Overall rating
90.55/100
votes
36
Whiskybase ID
WB218903
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Morrison Scotch Whisky Distillers (MSWD)
Bottling serie
Càrn Mòr Celebration of the Cask
Vintage
20.04.2000
Bottled
25.07.2022
Calculated age
22 years old
Casktype
Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
303792
Number of bottles
260
Strength
48.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
German selection by Schlumberger
Market
Germany Germany
Added on
08 oct 2022 1:47 pm by FabiDram
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 339.20

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36 × member ratings

54 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Benrinnes 2000 MSWD

6 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.55 points.

  1. ppm scored this whisky 90 points Newbie

    Fantastically fruity and versatile Benrinnes, perfectly balanced. In relation to the price, I think it would probably be 85.5.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Fruit salad! One would almost like to have a 90's Glen Keith in the glass. Yellow and white fruits spring from the snifter, tightly interwoven, luscious and slightly sweet.
      Sherry and spices (worm tubs) slowly join in. Longer nosing reveals caramelized oak and a nice little umami note somewhere between rusty iron, ketchup and black pudding.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Powerful and balanced, initially classic sherry cask notes that never obscure the view of the distillate. Amazing for such maturity and colour.
      Orchard, barbecue, subtle berry fruit and of course sherry notes alternate without overlapping. Beneath all this lies a certain heaviness and oiliness of the distillate and contrasts nicely with the lighter notes on the tip of the tongue.
    • Finish
      90 90
      The BR says goodbye dry and with the smallest trace of spice, the Wormtubs say hello. Again light fruit and umami/spice. A whisky full of contradictions, which is very good for him.

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  3. SalvaFede scored this whisky 92 points Newbie

    I like the red fruits taste on the palate combined with a fantastic nose. Just the finish didn't hit exactly my taste. Quite a long one but too lethery in my first dram. Still a fantastic sherried whisky with a nice balance!

    PS: Never noticed this on a celebration of cask bottle of mswd, but the seal was not fully covering the cork and it was kind of loose (you could turn it around). Anyway there was no smell or other indicators for an unsealed bottle!

    Nose: 94
    Taste: 92
    Finish: 89
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. JoshNRW scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    What is striking: a lot of color and at the same time a lot of viscous syrup. The legs are almost on the edge. I'm curious if that's a good or a bad sign. 22 years of full maturation can quickly be over...
    But they weren't here, the color comes from the cask, but it wasn't a wet cask and the sherry is dominant, but the Benrinnes distillate is still recognizable.

    The nose is perhaps still worth the issue price, but the (still nice) palate then unfortunately falls off a bit and the finish is unfortunately a bit disappointing for the price.
    I think you can get better, definitely more complex malts from 250 euros.

    Between 89 and 90.5 points depending on the mood of the day and preferred taste profile
    • Nose
      92 92
      The nose is a lush, full and voluminous sherry nose, definitely PX, but also clear notes of nut, aged leather, aged wood, dark chocolate, beet syrup and plum jam.
      Very intense, but I don't think that's over it. This is simply an old and mature sherry malt and clearly more of a cigar malt than a delicate, subtle dancer.
      Impressive how intense and yet clean the 48.5 percent look.
      Not particularly complex, but what is there is almost as it's best.
      The longer it stands, the fruitier it becomes and the heavy aromas loosen up a bit.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Full palate with an intense blend of fruit, perfect notes of wood and nuttela.
      Here a bit thinner than the nose and again not particularly complex.
      Coffee beans still come to mind.
      The quality is already there and therefore almost 90 points. Scarce, because the sweet woody note is so clear even for me as a lover of this note that it shouldn't be anymore and not that much happens here overall.
    • Finish
      89 89
      The mouthfeel starts powerfully and also here with a lot of wood.
      Unfortunately, the finish is surprisingly short and only of medium length.

  5. WhiskyMue scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  6. Obynapewno scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    90.5
    • Nose
      92 92
      sweet, currant jam, old leather furniture, a lot of wood, cocoa, something dirty, spices: ginger, pepper, nutmeg, cinnamon, a bit of dry fruit
    • Taste
      91 91
      oily, a lot of dried fruit, mainly figs, raisins and plums, cocoa, currants, generally very sweet with oak and a little skin, chocolate
    • Finish
      91 91
      medium, dried fruit, chocolate, leather, wood, pepper

  7. DawidAC scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

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