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Overall rating
88.90/100
votes
12
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Authentic Collection
Vintage
02.1966
Bottled
10.1993
Stated Age
27 years old
Strength
53.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml 750 ml
Bottle code
93/361
Added on
30 May 2011 10:42 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 744.61

3 × in wishlist

12 × member ratings

7 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Benromach 1966 CA

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.90 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    [March, 2019] ...continuing my CGBP-project (The "Cadenhead Green Bottle Period" lasted from late-1990 until mid-1998 and is characterised by its small size white labels). Good old Serge scored this on 91 points and states "big, big whisky!"...

    ...and it is a bold old style Traditional whisky both in the nose and taste but with a somewhat weaker finish. Certainly not suited for modern style whisky lovers but recommended to all that want to discover the old Highland whisky style. I like it.
    • Nose
      91 91
      The colour is deep copper and the nose offers a bold old-style profile with tons of waxy and floral-grassy aromas and some rather unusual notes of metals, machine oils and boot cream. It is a little punchy but the bold flavours compensate this easily. A very impressive nose, and I like it!
    • Taste
      90 90
      The taste is truly old-stylish too, with the same bold flavours on the palate as in the nose (waxy-grassy-boot leathery that are rather austere but I like it in this combo. It gets quite bitter but this is of a rather pleasant bitterness (tobacco, cold ashes). Water releases sweeter aromas in the nose (honeys, fruits) and turns the taste much smoother but flatter too - hence I like to nose this dram reduced to about 43% abv but prefer to drink it neat (using two glasses).
    • Finish
      88 88
      Big oily arrival on the palate but without a sustaining coating effect, unfortunately. The finish is of medium length and adds no new impressions but no distracting moments either except a minor drying feeling towards the end (metals) that is rather pleasant.

  2. ARDBERG scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    sample of old school whisky...
    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

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