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Benrinnes 2009 AD

Overall rating
88.15/100
votes
102
Whiskybase ID
WB148627
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

€ 138.54

27 × in wishlist

102 × member ratings

150 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Benrinnes 2009 AD

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.15 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. Blacksheep79 scored this whisky 90 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  8. whisk_guy scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    0.5 left
    opened for more than a year
    Glassware: ISO
    Colour: Dark Amber
    • Nose
      91 91
      Intense tobacco and orange, nutty, leather, dark chocolate, maple syrup, ginger bread, hints of iodine, subtle peach, spots of sulphur behind fruitiness in first min
      Fantastic nosing, very complex and balanced
      90-91
    • Taste
      89 89
      Medium major body, very rich dark chocolate and tobacco, coffee, citrus, sherry sweet, light leather, peach touches
      1/10 Sweet
      3/10 Sour
      3/10 Sweet after 30 mins
    • Finish
      89 89
      Tobacco, delicate sherry sweet, leather, spots of peach and herbs
      End with light herbs
      Length: Long (3mins13sec)

  9. JacobaEd scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  10. ctu scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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