Benrinnes 11-year-old CA

Overall rating
86.30/100
votes
111
Whiskybase ID
WB177617
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Original Collection
Bottled
2021
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
40% PX Sherry 40% Bourbon 20% Rum
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Added on
20 feb 2021 10:35 pm by Luigisim
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

£ 63.94

13 × in wishlist

111 × member ratings

130 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Benrinnes 11-year-old CA

34 users have left 34 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.30 points.

  1. DrOmega scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    Tawny/Old Oak. Clearly present nose with a lot of PX influence but sufficiently balanced and complex. Figs and dates, sweet exotic fruits, marmalade and orangettes, caramel and at the very back something minty. Warming and creamy mouthfeel. Very sweet palette that starts quite lightly at first and then gets heavier towards the back. Lots of sherry and oranges. Simple finish with soft sweet fruit. The nose is very nicely balanced and interesting with something fresh-exotic behind the PX. The palette and aftertaste are pleasantly soft, but not very characterful given the young age

  2. stalker1971 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. Lrandell scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Cheap, drinkable, nothing too mediocre, let me make another choice, I won't buy it
    82

  4. KayMeertens scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Apple, caramel, hazelnut and vanilla. Water adds a touch of coconut.
    • Taste
      Apple, cashew and caramel.
    • Finish
      Cashew, caramel, vanilla and apple.

  5. MaltyMillionaire scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Clear combination of casks. Red fruits, cherries, and grape juice from the sherry. A firm clip and cane sugar from the rum casks. Vanilla and oak from the bourbon. Quite nice. Soft and sweet and deep.
    • Taste
      Sweet arrival. Grape juice, dark cherry, cane sugar, cinnamon, clove, oak, firmness and bitterness.
    • Finish
      Long finish, with billowing sweetness, drying oak, spice, and red fruits.

  6. Banzai scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  7. MaltMonkeyPetro scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  8. PortYouri99 scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Beautiful whisky, sweet, cherry cake, biscuits

  9. geriud scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  10. WantsWhisky scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  11. Steven79 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  12. red71 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  13. Rien scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  14. _Glenseileach_ scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  15. MIke9527 scored this whisky 85 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Jujube cake, some herbs, richer red fruit pulp, the overall smell is pleasant, raisins
    • Taste
      83 83
      The moment the entrance feels too bad. Especially thin. This is a relaxed book, plums. , Fig, um, the part of the rum barrel can also be felt, but the fusion together is a little weird.
    • Finish
      84 84
      The ending rhyme is very short, and the understatement is over.

  16. STL scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  17. dongolzo81 scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    Interesting barrel combination that looks successful on the nose. One should hang the cloak of silence over the rest.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Very sweet nose, it takes a little while before you even recognize "single malt whisky". Wine gum cherries, tropifrutti, candied grapes, Christmas cake. Later also some Maggi herb (PX). The barrel combination is recognizable and coherent somewhere. Will not please everyone, I will.
    • Taste
      63 63
      Different from the nose. A good start for 46%, spices, pepper, fruit remains in the background, chocolate, a little vanilla. The spiciness and flavor unfortunately suffocate the rest of the profile. It's not well balanced.
    • Finish
      72 72
      Now only pepper, which was heated too much and became bitter. At the very back it lays down and releases some vanilla and light fruits.

  18. MrJensen scored this whisky 85 points Member Senior

    A lot of notes form the Sherry and rum. A very pleasant surprise.
    Tasting a sample from Cadenheads in Denmark.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Very strong fragrances, dried fruits, caramel, leather, citrus
    • Taste
      86 86
      salty caramel, plums and raisins
      fills all of the mouth very pleasantly
    • Finish
      85 85
      Oily, bitter sweet and a little sour

  19. Whisky-Fancier scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  20. JacobaEd scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  21. sidqi scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Very clean and sweet.Loads of black currant and black cherry,cane sugar,beeswax,a little minty and leathery.Sherry dominated nose.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Raisin chocolate,dark fruits,cane sugar,lively spices,black chocolate bitterness.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Long and spicy.Black chocolate bitterness,creamy,a little dry and minty.

  22. emptycask scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Purchased for 55 euro's at a local shop, good value for money.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  23. peej84 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  24. dapoinbua scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  25. Martin1965 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

  26. Tophuis scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  27. TheGlengooije scored this whisky 86 points Member Junior

    Interesting whisky due to the small proportion of rum barrels.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Slightly fruity.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Cherries, plums, tea and light oak. Little leather.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Not too long finish.
      Little tropical fruit and a light (coffee) bitter.

  28. RobbievdB scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    If this Benrinnes would be bottled at higher strength it would have been a stunner. My first impression was ‘this is cherry infused rum. Fully agree with Cask88 in his notes; cherries, cane sugar, rum spices, forest fruits and some dried Middle Eastern fruits. Nice whisky at a good PQ ratio.

  29. Cask1988 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    I must say I was rather sceptic about this one but I’m surprised. It’s actually a pleasant t dram.
    • Nose
      Loads of candied red fruits like cherry and plumb initially but with a little hand warmth this dram comes to life. It releases more intensity but also it gets more dynamic. It results in giving more influence of the other cask types. That translates to cane sugar, vanilla, banana candy and mild licorice besides all the sweet sherried flavors that remain present as well. It does give quite some youthfulness but that’s not annoying at 46% I can imagine this would have been when bottled at CS.
    • Taste
      On the palate it seemed to be a little disappointing at first, giving a light body, but right after thinking this it explodes inside the mouth. It gives quite some rum influences here and makes a fine combination with all the red fruits and spicy bourbon side.
    • Finish
      Long. Medium dry sherried influences as well as quite some bourbon influences. Again quite strong cane sugar and vanilla flavors at the end. Over time a beautiful layer of cigar tobacco opens up. I like that a lot!

      Somehow the youthfulness gives it a playful character and with the combination of casks it just works very well. If I knew this I would have grabbed a bottle at it’s release price around €53 in the Netherlands.

  30. Dre73 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Very nice red fruity whisky, the 46% Abv fits very well. Very pleasant.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Fruity, cherries,berries, quite smooth. Blueberry. Green. Later on some more alcohol.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Red fruits, berries,cherries. Some wine gums, cassis. Not very alcoholic. Smooth. Caramel, creamy.
    • Finish
      86 86
      A bit more power now, warming. Red fruits, berries and cherries, wine gums, middle long.

  31. Tomatin1980 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    This bottling proves that a batch composition can produce a very interesting whisky compared to single casks. This is a very versatile malt, in which the influences of the PX and Rum sometimes complement and sometimes counter each other. The balance comes from the bourbon barrels in the barrel. Beautiful scents of forest fruits and honey, with meat gravy in the distance. The taste is nicely full and round but a bit too bitter and rough. The aftertaste pleasantly warming. A nice whisky to play with endlessly.

  32. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  33. Lcluy scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  34. SmiddyMalt scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes from Cadenhead's:

    Nose: Buttered gingerbread, hot Christmas pie, orange marmalade

    Taste: Blackcurrant sweets, red apples, black olives

    Finish: Stewed fruits, candy canes, slight hints of spearmint

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