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Overall rating
86.22/100
votes
25
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail (GM)
Bottling serie
Connoisseurs Choice
Vintage
1998
Bottled
29.05.2015
Calculated age
17 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Hogsheads
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
New Map Label
Bottle code
150581
Barcode
5020613054080
Added on
25 Jul 2015 10:00 am by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 83,20

9 × in wishlist

25 × member ratings

54 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Benrinnes 1998 GM

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.22 points

  1. peatbogger scored this whisky 93 points Specialist

    This was a sherry gem, with the power of any CS at just 46.
    • Nose
      First sniff is extremely delicate, light, fruity, fresh fragrant.

      But it doesn't take long to become more substantial.

      Taking my time through this sample and it just keeps getting bigger.

      Clearly a few large freshly mushed strawberries here.

      Apple pie with sugar and cinnamon crust.

      Juicy prunes and some very nice wood play around in there.
    • Taste
      Oh, that's a full body, not much of the delicate first sniff here.

      It's like eating a large piece of fluffy chocolate cake, rich and savoury.

      Just the right amount of sweetness and some very gentle spice adding without disturbing to the complexity.

      Sherry notes are sweet and creamy, and the 46% is spot on to drive this forward.
    • Finish
      This is as close to a long finish as I've had in a long time.

      Still on the sweet side, sherry notes turns a little meaty.

      Slightly drying at the very end.

  2. peatbogger scored this whisky 93 points Specialist

    Thanks to karloff for this sample.

    I closed my eyes as I drank it, not wanting to see the end.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      92 92

  3. karloff scored this whisky 92 points Specialist

    A great price for this bottle too. This is how it should be. 
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. karloff scored this whisky 92 points Specialist

    This is wonderful stuff and enjoyed every drop of it. Gutted when it was finished. 
    • Nose
      When you first take a big sniff, straight away you think Christmas cake in a bottle, but there is more. Fig, tinned prunes, toasted bread with strawberry jam, chocolate sponge cake, creme brulé and cinder toffee. 
    • Taste
      Really nice and smooth and very tasty, it hits the spot straight away. Passion fruit, Christmas cake, honey, caramel toffee, mixed spices, cream on sticky toffee pudding. The refill really leaves room for the the distillery profile. 
    • Finish
      A medium to long finish with lots of spice on the  and very tangy. 

  5. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    An excellent, full body (46% is perfect drinking strength here) Benrinnes from G&M. A delicious fruit cocktail and it also has a slight meaty edge that surprised me (but I liked it). It’s incredibly creamy on the palate. I’m happy to have two bottles of this. Criminally underrated, if you ask me. Karloff and peatbogger were right! Best without adding water. This dram doesn’t need any water to release its flavours. Quite exceptional at this price.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. Ana Chronist scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  7. Wolv scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      80 80

  8. GLEN MAUR scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. Abadon05 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Well balanced and interesting to tell something about the distilling character.
    • Nose
      Wax, sulfur, dark grapes, seasoning
    • Taste
      Wax and sulfur remain dominant.
    • Finish
      Short to medium, honey

  10. Lady Dram scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

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