Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
INK#1 Collection
Stated Age
22 years old
Number of bottles
56.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Le Comptoir Irlandais
fr France
Added on
03 jan 2020 5:26 pm by dguillerm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 165.00

8 × in wishlist

14 × member ratings

23 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Benrinnes 1996 SV

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.25 points

  1. Resistant scored this whisky 91 points Member Junior

    Very malty palate, with an explosion of fruit, peach alongside tangy apple
    All in elegance, honey and gourmet barley go perfectly together ...
    A long, warm and creamy finish.

  2. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    glue, wax, dried cooked fruits, yellow fruits, white fruits, apple, nectarine, a little tart
    malt very present, liquid honey, a buttery side on sweet almond, vanilla; a floral side finally on the scented herbs
    the sweet bitterness of the almond kernel, hot pastry spices, cinnamon, fruit with juice, creamy, sourdough,
    sweet sensation of malt, the still sweet starch is present, the fruits twirl on orchard fruits, apple, ripe pear, a little also on sweet exotic fruits such as pineapple, the bitterness returns less delicate at the end of the mouth
    vanilla, malty, fruity, bitterness in return reduced by the sweetness of the fresh fruits cooked on the fireside.
    simple finish, monolithic, medium in duration

  3. SimonOHA scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Made older than its age, very pleasant to taste.
    • Nose
      Nose on a pretty saline varnish. Buttered yellow fruits. Light wax.
    • Taste
      Very pleasant mouth, waxy, very fruity on yellow fruits and stone fruits. Iodized almond.
    • Finish
      Woody finish, slightly bitter coconut shell, caramelized puff pastry.

  4. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    a salty side, waxy? (Clynelish is not nearby!), A floral return, on the rose petal,
    on the empty glass:
    malty, oaky, mineral, leathery, dusty, sweet bitterness which brings out the sensation of a good old whisky, salt still on the finish.

  5. GAET59 scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Very well done but the nose is a little behind to be able to be a killer.
    Very nice mouth very smooth and round with a nice rather greedy finish with just the right amount of sweet spices.
    Superbly integrated alcohol!

  6. matfrl scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  7. WindBreizheur scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    Need a lot of time to open, let him breath !
    Then, it's a incredible old school whisky ! A bit waxy, grassy, oily ! But it's also a fruit bomb. All of this feelings come from the partial triple distillation Benrinnes was still doing in 1996.
    Balanced, long, explosive, rich. This whisky has a style you don't see often !


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