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Overall rating
89.35/100
votes
82
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

€ 132,08

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82 × member ratings

152 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Benrinnes 1995 CA

21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.35 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. feeroff scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Fruits on raw land, minerals and shells, coal and wax, burlap and white pepper. Pretty tangible degree, tight and assertive 2223'89

  3. StanM scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    Fruit drum
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. SebasDB scored this whisky 90 points Member Junior

    Fruitbasket. Very nice dram!

  5. DavidH. scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  6. Wtrstrnghlt scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  7. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  8. HammerHead scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  9. gooos scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  10. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Certainly an interesting malt. He did not quite hit my taste. But it was nice to taste it.
    • Nose
      Initially (even after a few minutes) rather mineral / earthy nose paired with garden herbs. Then some mint. After a while, fruits are coming through. But rather go in the direction of citrus fruits. Lemon and orange peel. Still pretty green mirabelle plums. Sawdust. Maybe some honeycomb and tree juice.
    • Taste
      In the mouth a mixture of decent woody spices and some fruit. Peppery and nutty. The mirabelles are now a bit more mature. Then these Haribo ginger lemon fruit gums. Hints of wax.
    • Finish
      Orange peel. Grapefruit. Dry wood.

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