Benrinnes 2004 vW

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
van Wees (vW)
Bottling serie
The Ultimate - Cask Strength
Stated Age
14 years old
Number of bottles
57.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
16 may 2019 8:50 am by Tophuis
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 135.00

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28 × member ratings

53 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Benrinnes 2004 vW

6 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 83.68 points.

  1. Dutchdram scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
      Very sweet on the nose with notes of vanilla, honey and custard cakes. Notes of stewed apples and pears are next. Followed by hints of bananas and fruity toffees. At the end hints of sweet oak and sweet malt.
    • Taste
      85 85
      The first thing that comes to mind is a note that makes me think of an apple-honey pancake. The bitterness of a hint of grapefruit. Grainy notes like barley, granola cookies and some almonds. At the end notes of oak, licorice and white pepper.
    • Finish
      81 81
      Medium-long and dry. With hints of oak and a little bit of honey and ginger.

  2. JacobaEd scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      82 82

  3. Lakerfield scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Ooh, this one is sweet. On the nose a big malty core with a basket of fresh fruit like apple, pear, fig, cherry, coconut and orange peel. Then it just oozes sweetness with lots of custard, caramel popcorn, straciatella ice cream and icing sugar. Some notes of lavender, vanilla, honey, beef, balsamic and pencil shaving too. The Benrinnes effect is clearly noticeable.
    In the mouth a bit astringent but powerful. The flavours manage to keep it in balance fortunately. More fruity than the nose with apple cider, pear, blood orange, mango and grapefruit. Again a huge sweetness with custard, licorice, salted caramel, pastry and almond. Then some pepper, lavender and a little smoke that is hiding in the background.
    Finish is quite long! Dry, malty and sweet with caramel, salt and pepper.
    A proper matured Benrinnes with a lot of character. It's a little jumpy and spirit driven but still interesting enough.

    Based on a sample.

  4. Dre73 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A lot of fruitiness, nice and strong, very decent and pleasant whisky.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Fruity, very ripe apples, some overripe banana as well. Raisins, spicy.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Strong, pepper, alcohol pretty prominent, sweet, honey, some peach, caramel and vanilla, full body, some licorice.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Still pretty strong, pepper. Licorice, some peach, ripe apples, wood influence, tooth picks. Middle long finish.

  5. Willum scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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


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