Overall rating
Single Malt
The Bottlers (TB)
Stated Age
26 years old
Refill Sherry Butt
57.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
27 Dec 2009 1:45 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 448.00

50 × in wishlist

211 × member ratings

195 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Benrinnes 1982 TB

43 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.80 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    [July, 2017]  Just a small sample courtesy of a friend but I have great expectations because of "The Bottlers".  This IB does only a few releases a year (and is somehow inactive the last years) but almost all of its bottlings are great with some real stunners among them.  The Brora, Clynelish and Port Ellen releases are legendary...

    ...no, this is not my kind of dram.  Whoever likes to lick on matchbox sides will surely love this whisky, to me this is another dram from hell (or where do all the sulphurous flavours come from?)...
    • Nose
      88 88
      The colour is tawny and the texture shows no legs at all and late small tears that transform slowly into legs. This promises a great malt! The nose offers a very nutty and slightly herbal sherry profile with some sulphur notes. But these are rather sulphured raisins than the unpleasant burnt sulphur sticks from other casks that are really annoying. Nevertheless I like every dram better without any kind of sulphurous aromas.
    • Taste
      78 78
      The sherry flavours are quite nice but the sulphur kills them all (on my taste buds, obviously others appreciate this very much)...
    • Finish
      75 75
      It arrives in the mouth warming and coating with a drying feeling of cold ashes and... of course, sulphur! Now it is annoying, especially this unpleasant scurfy feeling on tongue and lips. The finish is even more sulphurous and bitter...

  2. ScoutGott scored this whisky 72 points Member Senior

    I do not understand how something can be rated with 90+. Such sulfur influences from the barrel have no place for my taste in good whisky.
    • Nose
      Matches and sulfur. Behind it you can see beautiful sherry gods, many dark fruits. In the nose, still reasonably ok
    • Taste
      Here the sulfur pushes through completely, nothing for me. Smells like a burnt down firework. As if I have a piece of gum in my mouth.
    • Finish
      The matches become more and more intense, the longer you have the drop in the glass.

  3. Corso_theRed scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    After only a few minutes, the dram opens up. This is nothing for a
    sulfur-sensitive nose, however, even then, with a little water and some
    air, you’re in for some beautiful old-school primary aromas. Refill
    sherrybutt? The breadth of aromas testifies to the careful selection of
    casks by the fine men and women from The Bottlers. Having been bottled
    in 2009, the world-wide supply of this Benrinnes is most likely almost
    depleted by now.
    • Nose
      Flinty, pungent dry sherry, and tons of shoe polish – almost smoky, but
      most certainly leathery. After a while, all kinds of red- and dark-berry
      jams appear and introduce a little sweetness on the nose. With water:
      Less flintiness, but now with coffee, dark cocoa, and even more shoe
      leather. Tons of almonds, maybe hazelnuts.
    • Taste
      Spicy-sour arrival, musty oak. The oloroso sherry is now sweetening the
      initial blast of unusual flavors. With water: very balanced interplay
      between sweet and sour oak notes – very pleasant!
    • Finish
      Long. There is hardly any bitterness despite the strong initial oak
      impact on nose and palate. At last, menthol and freshly watered soil.

  4. lincolnimp scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Someone is asking £1000 on the Marketplace, surely that is a misprint, £1000 for this, you would have to be insane to pay that, come on get real.

  5. p4blo scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    An astonishing whisky, not just a typical sherry bomb for sure, the pallette of aromas is breathtaking.
    • Nose
      Dry, dusty, old books with leather covers, tobacco, gunpowder. After a while, more fruity notes appear with plums and grapes. A hint of shoe polish.
    • Taste
      More fruity with fresh grapes, apples, prunes, tons of oak, spices, ever changing and every dram seems to reveal more.
    • Finish
      Long, hints of tobacco, ginger, pepper, oak wood.

  6. m884 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Excellent stuff, super fruity (love fruity whisky!), everything works well together, and that fruity finish... to die for! 
    • Nose
      Tabacco, oak, a bit smoke, a bit oloroso sherry, dry, plum spread, a bit leather, acidity of juicy tabacoo
    • Taste
      sherry, oak, fruity, peaches, a bit smoke, very well rounded
    • Finish
      Sherry, oak, long, warm, strawberry, cherry, FRUITY!

  7. Jeep51 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    A nice example of sherry very powerful (in the mouth), rather dry and intense.
    • Nose
      Fairly light despite the very dark color. There is chocolate, coffee, noble woods, candied fruits and dried (grape, prune)
    • Taste
      Powerful, intense. Wood (very tannic for a whisky), fruits with alcohol (cherry, prunes), fairly melted spices, leather.
    • Finish
      Long on woody notes and tobacco.

  8. Lafroy scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Nose gives the sense of perfection of dark sherry. It makes you cry for more! Notes of glue, sherry, chocolate, fried cherry, horse saddle, leather, fingernail polish, varnish on plane oak boards, dried fruits, grilled plum, sweetness, malted barley, toffee, citrus notes and the Thanksgiving Day.
    • Taste
      Incredibly revolving! It starts with light yoghurt, bitterness, then paint thinner, varnish and cherries in spirit, spiciness, white pepper, hot peppers, bitterness, sourness, power, sweetness, honey and lemon.
    • Finish
      Very long, never ending and mainly hot with hints of pepper, very warming, lightly sour and eventually sweet.

  9. Kuba9712 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior


    An amazing hit of heavy, dry sherry, lots of leather and tobacco, shoe polish, then fruit in the company of dark chocolate, everything is perfectly balanced, alcohol is completely imperceptible, you can feel tea, nuts, in the background we have sour and sulfur notes , it resembles the smell of air after the New Year's fireworks show.


    From the very beginning surprises with incredible complexity, at first some sour sulfur notes, old wet wood, then an explosion of sherry - lots of fruit, chocolate (slightly sweeter than in the smell, nuts, some sulfur, gunpowder, sweet jams, amazing as the range of flavors we can here feel - from sweet, through dry to sour


    Very long, incredibly fruity, a lot of heavy oloroso sherry, still a bit of sulfur and the fruit seems to be fermented


    Incredibly complex, unique whisky, I think that even those who are sensitive to sulfur notes will like it - 92.5 / 100

  10. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Part of a flight this evening. Really enjoyed this one which fit well in it's place in the lineup.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91


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