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Benrinnes 15-year-old

Overall rating
84.84/100
votes
516
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

€ 70.32

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Whisky Reviews for Benrinnes 15-year-old

47 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.84 points

  1. el Gato scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Had this one blind. Guessed Speyside / Glenfarclas. 46% and 15 yo. Not a total miss at least.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Sherry! Wood glue. Peaches. Vanilla. Apple juice. Old celler. Menthol. Raspberry lemonade. Minty. Red erries.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Oily! Strawberry jam. Peachy. Sherry sweetness. Grapes. Bitter Oranges. Some pepper. Hazelnuts.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Long. Dark fruits. A tad dry. Still jam. Soft spices. A bit Chemical. More raisins now.

  2. 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

  3. MickMatrix scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

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

  4. Astrid scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Both bourbon and sherry barrels (were there among other things PX barrels in there? Unfortunately, I don't know of the batch) participate, although the bourbon component is a bit too intense for my personal taste. It can shine on the nose: very round, soft and full. But then it falls off.
    • Nose
      84 84
      The sweetness of juicy raisins and expansive vanilla oak greet the nose, fine spice with the sounds of cinnamon tanks is a bit off, caramel slowly joins in, maple syrup creeps up on the caramel, plenty of honey sticks to the oak wood, juice orange and bitter orange give the citrus fraction its honor , dried figs covered with chocolate still push hard, a fresh note of anise drops by
    • Taste
      81 81
      Honey and oak with a light spice at the start, bitterness in the background, dried figs marinated in sweet wine, vanilla and other influences from the bourbon barrel can be discovered, slightly creamy, very soft, but unfortunately also a bit thin on the tongue
    • Finish
      79 79
      Bitterness with a little sulfur and fine oak wood spice, honey sweetness, vanilla and white oak wood, fennel, flattens quickly, but sweet wine comes out again

  5. JimJaws scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. Willum scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Макс scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. Issie did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Honey, strawberries, dried fruits, matchstick sulfur, some citrus, a few grasses
    • Taste
      Honey, strawberry, apple, some cardboard, lemon, apple peel,

  9. SingleMaltSamples scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  10. jttoft did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Classical sherried dram at 43%.
    • Nose
      Classical sherry. Bit of raisin, mostly orange though. Light rubberiness. Spice and vanilla. Sweet liquorice.
    • Taste
      Fairly mild. Rubberiness again and an interesting peppery spiciness along with classical sherry notes.
    • Finish
      Continuing with mild raisins and orange.
      Not an overwhelming dram, but decent. At cask strength it would have been really interesting.

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