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Overall rating
86.15/100
votes
22
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 5:11 pm by GlenPiWi
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 69,93

2 × in wishlist

Level Username
Expert Senior DB1965
Expert Senior Maurice_casqueteer

22 × member ratings

Level Username Rating
Member Senior keblov
90
Expert Senior Mascht
90
Expert Senior afrb
90
Specialist KayMeertens
88
Expert Senior PunxsutawneyPhil
88
Expert Senior Dr.Nose
88
Expert Senior The Whisky Cyclist
87
Connoisseur Erik Elixer
87
Connoisseur MaltMartin
87
Expert Senior theograph
86
Connoisseur St. Pauli
86
Expert Senior erikb
86
Expert Junior letour
85
Expert Junior sjoerd972
85
Member Senior WhiskyZolder
85
Expert Senior Eilean a' Cheo
85
Expert Senior whiskytornado
85
Specialist Amsterdam
84
Connoisseur thijs100
84
Expert Junior Maarten
84
Expert Senior Falk Malt
83
Expert Senior aby
83

19 × in collection

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Member Senior Erik1908
1
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Specialist KayMeertens
2
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Member Senior keblov
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Expert Senior Mascht
2
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Member Senior Surya
1
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Expert Junior thanasist
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Expert Junior Tophuis
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Specialist Tubaman
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Expert Junior willywally
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Hidden user
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Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1
Category Rating
Nose
22
Taste
21
Finish
21
Balance
22

Tastingtags

7 Notes

thijs100
Connoisseur thijs100 Tasting note
07 Dec 2017 9:30 am
thijs100 gave this whisky 84 points
Color
Pale straw
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.

Comments

A surprisingly fresh and light Benrinnes.


Tasted during the Blind Tasting Competition 2017.

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PunxsutawneyPhil
Expert Senior PunxsutawneyPhil Tasting note
06 Dec 2017 10:55 pm
PunxsutawneyPhil gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Pale gold
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

Comments

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%.

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PunxsutawneyPhil
Expert Senior PunxsutawneyPhil Review note
06 Dec 2017 10:31 pm
PunxsutawneyPhil gave this whisky 88 points

Tasted a blind sample on day one of the US Blind Tasting Competition 2017

Weighted Rate
87.6
Nose
90
Initial taste
87
Body
87
Finish
87
Price
87
Presentation
87
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St. Pauli
Connoisseur St. Pauli Tasting note
18 Jul 2016 10:15 pm
St. Pauli gave this whisky 86 points
Color
Pale straw
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.

Comments

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.

KayMeertens
Specialist KayMeertens Tasting note
03 Mar 2016 9:32 pm
KayMeertens gave this whisky 88 points
Color
Pale straw
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.

Comments

Softer, more refined and creamier than cask 893. 

afrb
Expert Senior afrb Tasting note
06 Feb 2016 9:13 pm
afrb gave this whisky 90 points
Color
Pale straw
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

Comments

Another very good Benrinnes. Different to the previous WhB bottling but still Excellent, and my mark after three tastings is 90.

afrb
Expert Senior afrb Review note
06 Feb 2016 8:18 pm
afrb gave this whisky 90 points

Another stunning Benrinnes.

Weighted Rate
89.9
Nose
89
Initial taste
90
Body
90
Finish
90
Price
93
Presentation
88

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