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Benrinnes 2000 ED

Overall rating
88.40/100
votes
17
Whiskybase ID
WB179604
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Edition Spirits (ED)
Bottling serie
The First Editions
Vintage
2000
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
20 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Barrel
Casknumber
HL 18212
Number of bottles
243
Strength
49.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L21 0 20/11/57 PB
Added on
23 mar 2021 7:11 am by Astrid
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 105.84

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Whisky Reviews for Benrinnes 2000 ED

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.40 points

  1. JoshNRW scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    I can understand if some find it a bit boring. It is a pure bourbon maturation and many probably find that too unspectacular. I don't feel that way, although this one lacks a bit of the intensity and complexity to hit 90 points. Overall a very nice malt.

    The longer you let it sit, the better it gets.

    A very balanced and round, more than solid whisky.
    • Nose
      The 49% is a bit too much for this glass even after 20 minutes in the blender. In Glencairn, however, the aromas are preserved and the alcohol is wonderful.

      The aromas go in the light-fruity and light direction, medium-ripe apricots, ripe citrus fruits, grape juice without acid; a dry bourbon cask at the back.
    • Taste
      Not too sweet, here also a little more acid and a nice mouthfeel. It reminds me of a not very chilled white wine with peach aromas.

      As in nosing, you can feel the age here, and that's a good thing, because this aroma profile is quickly too sharp with young malts.
    • Finish
      The finish is a bit tart and bitter, but in interaction with the appropriate sweetness it is good and long enough.

  2. JungleDram scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Very interesting nose, over the palate to the finish, however, it cannot quite keep up the tension. However, the impression improves with every sip, 3-4cl and some time are appropriate.
    • Nose
      90 90
      The nose briefly reminds me of the Tomatin 1989 GM (123211).
      It begins with a hint of yellow fruits and exotic fruity notes. It follows
      Freshly planed fir wood, some mint or rather lemon balm, resin and then again more flowery, slightly fruity. It really is like sucking up your nose from the glass in layers.
    • Taste
      89 89
      A bit "thin" with the first sip. On the palate, the fruity notes fade away and the wood dominates. Slightly spicy, but much less concentrated than the nose would suggest. At this point I have to reflect. In addition to a slight bitterness, there is some candied pineapple and the juice of an overripe mango.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Rather short after the first sip, longer and more present with each sip. Slightly bitter, spicy, bitterness continues to increase and dominates towards the end.

  3. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  4. Killswitch scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  5. rolabob scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. StephanB scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. DannyDram scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Caramel, Maltz, Pear, Vanilla, Rhubarb. Good texture, warming, creamy, oily, slightly sweet, full-bodied, balanced, good intensity, medium aftertaste.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

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