Overall rating
Single Malt
Adelphi (AD)
Bottling serie
Stated Age
10 years old
Number of bottles
56.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Exclusively bottled for Switzerland
Added on
10 Apr 2020 1:04 am by aspa
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 108.44

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28 × member ratings

77 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Benrinnes 2009 AD

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.00 points

  1. grinface scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Fantastic. A ten year old whisky of this quality is a joy. Of course, it's mainly the cask dominating here But that cask is just stunningly good! Full review (german): https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2020/09/16/drei-von-einer-destille-unabhaengige-benrinnes/

  2. Whiskology scored this whisky 90 points Member Junior

    Nose: some caramel, dark chocolate, tobacco, a bit of natural rubber (but in a good way - it adds an extra dimension and is pleasant unlike artifical rubber) - in other words a lovely ex-oloroso sherry cask. No Sulphur. Adelphi seems to be one of the few indie bottlers around today who can source such high-quality sherry casks.
    Mouth: more dark chocolate, coffee, wood smoke, a hint of citrus peel providing welcome acidity, hazelnut cream, and that natural rubber again (which is again positive, but though somewhat dominant at cask strength, a few drops of water help it regain a rather perfect balance between the sherry, smoky, drying and rubbery notes). The finish is long, on dark chocolate and herbal tea. A fully mature malt, which allows the stunning cask to shine without it becoming too dominant - or being too young with the spirit/alcohol being too rough and harsh. The alcohol is very well integrated. A lovely selection - thanks for bringing this to Switzerland Ullrich!

  3. MY MALTS scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    This Benrinnes is a surprise ...
    A sharp sweet bomb as long as there is no water.
    With water, this Benrinnes becomes unexpectedly smoky ...
    The sweetness remains in the foreground, but yes, the smoky taste is there to stay ...

  4. Gurgi72 scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    Why ist this perfect one Exclusively only bottled for Switzerland ? I'm so sad !

  5. Gurgi72 scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior


  6. Gurgi72 scored this whisky 96 points Expert Senior

    This Adelphi + Benrinnes is nearly PERFEKT
    Big hug to the Swiss-Guy how send me this Dram
    • Nose
      96 96
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      96 96

  7. Dagobert scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

  8. Dagobert scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  9. Whiskybilly scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    This bottling from Adelphi comes from a First Fill Sherry Cask. The color gives a hint ...
    An insider tip and almost a must for sherry lovers!
    • Nose
      The nose would indicate older than 10 years. The alcohol is nicely incorporated and the typical sherry notes are complemented with black chocolate, some fruit compote, oak, old leather and a touch of smoke. It's really fun! I would not tap a Benrinnes in the blind tasting.
    • Taste
      Berry selection, black chocolate again, nice spiciness and slightly dirty sherry of high quality.
      Warming creaminess, slight bitterness complete the whole. I would personally leave out water, it becomes unbalanced and a little sprittig young.
    • Finish
      Spiciness, sherry and a hint of smoke fade away.


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