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Overall rating
90.15/100
votes
15
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
The Single Malts of Scotland
Vintage
18.10.1995
Bottled
23.09.2017
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Casknumber
9094
Number of bottles
174
Strength
49.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
The Whisky Exchange Exclusive
Added on
16 Mar 2018 8:16 am by Johannes de Silentio
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 109.67

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Whisky Reviews for Benrinnes 1995 ElD

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.15 points

  1. WSP scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Very nice, exotic-fruity nose, great balance and development on the palate, medium-long to long finish.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  2. mosesumike scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    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!
    • Nose
      91 91
      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.
    • Taste
      92 92
      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!
    • Finish
      90 90
      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.

  3. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. St. Pauli scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    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!
    • Nose
      91 91
      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.
    • Taste
      90 90
      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.
    • Finish
      91 91
      Long and complex, with sweetness, acidity and spice. Cinnamon rolls, vanilla custard, rhubarb tartlets, honey and polished oak.

  5. Macheye scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    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.

    https://www.thedramble.com/tastings/benrinnes/benrinnes-1995-20-year-old/
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      Quite long, with dusty spices – particularly pepper.

  6. gerrit de guru scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    With water, the nose flattens a bit, but the taste gets rounder, more an like an old school dram, altough less pronounced.
    • Nose
      Very fruity without being overly sweet. Loads of white cherries. But also castor sugar and hints of chalk, paper, old furniture and burlap.
    • Taste
      Honey, citrus, peach skin. Fresh wood. With water it gets rounder and sweeter. Now some figs, old cloth and even some saline, coastal notes.
    • Finish
      Long.

  7. Johannes de Silentio did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    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.

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