Overall rating
Single Malt
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Italian Car Series
Stated Age
23 years old
Number of bottles
49.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Italian Car Series No 5
Bottled for
The Single Malt Whisky Shop - Zammel
Added on
12 Apr 2019 4:22 pm by fons verzele
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 139.00

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15 × member ratings

34 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Benrinnes 1995 SV

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.54 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur


    This is already the fifth edition in Jan Vissers’ so-called Italian Car Series. Yes, Jan has a soft spot for Italian race cars. The label sports a so-called ‘Sharknose’, a Ferrari 156 that Belgian racer Willy Meiresse drove to victory in the 1962 Grand Prix of Naples. It’s a single hogshead that was put to sleep on 17th October 1995 and bottled at a cask strength of 49.6% on 27th March 2019.

    The nose is fairly sweet on lots of fruit and just a tad of oak. The skins of apples, vanilla, fresh peach, mandarin, but also pencil shavings, a truckload of honey and a hint of light brown sugar like the one you put on pancakes. It is very waxy. A textbook example of what good Benrinnes should smell like.

    The drinking strength is just perfect! The mouth feel is rich and oily, wonderfully waxy and quite peppery. The cask has done a great job giving this whisky depth. Very summery on white and yellow fruit with some liquorice and camphor. Lovely fruitiness, mind you. This is summer in your glass.

    The finish is just long enough to allow me to run back to my whisky cabinet and pour me another one.

    If there were a Grand Prix for Benrinnes, this one would be on the podium indeed. Top class.

  2. ctu scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Nice concentrated and complex Benrinnes. Spices, fruits, oak. 87/88.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Floral. Yellow fruits, tangerine, waxy apple, vanilla and spicy oak.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Powerful, creamy and oily. Pepper, sweet fruits, honey and spicy oak.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long, spicy, oaky.

  3. Georges scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Fresh, fruity (apples, peaches, tangerines), sweet, honey, vanilla
    • Taste
      Oily, creamy, sweet, fresh, fruity (peaches, apples, pears), sugary, waxy
    • Finish
      Medium long, sweet, fruity, pepper

  4. rpvdwel scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  5. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86


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