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Overall rating
87.46/100
votes
44
Whiskybase ID
WB87003
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Maltbarn (MBa)
Bottling serie
No. 61
Vintage
1992
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
24 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Cask
Number of bottles
112
Strength
52.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
21 Sep 2016 6:08 pm by MacErwin
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 161.18

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Whisky Reviews for Benrinnes 1992 MBa

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.46 points

  1. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Decent dram to get the palate working. The tartness in the finish is enjoyable but can evolve to bitterness without some water added.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Tropical fruits, flowers after a light rain on a warm day, cereal grains, some chalkiness, stewed vegetables
    • Taste
      86 86
      Honey, soft fruits, sour candies, malt
    • Finish
      86 86
      Tart apple skins, lemon zest, malt cereals, some oak, dash of pepper

  2. ScotchGuyTO scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    This was a palate opener one night for a tasting... it's so much more than that though. I had to seek out a bottle and get my hands on more of it.

    After having some of the Cadenhead releases, also very good but different, this is a fruity and very well balanced dram compared to their dry and sharp bottles.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Wow, fruit city! Seems very floral and soft initially, little hints of chalk dust and wet soil, with a touch of that Benrinnes spice in there too. Maybe a touch of fennel and cooked grains in there too. Really suits that summer feeling.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Burst of peppery fruit, heat and drying malty sand. There's a touch of honey, barley malt and maybe even a little mint in there too. It's sharp and will take some water and time to relax, but it opens up really nicely.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Spicy, dry oak and citrus. Tartness like a granny smith apple and a touch more mint, Meyer lemon and sweet vermouth come to mind with a bit more vanilla syrup too.

  3. Varrek scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      87 87
      flowers, honey, light fruits. Opens after some time, becomes round and balanced
    • Taste
      89 89
      fruits, honey, very malty, grassy and leafy. Really like that taste
    • Finish
      88 88
      full and round with some spices, but at the same time soft with honey

  4. Calmar scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    A good molt, wood-herbal aroma seems to be preparing us for the shock strength of taste from a young and juicy wood-moonshine dominant, but everything is much thinner and more interesting, years are felt in a barrel, sweet citrus notes lead us in a sweet-grass direction with mineral-metal inclusions.
    • Nose
      Open, dry, ostregannaya dry board, herbal notes - drying hay, medicinal herbs; mineral shades - chalk, stone crumb; grain, malt, vegetables - chopped cabbage, Margilan radish; light sweet-lemon shades, vanilla.
    • Taste
      Powerful, calm, woody herbal, pills in the shell, lemon peel in sweet tea, a little pepper, vegetable notes, light metallic acidity, astringent mineral tones, more sweetness develops, creamy shades appear.
    • Finish
      Light, refreshing, lemon peel, candied orange, grain, malt, light woody notes, nuts, coffee, cola, more mineral, sharp in development.

  5. kot1803 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  6. malt_fan_06 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Nose:
    Fresh, light fruit (kiwi, pear, peach), geranium, cake dough. Cereal and some wax. Fruit blossoms. The alcohol is slightly noticeable.
    With water: mineral, opens up noticeably, fruity (kiwi, gooseberries), vanilla. The waxy component becomes clearer, grain comes back and it gets deeper. Mouth:
    Sweet onset, then quickly a bit sour-fruity and noticeably peppery. Good abundance. Cereal, some wax and again the light fruit. Purified sugar and spicy oak. Again, the alcohol is present. Gradually gets a little rounder.
    With water: Clearly round, supple and accessible, light fruit, the pepper is now better integrated. Wax and also mineral notes.
    finish:
    Persistent, medium length. Clearly cereal, spicy oak and also here light-fruity and slightly peppery. Dry and back with a touch of bitterness.
    With water: spicy, malty, balanced and also fruity. Peppery at the back, the slight bitterness is gone. Conclusion:
    A fresh malt. Just a bit hot. Aromatically little barrel influence, here the distillate sets the tone, the barrel has only the structural maturity effected. Needed - for me - noticeably water, then he is much more balanced.

  7. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

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