Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Adelphi (AD)
Bottling serie
Stated Age
15 years old
Number of bottles
59.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
03 Dec 2012 11:49 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 150.00

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Whisky Reviews for Benrinnes 1997 AD

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.96 points

  1. Willum scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  2. Dre73 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    It starts hesitating, light, really needs some time. After some time it really gets more full and intense, with citrus and sweetness. Pleasant whisky.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Fruity, citrus, some vanilla sweetness as well. Not very intense, pretty thin at first. Some organic aroma's. Slicu, cinnamon. Later on it gets more rich and stronger, a lot of orange.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Pretty strong, pickering. Fruity, citrus, orange. Some sweetness, vanilla and honey. Some peach as well.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Still pretty strong, some bitter fruitiness, orange zest. Some wood influence, and even some menthol-like flavours now. Middle long finish.

  3. Corso_theRed scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Benrinnes has the reputation to go well with heavy sherry maturation. Does this make this bottling an antithesis to the whole approach of direct fired partial triple distillation (that they still used in 1997 AFAIK)? This is decent malt whisky without any bells and whistles. Quite pricey for what it offers, as you can have the same experience at a fraction. Good dram nonetheless.
    • Nose
      Neat: Austere, but typically ex-Bourbon. Ripe pears and apples, citrus and vanilla. With water: more of the same, but not that much more expressive than before. With some air there are definitely some meatier components arising – chicken stock perhaps. Tannic menthol or minty saw dust in the end.
    • Taste
      Good balance between sweet and sour. Slightly tannic, with definite barley sugar and cereal notes. Citrus and orange peel, kiwi, unripe plums, and apricot jelly – perhaps. Well-behaved indeed. Very unlikely for a Benrinnes IMHO. 
    • Finish
      Medium-short. Slightly tannic, with caramel yogurt (dairy) and even a touch of milk-chocolate at last. 

  4. GlenSikkes did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Notes by Adelphi;

    1 of only 148 bottles from cask no. 837

    A rare American oak matured Benrinnes, full gold in colour with a light bead. Some initial nose prickle gives way to a minty toffee flavour with a vanilla ice cream soda. The minty theme continues – nose cooling, possibly Glacier mints. Sweet to taste neat with a distinct peppery taste on the tongue. The addition of a drop of water brings kiwi fruit, Chinese gooseberries and a hint of sandal wood to the fore. Strawberry jam to taste, possibly even Jammy Dodger biscuits. The texture becomes more creamy as well, but the peppery note continues into a medium length finish with lingering coconut creams.

  5. Finlaggan scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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