Overall rating
Single Malt
Meadowside Blending (MBl)
Bottling serie
The Maltman
Stated Age
20 years old
Pedro Ximenez Finish
Number of bottles
53.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
17-6278 257
Added on
22 Oct 2017 8:25 pm by Mischi
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 114.95

5 × in wishlist

23 × member ratings

36 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Benrinnes 1997 MBl

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.00 points

  1. Defeatless scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    but not unloved! I think I should try more of this distillery. This is quite good, but not for beginners. Rather a complex whisky.
    • Nose
      Spicy and a bit dark. Quite some savoury sherry influences. There is wood in the background. With water: Not much of a change, everything tames down a bit, but no remarkable changes.
    • Taste
      Sweet and quite a lot of sherry notes. The spicy notes from the nose are more in the background. A little peppery. With water: Less peppery and a little more sour and spice notes.
    • Finish
      Medium-long length good sherry influences with red fruit and berries all over.
      There is a touch of toffee and wood in the background.
      With water: not much change.

  2. Erik1908 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Over the last few months, I built up a growing interest in Benrinnes. For what I have tasted, there are not too many disappointments. This bottle is also another great edition by this distillery which is not so much known by majority of whisky drinkers.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Lovely delicate sherry influences. Toffee for sure. My score increased by a point after having left it in the glass for some time.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Strong, a bit sharp with a great bite.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Dry and medium-long.

  3. Calmar scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A very vigorous industrial industry, energetic and light, flavored with creamy sweetness, but still a member of the working class.
    • Nose
      Restrained, dry, spicy oak, sulfuric-metallic tones, insecticides, sweet creamy notes - boiled condensed milk, toffee
    • Taste
      Rich, powerful, mineral-insecticidal industrial shades, sulfuric metal acidity, sweet-sour berry notes,
    • Finish
      Spicy, mineral-metallic, oak, plastic, light sweet-cream shades.


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