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Overall rating
85.05/100
votes
41
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Mackillop's Choice (McC)
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
05.10.1988
Bottled
03.2012
Casknumber
2836
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
08 Nov 2012 8:22 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 229.00

4 × in wishlist

41 × member ratings

31 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Benrinnes 1988 McC

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.05 points

  1. JacobaEd scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  2. The Macallan scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    A reasonable Benrinnes, although I like the oloroso sherry versions more.
    • Nose
      Soft, friendly, oaky, fruity, vanilla fudge (reduced: sweetere and more exoctic)
    • Taste
      Medium to firm, spicy, peppery (reduced: fruity and spiced pineapple, meaty)
    • Finish
      Suprisingly burning and warming

  3. Defeatless scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    nose: Fruit. Oak and a hint of malt. quite nice smelling. Sweet oak, it reminds me of something I cannot lay my hands on. hint of cirtrus.

    Initial taste: soft and delicate. marshmallows.

    Body: light.

    Finish: short-medium: also as delicate as the taste. vague hint of citrus brown sugar

    Price: that's ok

    Presenatation: don't know this was a sample

    Comments: sample from sampleswap with Hvdree.
    Overall this is not a peat bomb (there is no peat) not a sherry whisky, nor is this a scotch tasting like bourbon or anything. It is very light and delicate but also quite pleasant.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. ThS scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    But why bottle things like that?
    • Nose
      Alcoholic and generally insignificant: wash and turnip with, vaguely, a little vanilla oak ...
    • Taste
      Why am I drinking this?
    • Finish
      It burns the tongue and cheeks on odd aromas.

  5. KayMeertens scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Blind tasting of a sample.
    • Nose
      Apricot, apple, vanilla, brown sugar, malt, cereals, grass, honey, hairspray and a little leather. Eventually some beeswax.
    • Taste
      Cereals, vanilla sugar, malt, caramel, lime, honey, marzipan and grass. Pretty soft.
    • Finish
      Malt, lime, honey, pear, vanilla, grass and cereals.

  6. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    tasted with JJ

    compare with Benrinnes 1984 BF 
    • Nose
      citrus, honey, orange and spices - cinnamon
    • Taste
      malty, dusty, beefy, liquorice and fudge
    • Finish
      medium drying with spices and bitter fruits

  7. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. addyhd scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Typical benrinnes, Good , okay, but not so special
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

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