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Whisky Reviews for Benrinnes 1978 GM
5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 81.73 points
- I like this Benrinnes. It was the first Whisky I tasted and liked and the starting Point of drinking Whisky more regulary. A very mild speyside Whisky where you can taste some similarities to some Campeltown whiskies. Benrinnes is one of the few grade A distilleries for Blenders and always underrated. I´m outing me as one of the few real fans.
- The nose gets fruity sweetness and even a little spicy peat to taste. Also, the first sip brings fruity sweet honey with spicy and slightly bitter herbs, or is that even the oak? Rather short on the finish, the pleasant sweetness disappears very quickly and a bitter aftertaste remains. Well, no comparison to the F & F bottling which is more pleasant to drink.
- The nose was
promising, but it did not please on the palate. Not everything G&M touches
turns into gold, it seems. From the top of my head, I remember this range also
containing a Balblair, St Magdalene and Mortlach. Hopefully those will do
The nose is fresh and
fruity, very sweet and oily. It has, surprising for a Speysider, a hint of
peat. But the weirdest element, although completely inoffensive, is cucumber. The
fruit translates into pineapple on syrup and coconut. The whole is somewhat
light and docile.
On the palate, it
starts of sweet and soft, but that does not last. Midpalate, it suddenly turns
very bitter. Mildly spicy. Think white pepper and ginger. The fruit has left
The finish is short,
but too bitter to be really good. A hint of licquorice.