Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Single Cask Seasons - Spring 2020
Calculated age
15 years old
Sherry Butt Finish
Number of bottles
49.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Kirsch Whisky Import
Added on
05 jun 2020 1:54 pm by Andre Lautensack
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 79.71

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40 × member ratings

94 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Benrinnes 2005 SV

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.63 points

  1. whiskyleaksulm scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      The first nose is really dominated by fresh aromas, apples and pears, with cereal notes, some malt and a distinct sweetness. If you give the nose time to let the liveliness fade away, there are notes of fine sherry and some spice. Crazy how the finish is noticeable here and presents both worlds almost in parallel.

      The apple freshness remains in the nose even after long periods of enjoyment. Somehow exciting.
    • Taste
      87 87
      In terms of taste, it is immediately more intense and deeper. I still have fruit on the palate, but the sherry is much more present with raisins and compote. This is followed by a suitable powerful wort, which can feel a little dryness. The alcohol content is well chosen, has enough power to develop and stress the tongue a little.
    • Finish
      86 86
      The finish is so fine for me, you can feel a nice woody, spicy finish, the sherry dominates here a little again. You can feel a slight dryness here too.

  2. markjedi1 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur


    The Single Cask Seasons is a special series by Signatory Vintage. This is their ‘spring 2020’ release, a 15 years old Benrinnes that was finished on a sherry butt. It was bottled especially for the German company Kirsch Import.

    Pleasant nose on apples, pears, raisins and blackberries, even though the delicious fruit is immediately overpowered by an equally tasty smell of pastry. Croissants and apricot pie, fresh from the bakery on Sunday morning. Frangipane as well. This is quite nice.

    Relatively light body. The malt now leaves the pastry behind and offers mostly sultanas, apple sauce and baked pears. The whole is surprisingly piquant. Think black pepper and some liquorice. Becomes somewhat drying from the second sip forward. The sherry is quite noticeable without dominating. Good balance.

    The tannins shine through in the medium long finish, giving it more of a drying effect. But it remains supple and sweet enough to please.

    Lovely spring whisky indeed. Thanks, Bart.

  3. claymore84 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Tasted on 05-01-2021 in Zons.

  4. CIB914 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
      Teak, dark fruits, honey, apple, vanilla, malt, sweet and fresh
      peppery on the nose
      The sherry dominates
    • Taste
      88 88
      dark dried fruits, woody, oak, nutty with hazelnut and almond, caramel, vanilla, orange, raisins
      Here, too, the sherry dominates
    • Finish
      86 86
      Medium-long dry and slightly sweet finish

  5. Daniel Hohleweg scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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


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