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BenRiach 1991

Overall rating
89.75/100
votes
4
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask Bottling - Batch 16
Vintage
24.10.1991
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
27 years old
Casktype
Rum Barrel
Casknumber
1865
Number of bottles
194
Strength
50.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
27 Jun 2019 11:47 am by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 327.53

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4 × member ratings

6 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for BenRiach 1991

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.75 points

  1. Prof_Dr_John scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Made as a frustration and despite the high price of 280 euros not regret. However, if you look at the prices, which costs a comparable Glendronach from the new batch 17, the Benriach is already a snapper again. Here Rachel Barrie has chosen a very good barrel. They always blame Benriach for bringing their Wood Finish series to life because they only have sucked out barrels. I also recently read an article in which Billie Walker has admitted errors in this series. However, this barrel here is a whole different league. Exclusively, with only 194 bottles, cask strength and an incredible fruity Benriach gives back every euro. Too bad that the summer is over, I would like to have tasted it on several evenings on my balcony. From me an absolute purchase recommendation. For me as a fan of first fill sherry bottlings with at least 23+ years therefore a very interesting alternative. I'll give him 92 points at the first tasting. What could be done better? Hmmm. Difficult. A few percent by volume would have been acceptable for my personal taste. The finish could be a tick longer. However, you always have to keep in mind that this is a Rumfassreifung that just simply do not have the typical characteristics of a Sherry keg storage. Nonetheless an incredibly great summer whisky.
    • Nose
      93 93
      Yellow gold and oily, the Benriach flows into Nosingglas. Instantly streaks form on the glass wall and an incredible cloud of fruit spreads in my staff room: papaya, pineapple, passion fruit, ripe mangoes, an incredible complex syrupy sweetness! Wow! Tropical fruit cocktail meets here absolutely. Here, the Rumfass has done a good job over the long 27 years. After some time, some "spicier" notes come through. I have the almonds described, also the light chocolate notes. However, this is not the sherry whisky typical dark bittersweet notes, but rather lighter chocolate than a chocolate cake. I do not have the buttermilk, but no matter. The nose is amazing! Something different than the eternal first fill Sherry Oloroso Butts
    • Taste
      92 92
      Wonderfully oily, the Benriach is on the tongue. The alcohol is wonderfully integrated, nothing burns in the 50.3%. The nose continues in the mouth and one believes to sit in the Caribbean on the beach with a fruity Rumcocktail: pineapple, mango, guava, passion fruit, peaches ... the whole fruit basket up and down gives the Benriach ago. Everything harmonizes wonderfully. The alcohol is very well integrated. In places, one does not get the idea to have a whisky in the glass. A Caribbean-Scottish dream
    • Finish
      92 92
      I would say: long! The tropical sweetness is still present in the oral cavity for a long time. I notice, however, that to the sweetish flavors now slightly slightly sour grapefruit and some coconut comes to it. I do not like coconut at all, but this one is so subtle that it hardly attracts attention and it completes the whole thing a bit. There is no trace of the typical sherry bitterness. A light, fruity summer whisky beaming straight to the Caribbean

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