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Overall rating
87.72/100
votes
28
Whiskybase ID
WB130783
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
The Un-Chillfiltered Collection - Cask Strength
Vintage
17.10.1995
Bottled
25.09.2018
Stated Age
22 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Casknumber
9065
Number of bottles
258
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
The Nectar
Market
be Belgium
Added on
05 May 2019 11:20 am by JSW
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 120.00

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Whisky Reviews for Benrinnes 1995 SV

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.72 points

  1. LDB scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Extremely well-made and beguiling Benrinnes, who one would trust for 25 years. Remarkable!
    • Nose
      89 89
      Tightly interwoven caramel notes, soft, like fudge, with orange marzipan, cream candy, sweet lemon. What a treat!
    • Taste
      88 88
      The aroma of the nose is carried on consistently, with an oiliness that carries and enhances the fruit and confectionery notes. Alcohol barely noticeable. Dense and sweet, with very lightly candied ginger in homemade orange biscuits.
    • Finish
      89 89
      First liquid forest honey, with elderflower syrup, a splash of lemon oil remains. At the very end, a spiciness creeps in that tingles gently and reminds one of a charred barrel, which here perfectly selected creates a harmonious balance between spirit and wood notes.

  2. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  3. STL scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. Totoro scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Very characterful and absolutely worth its money. The soft smokiness lends it a nice, laid-back oldschool vibe.
    Welcomes a splash of water.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Perhaps a bit more creamy, honeyed and integrated, more mellowed by age & cask than the – also very good – sister bottling for The Nectar (WID 104445). Less green notes, more roundness and sweetness. Softer for sure, but almost equally good, I'd say. I keep wondering whether it's a bit smoky – from the previous contents of the cask, perhaps?
    • Taste
      87 87
      I find it more bitter on the palate than the sister bottling, with more oak spice and even a touch of smoke (or cask char?). Nicely fruity, with white melon pulp and pear skins. The tartness and fruitiness in conjunction reminds me of Italian bitter soda or unsweetened rhubarb. Very good, but more austere than other 20+ ex-bc Rinnes bottlings.
    • Finish
      88 88
      White pepper, ginger, marzipan, and white chocolate, with mildly drying / astringent tannins. Definitely a faint smokiness now, almost like (c)old cigarette smoke. A bit weird, but not too disturbing.
      A drop of water smoothes things out, coaxes out some beeswax and transforms the cigarette ash into charcoal and burnt wood.
      87 pts without, 89 with water.

  5. IronChic scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  6. wbarchive_103403 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

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

  7. Jeroen scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    sister cask of (from whiskyfun.com)

    Benrinnes 20 yo 1995/2016 (51.1%, The Single Malts of Scotland, hogshead, cask #9057, 281 bottles) Five stars
    Colour: straw. Nose: woo-hoo! Celeriac, lovage, turnips, carrots, all that stewed in some honey sauce. Fantastic – unusual, but fantastic. With water: many tiny herbs and wild flowers, that’s superb. Woodruff, elderberry flowers, zucchini flowers, holly eau-de-vie, checkerberry… You couldn’t imagine how much I love all those little things… Mouth (neat): really fantastic. A few gummy notes that aren’t absolutely stunning at first, but what happens next is almost perfect. Plasticine, linseed oil, ‘good’ rubber, apple skin, gooseberries and rhubarb… Really a wonderful fully textured spirit – or, if you like, the exact opposite of grain whisky, if you see what I mean. With water: yep. Maltier. Finish: long, on bitter almonds and more edible waxes. Comments: too bad we’re a little late with this baby (but that’s the story of my life as a ‘whisky blogger’. Gee, whisky bloggers…)… Great whisky!
    SGP:562 - 90 points.

    Benrinnes 20 yo 1995/2018 (49.4%, La Maison du Whisky, Artist, hogshead, cask #9063, 279 bottles) Five stars
    Remember they round-up the ages with this series. 10, 15, 20, 25… Indeed, French coquetry. Colour: light gold. Nose: a perfectly polished one this time, all on beeswax, pollen, mead, hazelnut cream, with touches of camphor and eucalyptus, some fresh brioche, and the faintest hints of mocha. A splendid nose. Mouth: amazing, more mineral than most others, more citrusy as well, with a lot of lemon marmalade, curd, lime blossom tea, citrons, perhaps a little seaweed, and the expected candlewax and straight paraffin. This no beat can. Finish: long, totally perfect, with that greasy meatiness that was to be found in these vintages. Tallow and such things. Green pepper in the aftertaste. Comments: a fabulous Benrinnes, with everything in place.
    SGP:452 - 90 points.

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