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Overall rating
89.40/100
votes
65
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Small Batch
Vintage
1995
Bottled
03.2019
Stated Age
23 years old
Casktype
3x Bourbon Hogsheads
Number of bottles
708
Strength
51.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
23 Mar 2019 4:49 pm by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 120,39

33 × in wishlist

65 × member ratings

123 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Benrinnes 1995 CA

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.40 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    [April, 2019] The new Cadenhead spring release is out and after nosing all drams (which is a great and fair service of the Cadenhead shop, thanx for that!) I decided to buy four different bottles out of this release - among them this one...

    ...which is a truly strange animal and an amazing experience - just like drinking a high proof strawberry yoghurt with nut chips. Sounds crazy? It is! And it is hard to score - for curiosity I go for 90+ points, for purity and tradition it is rather 86- points, o I opt for in-between. And to be honest: I really enjoyed this tasting experience...
    • Nose
      89 89
      The colour is yellow gold and the nose offers a delicate nutty-toffee profile with delicious home-grown fruits and some earthy aromas (garden soil). In addition honey, waxy and old wooden notes (used casks) pop up and later spring floral aromas. This is quite complex and without any flaw, but it is rather unusual too.
    • Taste
      88 88
      The taste is spicy-nutty first and develops interesting (somewhat artifical) fruity flavours over time (cherry, strawberry) - like the fruit supplements in cheap yoghurts. I do not like such yoghurt but in a dram this is an amazing experience (in combination with the nuts and spices). I am not sure if this is to everybody's liking but it is unusual and for sure worth a try. Water releases chalky-mineral aromas in the nose and turns the taste smoother but less interesting, too. I like to have the first dram neat but the second one somewhat reduced to about 43% abv.
    • Finish
      87 87
      The initial mouthfeel is warming and coating with a minor drying moment (cardboards). The finish is long and adds even more of these strange (artifical) fruity flavours and some bitter notes (hops, tannins) which form a compelling profile towards the end. This is a funny dram to explore and quite unusual - I like it for that!

  2. SebasDB scored this whisky 90 points Member Junior

    Fruitbasket. Very nice dram!

  3. Dre73 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Lovely whisky, intense and full of fresh fruity and sweet aroma's and flavours. Very enjoyable dram.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Fruity and sweet, citrus, orange, honey, spicey too, cinnamon. Peach, vanilla. Fresh aroma's.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Strong, pepper, sweet and fruity, orange, pineapple, honey. Very intense, vanilla too, citrus.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Still strong and powerful, pepper, orange, fruity and sweet, pretty long finish.

  4. Steven79 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Rien scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. mema82 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  7. topos did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    • Nose
      Dill, turnip, honey, fresh green chillies (maybe even a hot coconut curry), some lacquer. With water and time, now here are some fruits: banana, and kiwi, indeed, fruit salad (as per the official notes). Not a fruit bomb, rather fruit integrated with spicy aromatic and herbal vegetal notes.
    • Taste
      An explosion of fruits and sweet spices, very full bodied and coating. Gooseberry, oranges, kiwi, ginger. Long finish more on fruit salad notes, with nutmeg. Great balance and integration between cask and spirit.

  8. bakerman scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

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