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Benrinnes 1982 TB

Overall rating
91.03/100
votes
224
Whiskybase ID
WB12708
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Bottlers (TB)
Vintage
11.1982
Bottled
05.2009
Stated Age
26 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
3229
Strength
57.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
27 Dec 2009 1:45 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 481.00

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204 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Benrinnes 1982 TB

46 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.03 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. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Kuba9712 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Smell:

    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.

    Taste:

    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

    Finish:

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

    Score

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

  7. 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

  8. Gerrit84 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  9. Calmar scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Beautiful sherry aroma, complex, deep, rich in halftones, the taste is more mundane, but it is also very good; it is not.
    • Nose
      Open, dry, mass of sherry derivatives - furniture lacquer, spiced wood, stain, lots of raisins, dried apricots, sweet pastry notes - baklava, burnt jam, toffee, cinnamon, burnt caramel, burnt rusks, stout, roasted nuts, coffee, liquorice, the development of making mineral-metal motifs, sulfur, welding spray.
    • Taste
      Rich, calm, spicy oak, raisins, tart notes of bark, roasted nuts, coffee, pointed mineral shades, quite a strong metallic flavor, sulfur tones, burnt match heads, pepper, ginger candied fruits, stout, pu er, the raisins disappeared completely, it was replaced prunes, licorice candy, burnt jam.
    • Finish
      Soft, light, spicy oak with a light metallic acidity, prunes, coffee, liquorice, earthy notes, pu er.

  10. ScotchGuyTO scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    There's a reason this bottle is legendary, the Sherry leads the way, but that malt underneath does nothing but support the nose. Mint and red wine custard... Man I don't even know anymore.
    • Nose
      96 96
      This is massive Sherry on the nose that shows first fill cask notes. Latex and dirty Sherry, sweet Sherry cake and it's basically as dirty as I am... Yeah that might be #TMI
    • Taste
      92 92
      The palate is is greasy and rich, intense sherry cask, red fruits fermented raspberries and intense mint with fruit compote and hints of vanilla ice cream.
    • Finish
      91 91
      The finish is sharp and long, whacking you over the head with meat Sherry, spice cake, sulphur candles and dirty cow barns.

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