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Overall rating
88.32/100
votes
28
Whiskybase ID
WB120859
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
The Single Malts of Scotland
Vintage
09.09.1991
Bottled
25.06.2018
Stated Age
26 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Casknumber
509
Number of bottles
165
Strength
49.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
09 Nov 2018 10:35 am by NRS
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 170.77

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28 × member ratings

25 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Benrinnes 1991 ElD

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.32 points

  1. g2ther scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

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

  2. Defeatless scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    This whisky gave me chickenpox! That isn't quite common to be fair.
    • Nose
      91 91
      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.
    • Taste
      89 89
      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.
    • Finish
      90 90
      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.

  3. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    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.

  4. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Dre73 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Especially the nose very fruity, in the taste more sweetness. Very enjoyable dram though.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Very fruity, citrus, lemon, floral, apples, apricot. Full 'nose', strong alcohol.
    • Taste
      87 87
      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.
    • Finish
      88 88
      No a bot more powerful, sweet and fruity, some caramel and honey, pretty long.

  6. Steven79 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  7. JacobaEd scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. rpvdwel scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Whiskybilly scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    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.

  10. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

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