- 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
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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 87.14 points
- It starts hesitating, light, really needs some time. After some time it really gets more full and intense, with citrus and sweetness. Pleasant whisky.
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.
Pretty strong, pickering. Fruity, citrus, orange. Some sweetness, vanilla and honey. Some peach as well.
Still pretty strong, some bitter fruitiness, orange zest. Some wood influence, and even some menthol-like flavours now. Middle long finish.
- 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.
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.
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.
Medium-short. Slightly tannic, with caramel yogurt (dairy) and even a touch of milk-chocolate at last.
- 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.
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