Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Daily Dram (DD)
Bottling serie
The Nectar of the Daily Drams
Stated Age
20 years old
54.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
15 Sep 2018 7:50 am by Didiervdb
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 390.00

26 × in wishlist

66 × member ratings

52 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Benrinnes 1997 DD

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.30 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur


    This Benrinnes appeared on the market last year, bottled by The Nectar of the Daily Drams, and is already being considered something of a legendary release. Let’s find out what the fuss is all about. The color – as dark as cola – is very exciting.

    Ooh, I have only just put my nose in the glass and know what the fuss is all about, for this is a very intense, sherried nose that leaves nothing whole of the typically soft, fruity character of this Speyside malt. The sherry cask is very dominant, resulting in a dark and sweet nose full of raisins, dates, leather, coffee, motor oil and some earthy notes. It’s almost as if I have put my nose in a recently dumped sherry cask. Cloves, cinnamon and – to much lesser extent – black pepper. Little sherry monster.

    OMG, this is cough syrup on steroids the palate. You can almost chew this. A touch extreme, to be honest. But what a palate! Cooked fruit, beef jerky, cinnamon and chili. Goes from soft to powerful. The spices join the fray. Deep sherry, this is. Midpalate it turns very dry and even a touch medicinal. Medium sherry monster, if you know what I mean.

    The finish is a party. Very long on dark and sweet, but spicy notes.

    Boy, oh, boy! This is by far the most complex Benrinnes I have tried so far, but to be fair: it’s not the malt, it’s the grand and extremely active sherry cask.

  2. pavel whiskytractor scored this whisky 96 points Expert Junior

    Smell - honey, wax, chocolate
    Taste - honey, apple, cognac
    Finish - long and warm

  3. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Very vinous on the nose, cooked fruits, grapes, leather ... all the panoply of a good sherry! Not so expressive as a nose for reflection. Extremely juicy in the mouth. Orange juice !

    Enthusiasm 4/5

    Whisky n ° 1872

  4. wisekycourse scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    DD for an extension of flavors!
    • Nose
      intense fruitiness, earthy scent, strong spices on pepper
      wood in return well soaked
    • Taste
      it is almost like chewing, the fruitiness is cooked and concentrated, it is on the red fruits, a little dried too
      but it stays sweet in the mouth
      the wood comes out, it is he who gives this sensation, we drink chips, the spices calm down a little, we still have soil and a little iodine!
    • Finish
      long, on the fruits always very black and on the wood, there is also a little mold which arrives!

  5. whiskytornado scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  6. MaltNerd scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
      Sweet, sticky syrup with crushed nuts, pieces of leather and candied orange peel. Wax and red fruits. Cherries with chocolate, mint leaf and some spicy herbs. Round and full aroma. I found here as well some old coca cola without bubbles and burnt brown sugar.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Strawberry compote, redcurrant juice, some drop of lemon juice as well. Caramel and chocolate with raisins. Sweet and sour taste.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Sweet red fruits, spices and.... Tannins attack. Unfortunately finish is not pleasant, reminds me of sweet vomit.

  7. matfrl scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. Gere scored this whisky 68 points Expert Senior

    The sherry is too dominant for me I miss the whisky especially the Benrinnes I like very much.
    • Nose
      The nose is full of raisins, dates, spicy. with a long smell comes a bit of rubber and tar notes.
    • Taste
      The alcohol percentage reveals that it does not have to be a sherry but a whisky.
      Delicate deep fruity notes of raisins and cooked plums. (has something of cough syrup)
    • Finish
      Long-lasting seasoning light wood notes, and I remain too much for myself

  9. Calmar scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    An excellent sherry monster balanced by a sulfur-mineral base, well balanced, rich in half tones.
    • Nose
      Restrained, dry, spicy wood, old furniture, furniture lacquer, almonds, burnt jam, caramel, stout, dark chocolate, dried mushrooms, kvass wort, cola, prunes.
    • Taste
      Dense, rich, sweet-woody, metallic acidity, caustic sulfur-mineral notes, burnt match heads, cola, stout, bitter chocolate, caramel, nougat, nuts, orange peel.
    • Finish
      Light, refreshing, caramel, dark beer, metallic acidity, tartness of bark, burnt rusks, coffee, prunes, raisins, dried apricots.

  10. malt_fan_06 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Rich, powerful intense and full of character sherry board, which impressed by its extreme form. Clean barrel.
    Water is difficult, because he loses something in my eyes.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Tarier, intense, dark sherry. Engine oil, leather. Dates, raisins. Intense, powerful and compact. Orange oil. A little cinnamon resonates in the background.

      With water: loses its extreme notes and becomes a classic sherry malt.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Rich, powerful, fat sherry. Oily, fruity, some flint, full power. Start seductively oily-round, to be always spicier. Fruity and nutty notes come to the fore.

      With water: sweeter, rounder, some pickled bag, more fruit, then nutty
    • Finish
      91 91
      Tar, motor oil, leather, ristretto. Very long, carries endless, balanced in its structural side, extremely in the flavors and exciting. Ends with dark chocolate and cocoa.

      With water: flinty with significantly more fruit: apricot jam and orange oil. Less long.


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