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04. Nov 2008 at 11:25
 
BenRiach 1994 - 14 years - Cask 1652 - Peated, Madeira finish - Exclusive for Finland
Anybody some have this bottle too sale or have a sample of it.
My finnish is too bad too write in finnish.
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Reply #1 - 04. Nov 2008 at 11:42
 
jussika wrote on 04. Nov 2008 at 11:25:
BenRiach 1994 - 14 years - Cask 1652 - Peated, Madeira finish - Exclusive for Finland
Anybody some have this bottle too sale or have a sample of it.
My finnish is too bad too write in finnish.
regrads Jussi :-[


I think it should be available or orderable (if that even is a real word...) from Alko from Nov 10th. So hopefully in a week or so I can post some comments/tasting notes of it here.
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Reply #2 - 04. Nov 2008 at 13:18
 
Thanks Pere Smiley !
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Reply #3 - 12. Nov 2008 at 19:41
 
Got my bottles today and had of course to test it right away :)

Benriach 14yo 57,5% peated, madeira hhd 1652, bottle 7/329, 1994 / sep 2008, for Finland
nose: sweet spices, fruity, smoke, at first a little bit of grass, peat, some oak, exotic fruits, vanilla
taste: powerful smoke, sweet, some oak, spices, roasted, peat, sweet fruits, adding water makes it dryer
finish: at first even a hint of soot, rosted, peat, smoke, sweet spices, salt, a little bit of wood
Powerful, delicious sweet-smoky -combination, adding water makes the smoke dryer and brings even some pepper out.

And for comparison I tried last year's version and standard 21yo Authenticus:

Benriach 13yo 56,1% peated, port hhd 4017, bottle 150/240, 1994 / aug 2007, for Finland
nose: fruity, peat, citrus, some, a little bit of exotic fruits, a hint of honey, nut
tast: smoky, some wood, salt, sometimes a bit dry, spices, peat, not so fruity, a little bit of rubber, some menthol like freshness
finish: smoke, spices, fruity sweetness, wood tar, salt
Quite complex and well balanced, even thou a bit on the light side when compared to the 14yo, especially on the nose.

Benriach 21yo 46% Authenticus
nose: citrussy,  some smoke, salt, fruity, a little bit of grass, butterscotch
taste: dryer smoke, salt, fruity, quite a lot of citrus, spices, malt
finish: dryish smoke, fruity, spicy, malt, some wood, anyways on the fresh side
Naturally gets battered by the more powerful 13yo and 14yo, but is actually quite pleasantly fruity. Smoke is a bit on the dry side and at lest today citrus was maybe even a bit too overpowering on the taste and the nose.
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Reply #4 - 12. Nov 2008 at 22:10
 
Great notes Pere, thanks! I just got 2 bottles of this latest release bottled exclusively for Finland.

I wonder how much does the Authenticus vary from batch to batch? Some years ago (I think it was 2006 and the bottling either 2005 or 2006 batch) I opened a bottle and quite enjoyed it - the nose was not unreminiscent of warm-smoked salmon (!!), and the taste was dry, but heftily peaty and smoky.
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Reply #5 - 15. Nov 2008 at 17:39
 
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Thanks for the tasting notes,i wonder how much it costs in Finland.
I have friend going too Helsinki next week.So i can giv him some money too bye me one bottle. terve Jussi
PS that´s what i can wrigth in finnish DS
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Reply #6 - 15. Nov 2008 at 18:21
 
Apparently the price is approximately 70 euros. My brother just picked one up for me from the flagship Alko in Arkadia today. Unfortunately I won't get it before Christmas when I come home for the holidays. But at least I'll get one! There were 4 bottles left on the shelf after mine was picked up.
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Reply #7 - 21. Nov 2008 at 17:48
 
Hi folks!
My friend get a bottle too me today in helsinki.Delivery on tuesday. Grin
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Reply #8 - 30. Nov 2008 at 18:19
 
I'm going to send one more of these bottles to a friend in Northern Sweden soon as well.

Jussika, did you ever get the Douglas Laing & Co. Port Ellen specially bottled for Finland? A few went to Sweden, unfortunately some who got it thought it was a DL Platinum bottling and were initially disappointed as it was "only" an Old Malt Cask bottling. Still, a very good sherry-Port Ellen I think, bottled at 50%.
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Reply #9 - 01. Dec 2008 at 22:46
 
JaRiMi wrote on 30. Nov 2008 at 18:19:
I'm going to send one more of these bottles to a friend in Northern Sweden soon as well.

Jussika, did you ever get the Douglas Laing & Co. Port Ellen specially bottled for Finland? A few went to Sweden, unfortunately some who got it thought it was a DL Platinum bottling and were initially disappointed as it was "only" an Old Malt Cask bottling. Still, a very good sherry-Port Ellen I think, bottled at 50%.

Hallo JaRiMi!
No i dont have get a bottle of DL specailly for finland but had gladly taken one   Smiley.Jussi
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