Overall rating
89.82/100
votes
87
Whiskybase ID
WB198585
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Morrison Scotch Whisky Distillers (MSWD)
Bottling serie
Càrn Mòr Celebration of the Cask
Vintage
24.10.1996
Bottled
24.10.2021
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
962101
Number of bottles
482
Strength
53.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
08 dec 2021 5:51 pm by aryehf
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 386.16

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87 × member ratings

75 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Benrinnes 1996 MSWD

17 users have left 17 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.82 points.

  1. Koning scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    This is a mature and very well balanced sherried Benrinnes, miles away from modern 'engineered' sherry bombs. Recommended, although the high price (around €340) will discourage most people (including me) from purchasing a full bottle.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Hurray, no sherrybomb! The distillery character is still there. I get melons, peaches, mango and a dusty leafiness. Chocolate and vanilla.
    • Taste
      91 91
      A balanced and velvety lush palate. Raisins and peaches, apple pie, marzipan, baking spices and a hint of copper and sulphur. Gorgeous!
    • Finish
      88 88
      Starts rather full, with fine spices, juicy fruits and some flowers. Becomes quite dry and thin after a while, but lingers on.

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  3. Rekve scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. Mortar1703 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Rien scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  6. Monstruo scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  7. Gous scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  8. Luigisim scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  9. migratore scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  10. Blackaudi scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

  11. zzqfyl scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  12. markjedi1 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Caramel & Coffee

    Celebration of the Cask is a series by Carn Mor, the label of Morrison Scotch Whisky Distillers, in which they – as the name suggests – bottle delicious single casks that contain exclusive malts. For example, there is currently a Benrinnes in my glass that was distilled in 1996 and was allowed to rest on a sherry butt for a quarter of a century. Great tan.

    Fresh nose on warm strawberry jam, freshly polished leather, roasted almonds, Reine Claude plums and soft notes of the oak. After a few moments in the glass, milk chocolate and coffee candies are added. This is sweet and very pleasant without the sherry dominating. The soft, fruity DNA of Benrinnes is recognizable and I like that.

    On taste, it goes down the rather the sweet and sour path and changes the fruit to variants of the citrus family. Think pomelo and bergamot, but also pink grapefruit. The herbs go on the exotic tour: paprika, oregano, chili. Chewing tobacco, Christmas bread with raisins. But what a nice balance. The sherry is really not overbearing. Delicious malt.

    The finish continues on the same élan, but ends on a touch of caramel and coffee to end as dry as leather.

    I am very grateful to my buddy Manny for this sample. That was a huge pleasure!

  13. Obynapewno scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
      fresh, sweet, walnuts, orange peel, ripe sherry, oak, some marzipan, toffee
    • Taste
      90 90
      orange peel, ginger, fresh pepper, spices, cinnamon, dried fruit, cherries, sweet, nuts, a bit of tobacco
    • Finish
      88 88
      long, oak, dried fruit, pepper, tobacco

  14. DanishWhiskyGuy scored this whisky 96 points Member Junior

    Some of the sherry whisky I have ever had.

  15. Gregorsky scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    90,5
    • Nose
      90 90
      90,5
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  16. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  17. WhiskyWitold scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  18. Vmarcinv scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Nose - quite fresh, red fruit jam, some leather, exotic wood, almonds, delicately, sweet and pleasant

    Taste - slightly sour raisins, orange peel, Christmas spices, and light tobacco, very mildly without heavy aromas.

    Finish - oak, a little coffee, spice, then sweetness and dried fruit, gently piercing the leather aromas.

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