Overall rating
Single Malt
Meadowside Blending (MBl)
Bottling serie
The Maltman
Stated Age
19 years old
Sherry Finish
Number of bottles
50.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
14 Apr 2016 4:32 pm by OpenBar_PMI
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 93.37

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15 × member ratings

42 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Benrinnes 1997 MBl

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.92 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    [December, 2017]  I bought two bottles for 87 Euro each in July, 2016 and this is the second one I opened.  And this time I do a proper review...

    A good modern style sherry dram that is not easy to drink as the nose-mouthfeel-taste-finish profiles changes a lot and quite significant.  But experienced connoisseurs might appreciate this tag play as it is quite interesting to follow.  All others should reduce this dram to about 43% abv right away...
    • Nose
      87 87
      The colour is deep copper and the texture shows a sticky ring that slowly build tears and slow moving legs. The nose offers a modern herbal-driven sherry profile with autumn floral, heather honey and spicy wooden aromas. Nicely balanced but not overly complex.
    • Taste
      86 86
      The taste itself is creamy and chocolatey sweet with toffee, honey, oranges and some nutty flavours. The tannins are not that dominant now - in fact, the wooden notes are quite appropriate to contain the sweet flavours. Not so many herbal or floral flavours here (compared to the nose) but they pop up later during the finish again (as do the tannins).
    • Finish
      85 85
      It arrives in the mouth warming and a little coating with some bitter moments from heavy tannins (which are slightly astringent, too). The finish is of medium length and more spicy-herbal with lesser sweet flavours than the taste. Water turns both the nose and taste sweeter and makes the dram more approachable hence easier to sip. So I like to explore its chameleon nature with the neat dram and after that is done I usually add some water for a more enjoyable (relaxed) drinking.

  2. hs305 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    [August, 2016]  Together with friends I finished this bottle that I bought for 87 Euro in July, 2016.

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 87,5.  My notes state a nice sherry profile with a creamy mouthfeel.  Quite quaffable...

  3. captain_k scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A beautifully balanced malt. I like it very much.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88


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