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Benrinnes 15-year-old

Overall rating
84.44/100
votes
149
Whiskybase ID
WB246
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Flora & Fauna
Bottled
2006
Stated Age
15 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5000281024370
Added on
12 Aug 2007 3:22 pm

Average value

€ 61.99

27 × in wishlist

149 × member ratings

304 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Benrinnes 15-year-old

30 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.44 points

  1. MrDvorak scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    RATING: 86pts – |83 – 86 (B) → Good| — Not a “must”, but a nice-to-have.
    • Nose
      86 86
      The nose is oily and pretty sulfuric with notes of orange peel, fried pies, fried cabbage and dusty old books.
    • Taste
      87 87
      The taste is pretty soft but rather volumiouns with hints of mocha, orange peel again, toffee and white pepper.
    • Finish
      86 86
      The finish is medium-long and pretty dry with touches of cereals, honey bakery followed by nice fruitiness.

  2. wbarchive_875995 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Sulfuric orange peel with fried pies, fried cabbage, old books and bitter chocolate.

    RATING: 86pts - [n21,t21,f23,b21] → |86-89: Remarkable|

  3. hans1971 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The nose is really to clean, great mouthfeel, behind me a bit too woody, but not unpleasant. Nice whisky.
    • Nose
      90 90
      incredibly fruity, creamy, with marzipan, fully ripe red fruit, overall noticeable sherry influence, some oak, milk chocolate, overall it makes a sweet impression, very supple, pleasant
    • Taste
      88 88
      also creamy in the mouth, sweet, red ripe fruit, raisins, also here clearly oak, some leather, espresso, nice mouthfeel, drinking strength fits
    • Finish
      86 86
      it gets more and more bitter, here the oak grows more and more, it gets woody, the many wood awakens strong smoke associations, grape skin, on the palate still slightly sweet

  5. fgg scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. fgg scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nice dram, especially if you sell it at its price.
    • Nose
      Red fruit. Slightly musty, but not disturbing. Also sweet tropical fruits, banana. Also some raisins. Toffee. Herbs. Complex nose.
    • Taste
      Beautiful rich taste of different fruits, the nose is confirmed.
    • Finish
      Medium. Something creamy.

  7. kikkerneve scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. hs305 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    [July, 2007]  Together with friends I finished this bottle that I bought for 54 Euro in Juny, 2012.

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 87,5.  My notes state a rich and bold sherry profile with a creamy mouthfeel that is very sippable. By the way, no sulphur in this batch.

  9. squaadgras scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  10. recursiewhisky scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    A nice whisky with some good aromas and depth af flavour. The taste is a bit watery and thin. If it was bottled at a higher abbreviation and as an all natural expresion it would have much more oomph and a stronger character.

    All in all a nice enough dram.

    http://www.worldwhisky.nl/review-368-benrinnes-15-year/
    • Nose
      A fresh, sweet, subtle and yet complex whisky with aromas of dry sherry, dried stone fruits, sultanas, cinnamon, toffee, cocoa, hint of roasted coffee beans, new leather, slightly sour, candied lemon, currants, sweet clove, vanilla, honey, hay, grass, oak, nuts (almonds?), grapes, nutmeg and a faint hint of smoke.
    • Taste
      A seductive, soft, rich and sweet whisky with aromas of sweet sherry, chocolate, mocha, orange, toffee, cinnamon, floral tones, hay, dry tannins, hint of banana, butterscotch, rum, vanilla, dried fruits, ginger, white pepper, honey, hay, saw-dust, spices and oak.
    • Finish
      A medium long and drying finish with aromas of red fruits, malt, cereals, soft honey tone, bitter tannins, chocolate, subtle spices, some dried fruits and oak.

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