Benrinnes 1997 ANHA

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Anam na h-Alba (ANHA)
Bottling serie
Anam na h-Alba and Friends
Stated Age
18 years old
1st Fill Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
52.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
12 Jun 2016 8:54 am by Daniel Hohleweg
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 68.00

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51 × member ratings

94 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Benrinnes 1997 ANHA

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.69 points

  1. whiskyinstitut scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    A very nice bourbon barrel whisky, as they have to be.
    • Nose
      A mix of apricots, mango, banana and juice oranges, followed by lots of malt and a little vanilla, the whole has a slightly sour touch, with time, the oak spice is stronger, water mixes the yellow fruits even more and brings the vanilla further forward
    • Taste
      Also slightly acidic, sparkling with a little spice and effervescent powder, yellow fruit, vanilla, quite noticeable bitterness at the end, water takes the liveliness a bit and brings some creaminess
    • Finish
      Pleasant oak and vanilla are in the foreground, behind the yellow fruits are still a bit wide before the end still leaves a nice slightly bitter heat

  2. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    a varied malt to enjoy
    I liked it very much, great
    • Nose
      light fruits (pear, apricot, apple, pineapple, banana), raspberry brown sugar, light vanilla, minimal honey, sweetness, malt
      with water: sweeter, blackberry, minimally hairy note, a delicious note that I cannot name

      from 1920s: lots of flavor, vanilla !!!, brown apple !!, earthy, slightly burnt fruit compote, for example applesauce
      with water: sugar, vanilla, slightly grassy, children's chocolate
    • Taste
      oily, full, silky
      light fruity, rubber, liquorice, tart, slightly very dark caramel, oak, malt, sweetness, slightly spicy, the alcohol slightly prickly
      with water: oily, very spicy, milk chocolate, toffee, caramel (Rolo)
    • Finish
      fruity rather dark than light, slightly liquorice, chocolate ~ 60%, spicy, slightly oak, slightly tart
      with water: chocolate ~ 65%, liquorice

  3. LittlePeat scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nose: typically Benrinnes. Pickled cucumber, new leather. Green, sweet radish. Immature quince. In the background, unfortunately - very faint, but noticeable - youthful notes. ME bottled a year too early. Still 88 points.

    Palate: radish, quince, uh ... radish again. Incredibly oily. Hints of new leather. No annoying notes, I like it, but - couldn't you have waited a year to fill it? (89 p.)

    Finish: Mild, but quite long with radish and quince. (88 p.)
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. DramTimeDE scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. nallacam scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  6. napets scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      82 82

  7. Micmellon scored this whisky 85 points Member Junior

    Great fruity, but unfortunately almost only fruity. In the finish there is a slight mineral, salty note. For me the highlight of this whisky.

  8. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    So blind, I would probably have estimated it a few years younger. Looks pretty young and not so elegant. The fruits are rather light and fresh. The oak is there, but does not look so delicate. Not a bad whisky in itself. Again, I do not need it in the glass.

  9. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    the fruit mix is ​​just great
    • Nose
      a fruit basket (with peach, apple, kiwi, ...), light pepper, sweet, malt with: cinnamon, oak
    • Taste
      strong and oily on the palate neat fruit again, sweet with: very spicy
    • Finish
      medium to long, spicy, slightly bitter

  10. captain_k scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      82 82


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