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Benrinnes 1995 CA

Overall rating
88.34/100
votes
32
Whiskybase ID
WB133006
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Warehouse Tasting
Vintage
1995
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
23 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Bourbon Hogshead
Strength
53.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Market
sc Scotland
Added on
10 Jun 2019 6:28 pm by Fat Bastard!
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 98.00

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Whisky Reviews for Benrinnes 1995 CA

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.34 points

  1. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    I have to say that I like it better on the sofa at home than in the warehouse, with the impressions from now I might have taken a bottle with me. Exactly the kind of bourbon barrel ripening that I like.
    • Nose
      Beautiful fruit basket, exotic fruits, vanilla, a little coconut, passion fruit, the fruit is definitely yellow, so an ex-bourbon barrel ripening must smell, warm oak also comes through, which is no wonder after 23 years in the first-fill barrel , now also slightly bitter aromas, maybe a little grapefruit, of course also sweet, which goes with the fruit, after some time it goes more and more in the woody, spicy direction, a hint of mint
    • Taste
      creamy, fruity, full-bodied, sweet, here too yellow exotic fruit, passion fruit, coconut, light acidity, tart at the back and here too oak, but not as clearly as in the nose, vanilla, with a second sip also a little grapefruit, you can tell the barrel strength hardly, definitely do not need water
    • Finish
      sweet with a slight acidity, still the fruits, more vanilla, becoming more creamy, a little fruit bowl and finally fresher with mint, very pleasant

  2. jttoft did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Very complex old bourbon cask.
    • Nose
      Intense. WB states 1st fill; label just says "hogshead". I believe it's 1st fill. Very sweet. Lots of vanilla and lots of wood. Lemon. Light candle wax. Old school quality to it.
      Fruitiness like strawberries and cream candies.
    • Taste
      Old school. Citrus. Gentle spiciness and deep oakiness. Lots of cask influence here. Intense vanilla.
      Full and delicious. Amazing depth to the flavours.
      A somewhat extreme cask but the complexity is fantastic.
      This is more complex but not as balanced as the 53,4% CA Warehouse.
    • Finish
      Slight impression of vegetables. Lightly bitter from the cask.
      Very complex.

  3. Gaija scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    ["Another brick in the wall" tasting session - n°12] Maybe I should have tried it with water. Neat, it's very biting alcohol-wise on the palate, seriously, it could be better integrated methinks. The very pleasant finish saves it.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Grassy, discrete, a bit of vanilla and un-ripe pineapple (+ grassy side = quite typical of bourbon Benrinnes imho).
    • Taste
      84 84
      Alcohol quite poorly integrated I'd say (but we're already far in the lineup so my tastebuds are not totally reliable), very biting on arrival. Then stabilizes on nice aromas that are again quite typical of bourbon Benrinnes, like acidic green candies allsorts. Some big notes of caraway are there as well, quite pleasant.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Incredibly refreshing and clean, the calm after the storm. Deliciously lemony and pineapple-y.

  4. JNuyts scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    tasted blind
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. Rien scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  6. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  7. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  8. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. mer1973 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  10. Gaija scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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