Overall rating
Single Malt
Whisky & Rhum, Le Caviste Spécialiste (WRh)
Bottling serie
Stated Age
14 years old
First Fill Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
10 Dec 2012 1:32 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 77,00

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Whisky Reviews for Benrinnes 1998 WRh

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.83 points

  1. Volanne scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    Salt, angelica, dried mushroom, violet… A queer mixture that doesn’t match my taste.

    Tasted blind for whisky-distilleries.info WDTS:http://www.whisky-distilleries.info/WhiskyWDTS/index_EN.shtml
    • Nose
      Cheapo crystallized angelica, see what I mean? Those green little squares you have in low-end industrial pound cakes. What else? Well... low-end industrial pound cake... Not really to my liking, I’m afraid.
    • Taste
      Better now. Salt strikes first. Lots of salt, actually. And mushrooms too. Lots of dried trumpets of the dead. Becomes sweeter as it becomes hotter, with a light taste of violet sweet, but salt is still here. Quite some tannins and a balance on the edge, though a rather low ABV (~46%?).
    • Finish
      Long, slightly soapy, with a flowery aftertaste.

  2. Jeep51 scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Okay on that one. Not my thing. Tasted in blind under the WDTS of www.whisky-distilleries.info
    • Nose
      The first nose is mineral (flintlock) and vegetal (buds ... ). At aeration, it remains upright and on the same aromas. Slight scents of honey and salted butter caramel candy tip the tip of their noses.
    • Taste
      Fairly light. The texture is rather oily but the whisky lacks power (mouthfeel quickly becomes watery). The mouth is first on pepper. Chalk also, light fruits (mandarins can be) and grape seeds. There is also something quite "fat" but difficult to identify: engine oil can be
    • Finish
      Not very persistent. We find the same aromas in the mouth with maybe a little more fruit.

  3. MaltMartin scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Not a dram to remember for a long time.
    • Nose
      Fresh and clean. Grainy and yeasty. Fruity (melon, pear and green apples) with a floral edge. Also herbal notes.
    • Taste
      Sweet and smooth. Medium bodied. Nuts and pine. Fruit flavours again. Some pepper and nutmeg later on.
    • Finish
      Quite long. Bittersweet.

  4. Jean-Brice scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    All indications are that this profile corresponds to a highland malt youngster reduced and raised in bourbon barrel or hogshead. That being so, I like its roundness.

    Tasted in blind under the WDTS
    • Nose
      Immediately, aromas of fermented fruits (not pejorative), then a pastry side, buttered and biscuity (puck Breton butter, shortbread). Cereals, marzipan. Some yellow fruits in the background. Sulfur touches.
    • Taste
      Surely reduced; pleasant, slightly woody and rather sweet. Controlled alcoholic power
    • Finish
      Long on mineral and citrus hints. A medicinal side appears after a while

  5. tomy63 scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    An easy-drinking whisky, not necessarily very complex, which does not seem very old to me. Not too much my style. (Average WDTS: 82. http://www.whisky-distilleries.info/WhiskyWDTS/2013-02/Bottle4.shtml#benrinnes98spritwhisky )
    • Nose
      I immediately feel sweet notes that make me think of a refill sherry but it will be a little less the case in the mouth. We also have some caramel, apple, tarte tatin, vanilla, butter cake, cereals, a little citrus
    • Taste
      quite sweet (43-46%?), pleasant creamy texture, quite sweet but there is at the same time a fairly pronounced acidity and a very slight bitterness at the end of the mouth. We find cereals, crumble, caramel, a little fruit.
    • Finish
      medium length, less fruity, always cereal, butter biscuit.


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