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Overall rating
88.54/100
votes
83
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice
Vintage
03.1976
Bottled
08.2010
Calculated age
34 years old
Casktype
1st & Refill Sherry Casks
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
New Map Label
Barcode
5020613027299
Added on
23 May 2011 2:56 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 474,93

4 × in wishlist

83 × member ratings

81 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Benrinnes 1976 GM

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.54 points

  1. Corso_theRed scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Since G&M also vatted refill sherry casks into this, the wine is not
    overpowering other interesting flavors. Additionally, the sulfur is
    nowhere near as powerful as in other old sherry monsters I had from
    Benrinnes. Overall a rather vivid dram and extremely drinkable for
    something of this age.
    • Nose
      A beautiful convergence of aromatic oak, coconut, and black forest
      fruits. Very fruit cakey in general with a slight flintiness. Incredibly
      waxy. After a while there are roasted almonds.
    • Taste
      The oak is powerful, but pleasantly sweet. Raisins, stewed plums, maybe
      blackberry marmalade. Heather honey, menthol and licorice.
    • Finish
      Rather long. Well-balanced with sweet undertones of chocolate and more licorice.

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. lincolnimp scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A real easy drinking Benrinnes that does not disappoint
    • Nose
      Notes of tobacco, sherry, plum sauce, raspberry truffle chocolates.

      Great nose.
    • Taste
      Rich sherry, some dark chocolate, a little fudge, rich dark coffee.
    • Finish
      Quite long and very smo0th still on coffee and chocolate

  4. Gloin scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    After the nose was still very lively, the age in the mouth and especially on the finish full advantage. The barrel is very dominant. The whisky is not very accessible and requires attention and time. But he pays back.
    • Nose
      Balsamic vinegar, raisins, stollen, the sour note that makes me think of grape or wine vinegar is very dominant; behind it lies wet wood, for the age of the whisky it seems surprisingly fresh and alive, in the background, however, indicate strong herbs, rosemary, liquorice After a while, it becomes sweeter and the memory of vinegar goes down, the earthy and kräutrigen notes become stronger Very complex, in the end I finally get it: currants
    • Taste
      Soft and sweet onset, then come back tart red fruits and lots of spicy wood, sour cherries, a lot of sherry and I have already mentioned wood
    • Finish
      In the finish, the oak dominates all other impressions, but without an excessive bitterness, despite a certain sweetness, I have to think of dry sherry. The oak stays very long and gets bitter bitter towards the end.

  5. Helgo scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      93 93

  6. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    TASTING NOTE by G&M;

    Colour: Dark amber.

    WITHOUT WATER:

    Nose: Initial Sherry notes, some hints of rum and raisin emerge. A subtle

    vanilla note develops with hints of toasted almonds.

    Palate: Heavy Sherry influences, some nutty overtones. Smooth and mouth

    warming. Fruity - cooked plums and red berries.

    WITH WATER:

    Nose: Fresh with a sweet edge. Sherry notes and hints of charred oak linger.

    Palate: Some aniseed, with a touch of dark chocolate. Smooth with a subtle

    Sherry influence.

    Body: Medium.

    Finish: Long and mellow.

    Cask Type(s): First fill and refill Sherry casks.

    Whisky Style: Robust and sherried.

  7. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    You do not need to say much about it. A really great matured old whisky from the sherry barrel.
    • Nose
      A lot of oak, hard on the edge of the wall, but still just right. The oak is very spicy, but still leaves room for a seductive sweetness from the sherry casks. A lot of sherry, but not such a "in your face" -herry, for example, at Glendronach, much more elegant. The nose is very perfect.
    • Taste
      Strong, also here a lot of oak, a little tart, menthol, a few fruit notes and spices, in the mouth the wood dominates.
    • Finish
      Beautiful sherry notes, dark chocolate, but also dark fruit notes, chestnut honey, menthol.

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