.
Chewy, woody, ash. Smouldering embers, good sweetness, black pepper. Aniseed, peat.
Oily delivery, still smoky, but there is a sweet woody quality as it fades.