Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Whiskybroker.co.uk (WhB)
Stated Age
12 years old
Refill Hogsh. + 1 Fill Oloroso Hogsh. Finish
Number of bottles
55.4 % Vol.
50 ml 700 ml
Added on
02 Jul 2020 5:34 pm by niskat
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

£ 67.76

2 × in wishlist

43 × member ratings

91 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Benrinnes 2008 WhB

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.83 points

  1. redlightsflash89 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Another dram bottled by whiskybroker for a very fair price. Nothing extraordinary but the price to performance is good.

    Color is quite standard sherry whisky color with a nice gold/red color.

    Alright so let's get to it.
    • Nose
      85 85
      At the start I get a strong vinegar note which has me quite worried but this passes with time and it opens up to dark berries, raisins, plums, dark fermented grapes (so, wine haha), green apples. Nothing extraordinary but quite nice.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Starts very dry, I get plum, cake, dark berries, honey, vanilla, and slight maritime notes this gives way for a clear oak influence.

      Quite tasty but nothing extraordinary
    • Finish
      87 87
      Very tasty quite sweet but also a bit spicy and medium long. Starts with dark berries and ripe plums followed by raisins and dark chocolate/cocoa this then makes room for a clear oak influence and again I get slight salt tastes.

  2. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    After initial problems in his nose he got the curve again, he drinks quite well and for the price it was definitely not a bad buy
    • Nose
      unfortunately a bit rough, floral, sweet, honey, nutty, air helps here, it becomes more pleasant, marzipan, plums, despite the initial sweetness, it comes across as quite dry, over time a little chocolate is added, grape-nut, he gets even better with time, espresso, it is definitely not completely overloaded, but the sherry fits very well and lets the Benrinnes get through, now also some raspberry, slightly effervescent, now not so dry, and always stings the floral through, thereby a little freshness, almost like an ice candy, after the first sip also clear toasted aromas in the nose, Ferrero Rocher, tobacco
    • Taste
      oily, strong start, nutty, roasted aromas, creamy, plums, oak, espresso, fruity, drier at the back
    • Finish
      Nuts, now the fresh and floral note comes through in the mouth, roasted aromas, hanuta, the mouthfeel becomes drier

  3. LittlePeat scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Meh ... Modern sherry style.

    Sherry vinegar, fermented grapes, actually: late German wine. Wood dust. Nothing else at first. Well, yes. In the background two scoops of ice cream: 1x Malaga, 1x walnut. Still further back: some grain. The alcohol is very well integrated, just stings a little.

    Palate & finish:
    The alcohol is extremely well integrated here, which is of course a big plus. Just before watery.
    The whole thing tastes like a malaga and walnut ice cream with a decent dash of whisky and a late vintage wine. Fortunately, the sherry vinegar is no longer there. The wine and walnuts remain in the finish. A little too much discount wine ...

    Conclusion: Well ... I think I'm already getting a headache. Okay, it's not exactly what modern sherry style means. No sulfur-vinegar-spirit mix. There is no sulfur here anyway. But I have the impression that you accidentally took a barrel that was supposed to blind the whisky drinker, then noticed this, rinsed the barrel well and tried to make the best of it.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  5. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Sweet and sour sherry nose. But only superficially, in the background brioche, yeast dough, a little vanilla.
    Then sherry in the mouth, slightly tart, tart oak.
    Finish sweet, sherry, tart oak ...

    A whisky that no longer needs notes. Nice sherry whisky, tasty, replaceable.

  6. joep scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88


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