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Whisky Reviews for Benrinnes 1991 ElD
10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.32 points
- This whisky gave me chickenpox! That isn't quite common to be fair.
Fresh sour fruits, like lime and lemon, but also the smell when you squeeze a orange skin. A tad bitter note in the background.
This is a very nice and rounded nose. Very well layered.
Some oak and a hint of mint in the background.
Good arrival. There is a good mouthfeel. The citrus notes are dominant here. A hint of a bitter note which I cannot name. Less attractive then the nose or finish, but still very good.
Long length. Quite some oak sweetness here. Very well in the finish I must say. The bourbon influence is quite clearly here, but very well made. Loads of caramel and the citrus sweetness is in the background.
- Grapefruit Juice
The Benrinnes distillery, founded in 1829, was sold to Dewar’s and Sons in 1923. This company became part of DCL, precursor to today’s Diageo, in 1925. The Single Malts of Scotland is a label from Elixir Distillers – aka The Whisky Exchange. This Benrinnes matured for 26 long years on a bourbon hogshead that still yielded 165 bottles.
Sweet and sour nose on mostly citrus fruit. Think lemon and grapefruit. Then some apricots before a huge floral note kicks in. Think rosewater. Caramel and ginger lag behind.
Oh, this is nice. Soft arrival yet mouth coating. It even turns somewhat creamy. Grapefruit juice, quinine, honey, red berries, gooseberries, strawberries and beeswax. Very fruit and round. Bittersweet with emphasis on sweet, thanks to a dollop of caramel. Dangerously quaffable.
The finish is medium long and more of the same.
Wonderful, fruity malt that delivers more than the nose promised.
- Especially the nose very fruity, in the taste more sweetness. Very enjoyable dram though.
Very fruity, citrus, lemon, floral, apples, apricot. Full 'nose', strong alcohol.
Soft, smooth yet a full taste and body. Thicky structure, creamy, a little sour as well, lemon. Honey, some berries or light red fruits. Also some sweetness, caramel.
No a bot more powerful, sweet and fruity, some caramel and honey, pretty long.
- The nose is completely convincing. Only the Tikki note on the tongue can be a little irritating.
Serge has picked something up with 90P in my opinion.