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Overall rating
87.27/100
votes
33
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Whisky-Fässle (W-F)
Bottling serie
Limited Edition
Vintage
1997
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Strength
52.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Duck Label
Added on
21 Aug 2016 5:48 pm by Falk Malt
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 130,00

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Whisky Reviews for Benrinnes 1997 W-F

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.27 points

  1. HammerHead scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Dutch whisky forum blind tasting #11 - sample 5

    My conclusion after tasting this: light, delicate and very appealing to me. By far my favorite sample of this years line-up so far. Aged in an ex-bourbon barrel for at least 15 years, but probably closer to 20, 48%, quite a lowlandish profile.
    It could be a Littlemill... hmm, that might be a too costly sample, so maybe it's an Irish whisky (Midleton or Cooley)?

    So it turned out to be a Benrinnes: maturation, age and abv were pretty good guesses, with the distillery I was way off (as usual).
    • Nose
      90 90
      Nose: light, floral (lavender), syrupy sweet, lots of vanilla, pear, honeydew melon, a grainy cookie note, canned tangerine parts, faint lemon, almonds, mint, icing sugar, subtle cinnamon and a slightly dusty wood note.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Taste: oily with a syrupy sweetness to it, pears, peardrops, sweet citrus, vanilla, subtle pepper notes and some mild herbal bitterness.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Medium length: vanilla, a continuing juiciness of pear, subtle citrus and canned fruits, also a kind of green bitterness ending with a slightly peppery and drying wood note.

  2. fgg scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A nice whisky that I would pour a second time. Drinks quite easily, despite the pepper. I'd put it in the early evening.
    • Nose
      88 88
      At first I thought a grain but after a few minutes the glue smell was gone. What remains is a nose with vanilla, some nuts, a banana and some tropical fruit, mango or something. A nice nose ...
      There is hardly any alcohol on the nose.
    • Taste
      87 87
      He rolls into your mouth very full. Fruity, spicy, but also a spicy pepper at the end.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Unfortunately, the rich, full flavor has left quickly. I was hoping for a slightly longer finish.

  3. Hupsende Hippie scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Nice, but it is a bit too sharp and spicy for me. I prefer and fuller.
    • Nose
      Fruit salad with tangerines, apples, apricots, pineapple, grapes and melon with a hint of citrus! And maybe some honey.
    • Taste
      I recognize a lot of fruit from the nose. Especially orange (with a nice bitterness), apple, and unripe pineapple. Unfortunately, this is somewhat dominated by spices such as black pepper, nutmeg and licorice.
    • Finish
      Could be worse. Slightly dry and fruity, not bitter, but not very long.

  4. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. TheWhiskyDungeon scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    Blind tasting - HWF-VBT 11: Sample 5
    • Nose
      sherry, citrus, grass, kiwi, wood, straw, heather, orange, almond, peach
    • Taste
      pepper, oily, sherry, liquorice, salmiak, cake batter, orange, peach, grapefruit, bitter aftertaste

  6. Defeatless scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    Tasted blind at Hetwhiskyforum.nl blind tasting
    • Nose
      87 87
      Just a fruity juice! Lots of canned fruit and also some peach. Also in the background some bourbon influences in the sense of caramel and ice cream. After a while air and hand heat, more butterbabar bars emerge.
    • Taste
      80 80
      Oehw, this feels a bit young. Sharp in the alcohol, marzipan, very specific: if you are pollinating willows, you will also get this taste in your mouth from the branches. Furthermore, this is especially sharp, some pepper in the background. I hope this will improve with water. With water: It quickly drowns .... 1ml water on 25ml whisky and dr little remains. Flat whisky with a little sweetness, but still a sharp edge.
    • Finish
      78 78
      Short length. A little sour, a little sweet, a little bit of caramel and a brown candy sugar. Little bitterness in the background. Leaves little impression.

  7. andre8x8 scored this whisky 82 points Expert Junior

    Blind tasting - HWF-VBT 11: Sample 5

    Nose
    Fruity, green apples, vanilla,

    Taste
    Soft, sweet, somewhat greasy, bourboncask, little taste, bitter and wood over time

    Finish
    Little taste, a bit bitter and drying at the end

    ABV
    50%

    Age
    > 15 years

    Score
    82

  8. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    HWF VBT # 11 Sample 5
    N: Apple, waxy, vanilla, almond paste, pastry and some honey. Like walking on a fair... cotton candy and glazed apple.
    T: Some banana, spices - white pepper, grassy, again waxy and fruity - white grapes.
    F: Waxy, vanilla, white grapes and pepper.
    Gok... 15 jaar oud, 55% abv en denk aan Clynelish/Glentauchers.
    Prima whisky 87/100

  9. Rien scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

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