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Notes: 1997 BenRiach 20 yr.


BenRiach 20 Year Old 1997- G&M - 56.7%


Distilled in 1997, one year before the Seagram's stopped the in-house malting and four years before the distillery went silent for a couple years. Billy Walker purchased the distillery in 2003 and got the stills back up and running. By 2013, the floor maltings resumed.

 

Notes: Well defined nose - applesauce, toast (into almost fresh tortillas), pear. Fruit forward on the palate: apple, lemon, oak. Lots of savory spicy, top-notes mid. Structure is active, but patchy - dropping flavor at times.


Score: 6 (Solid) Love the clarity on the notes, but the structure doesn't support the ABV. Straightforward, pleasant pour that plays a touch ragged.


Pour This For: Bourbon fans who enjoy high proof pours.


 

Rating System

10 - Reevaluate The Budget

9 - Stash Two (If Able)

8 - Stash One (At The Right Price)

7 - Highly Recommend It To Strangers

6 - Solid - Above Average

5 - Acceptable For The Situation

4 - Not Vocally Complaining

3 - Anything Else To Drink?

2 - Nothing Nice To Say

1 - Drain Pour

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