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Overall rating
87.40/100
votes
7
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Whisky Exchange (TWEx)
Bottling serie
Edition Time II
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
20 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Cask
Number of bottles
280
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
10 Oct 2016 11:11 am by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 92,32

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Whisky Reviews for Benrinnes 20-year-old TWEx

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.40 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2018/02/21/bottle-polishing-3-by-3-part-2/

    N: Beholds that moorish profile that befits only well-aged bourbon casks, a style held together by a floury>chalky, sweet>sour, firm dunnage-y>honeyed<porridge and floral<vanilla profile. Periphery notes include lime-cream, two wild strawberries and a touch of rubbery beeswax/linseed oil. Ideal start.
    T: Add water or you’ll be facing an astringent sweet-to-sour, dry citrus, oat-dunnage arrival, a body more in tune with a current-modern, cask strength [SMWS] style. I can’t quite tame it however much I try. Get the water about right however to receive more of an oily honey/nectar-led delivery - one I loosely associated with Tokaji or Sauternes dessert wines, albeit with a deep dry sour and more of that moorish dry chalky/floury profile. It's accompanied by some subtle yet persistent peppery/chilli action positioned well in the background. Glen Moray-esque at times.
    F: Light sour>putrid creamy>vanilla porridge with a coppery/metallic edge and dried mushroom finish. Stretches out nonchalantly, slightly ashy/mushroomy with clean light sour oat cream. The dunnage-y porridge>ashy clay eventually permeates/dominates the finish.
    C: At times it’s frustratingly straight/plain/vanilla coupled with a nagging astringency, and there’s no change after a few months of air time. At other times it really sails. It remains however a very decent whisky, it's just never that relaxed. Scores one less point than my first contact though the nose carries much of that. Still in stock at time of writing - you know where!Scores a B

  2. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2017/10/22/dramboree-2017-ready-steady-go/

    N: Cream soda, lime, cumin seeds and a malty fustiness. Delicate throughout [refill action]. Light fruits with water. Spot on.
    T: Barley spirit wrapped in a gentle oily/oaky bourbon blanket. Quite the BFG.
    F: This grows rather than diminishes, as if the BFG just stood up. More porridgy/oaky fruits to the last with a little chalky cream to conclude. 
    C: Grab a couple of cases so you never run out of this style. At 20 years, this is just right.Scores a B[+]

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