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Overall rating
88.14/100
votes
80
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Adelphi (AD)
Bottling serie
Selection
Vintage
2009
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
10 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Sherry
Casknumber
301814
Number of bottles
589
Strength
55.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
09 Feb 2020 11:48 am by Ed Radour
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 135.41

33 × in wishlist

80 × member ratings

131 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Benrinnes 2009 AD

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.14 points

  1. Kalamadei scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    sulphur alert. Young, not balanced so well

  2. LittlePeat scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Nose: very complex. And first of all - surprisingly - smoky! I feel around 20 ppm. Also: earthy, slightly dusty, dry wood, wet asphalt, pumpernickel, pomegranate, chocolate (bittersweet), aronia berries, rock pear fruits, white currants. So much at once! The alcohol is very well integrated. I would blindly estimate the age twice.

    Palate: Even more smoke (towards charcoal), very lightly sulphurous - and again dry wood, pumpernickel, pomegranate and rock pear fruits (I've never had this in a whisky). Alcohol is also optimally integrated here. I like it incredibly well.

    Finish: very long with charcoal, pomegranate peel, rock pear fruits and a little bit of sulfur (not gunpowder, but sulfur-containing mineral water), which doesn't bother here at all, but is an interesting addition.

    Conclusion: For me, a candidate for the whisky of the year. How it happens that a Benrinnes suddenly becomes smoky can only be speculated. There was also a smoky Cragganmore because Talisker had excess peat malt and this was given to Cragganmore. Perhaps it was here that the main maturation - before the sherry finish - took place in an Ex-Islay or Ex-Ledaig barrel. Definitely a unique and very good bottling!

    94/94/94

  3. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  4. mer1973 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  5. Rien scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  6. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  7. JacobaEd scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  8. ctu scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

  9. wncvirus scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Nose: sharp elements, sulfur, some sweet touches
    Taste: Spicy from the first sip. The sharpness moves towards dryness. Which personally disturbed my reception. I had the feeling that sulfur was there.
    Rating: 86 | 100. Finish quite long and a bit sharp. Certainly not the best benrinnes I've drank

  10. Dris scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

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