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Overall rating
89.34/100
votes
103
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

€ 152,08

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103 × member ratings

162 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Benrinnes 1995 CA

27 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.34 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, so 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. elliottback scored this whisky 91 points Member Junior

    This is a really nice dram, and Cadenhead are really putting out a fantastic product at the price point. I would definitely buy this particular bottle again.
    • Nose
      lemon cake, petrichor, ethanol, some bananas
    • Taste
      citrus fruit tarts, sweet n' sour gummies, oreo cookies, and cut grass
    • Finish
      some of the oak comes through at the end, long, honeyed green tea and vanilla

  6. Dris scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Brinker scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      Nutty, fruity and spicy. Candlelight wax. Honey. Lemon.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Fruity and spicy, before a bit of dry, woody bitterness comes in to play. Lemon and hints of wax. Somewhat artificial.
    • Finish
      80 80
      The bitterness of the wood really comes through in the finish, which is a little unfortunate. Other than that a bit of honey and sweetness is left behind.

  8. Erik1908 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Cadenhead has released some great Benrinnes' over the last years. A 23 year old was also part of the warehouse tasting I did at Cadenhead's back in April this year. That was a different barrel though. Cadenhead in combination with Benrinnes at high age (Over 15 years) is for me a pretty good combination.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Adding some drops of water, and leavings it untouched in the glass a bit longer opens up this whisky. Nice grassy, sweet and fruity aroma's enter the nose. Beautiful. it's like coming home.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Full bodied warm feeling in the mouth. Spicy in combination with tropical fruits, bottled at a perfect abv.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Quite long with a somewhat sharp finish. This gets more mellow when adding drops of water.

  9. Mark-E scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  10. mer1973 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

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