- Single Malt
- Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
- Bottling serie
- Caramel, coconut and cinnamon popcorn
- Stated Age
- 17 years old
- 2nd Fill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead
- Number of bottles
- 57.3 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 01 Dec 2017 2:09 pm by Tauti
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Whisky Reviews for Benrinnes 2000 SMWS 36.139
3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.25 points
- Issue price December 2017: 61.50 GBP
Whisky matured in 2nd refill bourbon, transferred into another. Is that simply due to a leaky cask? Some distilleries only use refill casks [from memory, Caol Ila?] Maybe Benrinnes too. What’s the story here?
N: Lovely new-make vibe on coppery barley sugar, icing sugar, Lino polish [Nick], something of a Clairins, odd soft funk and sweet pongy hay.
T: More coppery spirit led action, the cask never obtrusive here. A thin weightiness is established. Curiously it’s neither oily, waxy nor dry. Well, it’s somewhat dry but certainly not tannic. Turns out the story is short and not massively exciting.
F: Takes a while to cream up, concluding with a sweet barley [male-lactose] milky finish.
C: We shouldn’t complain when overall standard quality is so decent & consistent, but I would sacrifice some of the consistency for the odd serendipitous gem or two.
Scores a C+
- CASK No. 36.139
SPICY & SWEETCARAMEL, COCONUT AND CINNAMON POPCORN
The nose neat was all over the place, dusty hay bales, fruit flavoured candy powder and white chocolate cheesecake, finally settling with a bubbly peach Bellini cocktail. The taste neat was like sticky chewy gingerbread toffee, apple wood spice and cardamom panna cotta with honeyed figs. Water released a floral, woody and slightly fresh earthy aroma whilst on the palate now a mix of exotic flavours and spices like caramel, coconut and cinnamon popcorn. After 16 years in an ex-bourbon refill hogshead, we transferred this whisky directly into a 2nd fill custom made hogshead for the remainder of its maturation.