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Overall rating
83.67/100
votes
3
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Caramel, coconut and cinnamon popcorn
Vintage
31.05.2000
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
17 years old
Casktype
2nd Fill Ex-Bourbon Hogshead
Casknumber
36.139
Number of bottles
282
Strength
57.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
01 Dec 2017 2:09 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 69,10

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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 83.67 points

  1. FernetBranco did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Issue price December 2017: 61.50 GBP

  2. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2017/12/12/smws-december-outturn-2017/

    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+

  3. Tauti did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    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.

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