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Overall rating
86.80/100
votes
22
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
James Eadie (JE)
Bottling serie
Sherry Cask Finish
Vintage
08.06.2009
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
1st Fill PX Sherry Hogshead Finish
Casknumber
354550
Number of bottles
338
Strength
56.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
26 Sep 2020 8:28 pm by drummer & timmer
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 92.96

7 × in wishlist

22 × member ratings

29 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Benrinnes 2009 JE

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.80 points

  1. LittlePeat scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Nose: plum and black cherry jam, chocolate, slightly dusty, men's perfume with a hint of tea, marjoram, marinated dill. New leather too, but just a little. Some clove spice. Krautwickel in the background, I've never had that before. Funky.

    It's nice that the herbaceous Benrinnes shines through despite the dark sherry. The longer in the glass, the more. Overall, a very complex and pleasant nose.

    Palate: quince jam with too much sugar, clove spices, tea cabbage, some wood. Really viscous and very sweet, the bit of wood sets a counterpoint. Maybe a little too smooth and a little too sweet, but I think it's very nice that the distillery character also comes through on the palate.

    Finish: short to medium long. Clean feeling. Quince jam with a dash of red wine. Slightly herbaceous. Warming, but never alcoholic. A little flat though.

    Conclusion: really, really good, very tasty and pleasant to drink, viscous, but not "heavy". The alcohol is extremely well integrated. But there is not enough wood here for my taste, and the finish is too short.

    Edit: The empty glass smells like walnut.
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. Steviebee scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  3. aksm_be scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  4. Hvdree scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. Rien scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

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