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Overall rating
88.92/100
votes
55
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Adelphi (AD)
Bottling serie
Selection
Vintage
2006
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
13 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Oloroso Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
305385
Number of bottles
267
Strength
55.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
10 Aug 2019 1:30 pm by jstep83
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 93.94

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Whisky Reviews for Benrinnes 2006 AD

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.92 points

  1. bvrsky scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Nice Benrinnes with a promising nose of black cherries.
    In the taste is not quite what I’ve expected it to be.
    The finish is nice.
    A bit of water puts this dram in the plain sailin’ mode.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. Jackson05 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Modern sherry bomb. A clean and sherry forward Benrinnes, that is easy drinking for the abv. The meaty Benrinnes spirit is not here, it’s rather light and slightly floral. A big change from past Benrinnes I’ve had. Not a complex malt, but very quaffable. Thanks to my friend Dougaf for the sample!
    • Nose
      86 86
      Juicy wet sherry, leans toward Oloroso dryness. It does have a spirity side as well with grainy vanilla and white pepper. Orange, strawberries and chocolate syrup. Bay leaf and powdered ginger.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Red licorice, juicy, not the typical hefty Benrinnes spirit found, easy drinking for the abv. It definitely has a soda feel to it, Dr Pepper or root beer. It’s a pleasant thing even if slightly artificial.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Sweet and dry at the same time, twizzlers, chocolate syrup,. Spice builds and then fades quickly, that would be white pepper, powdered ginger, clove. It’s all very easy.

  3. dougaf scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Benrinnes, you’re built for things I love. Up until the early 2000’s you were a big meaty style. I wanted to like you, but we never connected the way I hoped. Now we’ve crossed again on the this sherry bomb, but with your newer light floral spirit character. But aged in a first fill (European?) oak sherry cask - I’m excited and anxious all at once.

    This isn’t necessarily a classic massive sherry bomb, regardless of what the whisky colour may have you hoping for. However, this is a classic ‘modern’ sherry cask at its best - devoid of sulphur and complimenting (not completely overpowering) the spirit.

    Easy drinking, and gone too soon.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Fruity. Sugar roasted carrots. Vanilla. A hot cup of earl grey tea with cream. Freshly picked tobacco. Freshly tanned leather.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Lighter mouthfeel. Dates. Diet Root bear. Round for the abv. Fresh chives in butter. Vanilla bean Brûlée.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Sherried. Low sodium bacon. White chocolate covered underripe strawberries in February. medium-long finish.

  4. bvrsky scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Nice Benrinnes with a promising nose of black cherries.
    In the taste is not quite what I’ve expected it to be.
    The finish is nice.
    A bit of water puts this dram in the plain sailin’ mode.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. JNuyts scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  6. jttoft did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Subdued and lacking intensity.
    • Nose
      Lightly sour red fruits, blueberries. Toffee, mint. Overripe honeydew melon. Candle wax. Light tobacco.
      Not the explosion of sherry I was expecting, but it's interesting nonetheless. You have to hunt for the notes a bit.
    • Taste
      Dry Oloroso. Quite acidic actually. Tobacco. Very few fruit notes.
    • Finish
      Milky feel in the finish.
      Overall, I was expecting more. I love Benrinnes, but this style of sherry does it no favours in my opinion.

  7. wataya scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Nice pick!
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. Banzai scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  9. Gurgi72 scored this whisky 95 points Expert Senior

    ????

  10. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

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