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Benrinnes 1990 DR

Overall rating
82.67/100
votes
5
Whiskybase ID
WB15630
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
A.D. Rattray (DR)
Bottling serie
Individual Cask Bottling
Vintage
05.11.1990
Bottled
11.11.2004
Stated Age
14 years old
Casktype
Oak
Casknumber
6835
Number of bottles
524
Strength
59.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
30 Apr 2010 5:37 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 80.00

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Whisky Reviews for Benrinnes 1990 DR

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.67 points

  1. Mascht scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    basically intense and good, lots of great flavors but the corners and edges are really annoying, much too woody and bad in the direction of chemical cleaners, not my case
    • Nose
      84 84
      a little pungent undiluted, better with water, like crema catalana, dried fruit, a trace of nitro thinner and many flavors from the wake like leather, wax, honey and tobacco
    • Taste
      82 82
      dark-fruity and bitter, again dried fruits and a massive oak flavor, charcoal, a little chemical after oven cleaner and citrus refreshing towels
    • Finish
      81 81
      long, chocolate and a taste of glasses wipes remain

  2. the_muskox scored this whisky 76 points Expert Junior

    This was a weird one, but not without its charms. It was mostly strange to accidentally try taste two very cream-forward whiskies in one night. I think water might have saved it here, it was getting a little all-over-the-place with the weird funkiness. Decent and interesting, but not one I’ll be revisiting.

    Nose: Funky and a bit bizarre. Lots of chalk up front. A friend of mine nosed my glass and mentioned ‘oil pastels’, and I think he’s dead on. Almost gasoline-y. Past the funk are typical Speyside-y notes of lemon, pear, and cereals, as well as mint and some cut grass.
    Aha, some water helped things here. The funk is down a bit, and the grass and light fruit have been amplified. There’s now a sugared grapefruit lurking in there.

    Palate: Medium-heavy body, with a rich and warming feel. The weirdness continues here, with paraffin joining the expected light fruit notes. There’s almost a slight limestone/brine note in here, soon joined by baker’s yeast and some slightly tart white wine. Oak and spices on the back end.
    Water helps here too, mostly cleaning things up and turning it slightly creamy.

    Finish: Medium length. More chalk here, as well as licorice, vanilla, and marshmallow.
    Water had a nice effect here, bringing out some lemon candy, pineapple, and pear, while retaining a slight sour earthy note and some cilantro. There’s also more cream, and a bit of a beefy richness which brings to mind pho of all things.

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