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Overall rating
85.73/100
votes
25
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Whiskybroker.co.uk (WhB)
Vintage
15.08.1997
Bottled
01.02.2016
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Barrel
Casknumber
906
Number of bottles
216
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
03 Feb 2016 5:34 pm by GlenPiWi
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 90.00

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Whisky Reviews for Benrinnes 1997 WhB

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.73 points

  1. thijs100 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    A surprisingly fresh and light Benrinnes.

    Tasted during the Blind Tasting Competition 2017.
    • Nose
      Very light and malty, with some sweet, sugary breakfast cereals and vanilla. There's also room for some fresh fruits, like Golden Reinette and peach, but also some lime. The fruitiness is what make it stand out, but it is also slightly floral.
    • Taste
      Nice and creamy mouthfeel. Honey, with a peppery arrival, oak and lingering spices (cloves). A whiff of underripe banana. There's something annoyingly recognizable here.
    • Finish
      The fruitiness returns in the finish, with room for ripe apple and finally some grassiness. Medium in length.

  2. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    My first Benrinnes :) Tasted a sample on day one of the US Blind Tasting Competition 2017. I guessed this was a Clynelish (although I knew it wasn't quite that) 20yo @ 54%.
    • Nose
      Per-fumy, a bouquet of flowers, oranges, salt (salmiak), wood chips and some fresh grass notes 
    • Taste
      Honey, malty, dark chocolate, ripe yellow fruit, some salt. In that order
    • Finish
      Medium long, slightly bitter, slightly drying, dark chocolate fades from the tongue, some malty tones remain

  3. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Tasted a blind sample on day one of the US Blind Tasting Competition 2017
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. St. Pauli scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Classic Speyside profile, bottled exact on time or even a bit past it. It's quite fruity and green in style, with a special role for the aniseed. Good value for money.
    • Nose
      Quite herbal (cut grass, coriander), vanilla, lemon zest, tinned peach and a whiff of beeswax. Nice and good, but nothing spectacular so far. Develops to quite a fruity fellow, with the above, and fresh apple and pineapple. There is also a small spicy edge (pepper) and an extra herbal dimension of aniseed.
    • Taste
      Medium bodied, mainly sweet on vanilla, peach and pineapple, but with a nice acid touch of apple and lemon. Gets quite ginger-y after a while, becoming a bit (too) dry.
    • Finish
      Medium, rather dry on grass, pepper, ginger and lemon zest. There is still some aniseed to be detected.

  5. KayMeertens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Softer, more refined and creamier than cask 893. 
    • Nose
      Apple, peach, sweet lime, vanilla, tangerine, barley, caramel and smoke. With water some pear and pineapple.
    • Taste
      Pear, apple, peach, sweet lime, vanilla, strawberry, pepper, caramel and smoke.
    • Finish
      Pear, lime, peach, vanilla, orange peel, apple, caramel, wax and smoke.

  6. afrb scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Another very good Benrinnes. Different to the previous WhB bottling but still Excellent, and my mark after three tastings is 90.
    • Nose
      Fruitcake. Lemon Rind. Holiday Rock. Boiled Sweets
    • Taste
      Lemon. Marzipan, Touch of Honey. Dundee Cake.
    • Finish
      Sweet Demarara Sugar. Sultanas and Lemons and Blackpool Rock

  7. afrb scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Another stunning Benrinnes.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

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