- Single Malt
- Elixir Distillers (ElD)
- Bottling serie
- The Single Malts of Scotland
- Stated Age
- 21 years old
- Number of bottles
- 49.5 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottled for
- The Whisky Exchange Exclusive
- Added on
- 16 Mar 2018 8:16 am by Johannes de Silentio
18 × in wishlist
15 × member ratings
31 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Benrinnes 1995 ElD
7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.15 points
- Very nice, exotic-fruity nose, great balance and development on the palate, medium-long to long finish.
- Here, I found great similarities, that's why I take the same description:
The 19 year old v. Robert Graham (RG) # 9095; The 21 year old v. Elixir Distillers (ElD) # 9094
Both are a very special experience, but I prefer the 19 year old.
For both applies: "Leave time in the glass plus some water" Two very special bottles!
A nose with an aha effect! It does not smell, it smells. The full Bourbon program with incredible elegance. Light and yet peppery. Dry and yet cool freshness. Great fruit notes with dry grass and always slightly floral. This is a Bourbon nose of the upper class. Respect.
Sweet with honey inlaid fruits he launches. Rather slightly sour but full-bodied, it always stays sweet. Wow! The malt and the dry wood form the center of this delicacy. Full-bodied like a fruit dessert he conjures a grin on your face. I love good Bourbon bottles! The 19er is nachgekauft. Point!
Medium to long, it remains spicy and fruity fresh. With a rare feeling of cooling, he lets go slowly. Drying but still spicy, fruity and sweet! An absolute stroke of luck.
- Benrinnes is a weighty malt and can be very sweet and sticky. Give it enough time (probably in refill wood) and it gives you some real gems like this whisky. Fabulous stuff!
Colour: yellow gold
Appearance: thick, slow legs
The nose is quite complex and fragrant. It remembers me of rhubarb, gooseberry, apricot, pear drops, icing sugar, vanilla, bourbon, flowers, pastry, hay, dough and cooling mint.
Full-bodied, weighty and mouthcoating. It's a dram with associations of both sweet and sour. There is a solid malty and oaky backbone (cereal with honey and vanilla yogurt), but then with sweet cooked rhubarb, dried pineapple, pear drops, wood chips, furniture polish and still a nice portion of refreshing mint.
Long and complex, with sweetness, acidity and spice. Cinnamon rolls, vanilla custard, rhubarb tartlets, honey and polished oak.
- This Benrinnes is a bit of a find having missed it first time around – honestly, I’m surprised it’s still available as it’s a high quality drop. There’s a lovely weight to the liquid which makes for a particularly good mouthfeel. When you add in some bright and crisp florals and fruits and a good sense of both age and maturity, you’re onto a real winner. Tasty ex-bourbon maturation done well – recommended.
Bright and fresh with pronounced stone fruits (tinned apricots especially), honey, beeswax and a healthy drop of furniture polish. There’s a mixture of garden-fresh aromas – daffodils, pansies, fresh cotton alongside some greenhouse notes – both fruits and vegetables (oranges and citrus, with carrots). Underpinning is maltiness – toasted cereals with some touches of dried hay. The addition of water really enhances the floralness of this whisky – more cut flowers and touches of herbal tea infusions.
A lovely arrival with some real textural qualities – oily, almost waxy. Gummy bears lead off – sticky and a little saccharine – these quickly transform on the palate into more expansive juicy fruit – oranges and apricots with touches of lemons and limes. Deeper, there is maltiness (more pronounced than on the nose), dusty dunnage floors and some well-judged pepperiness. In the back palate, the fruits gradually sour and bring with them ginger and clove. Reduced, there’s still some texture here – fattiness becomes more syrupy like tinned fruit salad. Alongside, marzipan and oily wood.
Quite long, with dusty spices – particularly pepper.
- With water, the nose flattens a bit, but the taste gets rounder, more an like an old school dram, altough less pronounced.
Very fruity without being overly sweet. Loads of white cherries. But also castor sugar and hints of chalk, paper, old furniture and burlap.
Honey, citrus, peach skin. Fresh wood. With water it gets rounder and sweeter. Now some figs, old cloth and even some saline, coastal notes.
- Becky Paskin of scotchwhisky.com awarded this bottle 94 points: https://scotchwhisky.com/whisky-reviews/new-whiskies/18202/batch-139/
NOSECreamy, sweet vanilla and a ripe fruitiness verging on confectionery – cough candy, rhubarb and custard sweets, sherbet pips. A delicate, dry oakiness adds backbone.
PALATERich and generous in its dried fruit – sultanas, apple chunks, pineapple slivers – while creamy toffee pieces pricked with anise give it a golden rummy quality. A dry, malty dustiness creeps in towards the end before…
FINISH…another blast of rich dried fruits and a herbal zing of menthol.
CONCLUSIONA fat, fruity Benrinnes bottled exclusively for The Whisky Exchange.
RIGHT PLACE, RIGHT TIMEScoffing sweeties as rations on a hike through the jungle.