Benrinnes 1996 DR

Overall rating
88.87/100
votes
33
Whiskybase ID
WB22831
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
A.D. Rattray (DR)
Bottling serie
Individual Cask Bottling
Vintage
10.06.1996
Bottled
27.04.2011
Stated Age
14 years old
Casktype
Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
6463
Number of bottles
281
Strength
56.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
15 jun 2011 6:31 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 300.00

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Whisky reviews for Benrinnes 1996 DR

2 users have left 2 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.87 points.

  1. Connaisseur did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Probably the most intense sherry cask ever produced
    Notes by A.D: Rattray
    • Nose
      Treacle toffee, toasted chestnuts.
    • Taste
      Thick, unctuous, marzipan, overdone Xmas pudding

  2. alectron scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    interesting,
    a great nose, but the bitterness, not necessarily overly woody, is too
    over the top for me to find it pleasant especially in the finish.
    Although there are some very nice notes behind the wall of bitterness.

    Transferring previous Note (2012.01.26) content into a Tasting Note
    • Nose
      very juicy / thick. heavy sherry,  fresh dark plums, red wine,marzipan,
      cereals o, smoke/burnt wood o/-, a wet sand/swamp/mineral note in the
      back, also a bit of candle wax/parrafin as well as tree gum  (92)
    • Taste
      sherry, 
      some fruits (plums & dark but sour cherries), wet cereals/porridge,
      wholemeal bread o, strangely intense but interesting bitterness setting
      in (wood & grape stalks/seeds ?, plus a splash of motor oil...or
      coal dust ? strange) (86)
    • Finish
      bitterness
      increasing even further, juicy sherry, dried raisins & plums, mouth
      coating, but with a dusty/yeasty touch while maintaining the heavy
      dried fruit/sherry note (72)
      Later: extreme wood bitterness gets a
      bit more tame, now more of woody sherry/red-wine astringency  ( than
      dried fruits ) with some raw tobacco leaves thrown in. (79)
      Much
      later (2hrs+): bitterness has finally take a step back, now the thick
      sherry & dried fruits are dominating, plus some butterfudge notes
      and chocolate next to the sweet maltyness. Also, a slight copper note.
      But altogeether very nice now, but not that much depth to it which was
      hinted at before (behind the bitterness) (87)

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