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Benrinnes 15-year-old

Overall rating
84.88/100
votes
429
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Flora & Fauna
Stated Age
15 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
11 Dec 2011 10:25 pm

Average value

€ 65,59

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429 × member ratings

1112 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Benrinnes 15-year-old

34 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.88 points

  1. Dris scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
      deep sherry, rich dried fruits, maple syrup, figs, chocolate
    • Taste
      85 85
      raisin, fruity sherry notes, prunes, mellow spiciness,
    • Finish
      85 85
      leathery, spicy, oloroso sherry, honey, toffee

  2. ahroeen scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Leather, oak, raisins, chocolate. Quite delicate, but meaty. Deep and complex. Don't believe for a second that this is a sherry monster; it's no such ting, it's a quiet, relaxing whisky.

  3. MM-Speyside scored this whisky 61 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      55 55
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      45 45

  4. Ivynor scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Tested version of 2019
    • Nose
      85 85
      Good sherry nose, greedy, with lots of chocolate, coffee, plum, cereals and caramel.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Sweet mouth, easy, quite sherry, with nuts, caramel, mocha, dark chocolate and spices. Creamy texture.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Medium finish, diluted, with a persistence of nuts, pepper, coffee and marked wood.

  5. Whisky.Hedonist.MY scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. Blindbob scored this whisky 78 points Expert Junior

    I came to this distillery bottling after trying a younger independent bottling from the Douglas Laing Provenance range. This is spoiled by the fact that it is chill filtered, coloured and only bottled at 43% which is reflected in my poor score. Personally I'd stay with the independent bottlings.
    • Nose
      78 78
      Spirit, Marzipan, Caramel, Chocolate.
    • Taste
      78 78
      Toffee, Burnt Caramel.
    • Finish
      79 79
      Medium. coffee, sour notes. Liquorice.

  7. Calmar scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A very pleasant sherry molt with a slope in raisin-tropical motifs elegantly underlined with prickly and caustic sulfur-mineral tones, the aroma sags a little, the flavor / finish in development is enriched with coffee and chocolate undertones with a light tobacco blend.
    • Nose
      Restrained, moist, sweet notes of dried fruit - raisins, prunes, dried apricots; light sulfur-mineral tones - burnt matches, gunpowder, rotten leaves; spicy wood, hookah tobacco, dried apples, butterscotch, boiled condensed milk.
    • Taste
      Dense, soft, more oak, bark astringency, sweet dried fruit shades with a predominance of raisins, a little pepper, prickly mineral notes, sulfur, metallic acidity.
    • Finish
      Spicy, warming, raisins, oak, creamy notes, light sulfur-metallic shades, tropical fruits, cotton candy, red oranges.

  8. valery77 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Restrained, gradually revealing. Just sawn board, vanilla notes, dried apple, other dried fruits, sweet pastries, a slight hint of cinnamon, cherry juice, light perfume, malt, marinade, cocoa powder, subtle wine notes, medicinal herbs. 23
    • Taste
      Medium, moderately sweet. Pepper, fudge, oak tannins, dried fruits, light smoke, burnt sugar, salted caramel, milk oolong. 21
    • Finish
      From medium to long, smoothly fading, tannic, slightly astringent. 21
      Interesting, well-tailored, gradually opening whisky. Balance 21
      Total 86

  9. mosesumike scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    I wanted to test one of the Flora & Fauna series. That's where the Benrinnes stung my eye. I have not looked back.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Immediately come orange peels. The vanilla is dominated by the sherry scent. There are also malty notes. In the background I have some cinnamon.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Fresh and neutral, he delivers what the nose has promised. There are also hazelnuts in sherry coat.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium rather short but invites you to continue drinking. Relatively dry with oak but pleasant. Dangerous Everyday Dram.

  10. Schnappsdrossel did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Good sherry whisky, which could be a bit more intense.

    Color: Burnished
    • Nose
      Reminds me of a brandy. Sweet and spicy, oak cabinet, boiled grape juice, yeasty olorosot, orange, woodruff, lime blossom. A hint of licorice. Raisins. Except for the oak, however, kept very discreet.
    • Taste
      Grape juice and oak cabinet. More sherry, oranges, cinnamon and hazelnuts.
    • Finish
      Rather short. Licorice, oak, dark chocolate.

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