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Benrinnes 2008 CM

Overall rating 7 votes 82.00
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Càrn Mòr (CM)
Bottling serie
Strictly Limited Edition
Vintage
2008
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
08 years old
Casktype
2 Hogsheads
Number of bottles
680
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
13 Feb 2017 9:01 am by maltaholic
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

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Member rates

My 4 x 25 ratings

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1

Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose 19
Taste 18
Finish 18
Balance 18

Tastingtags

1 Note

pilgrim77
Specialist pilgrim77 Note
18 Apr 2017 9:56 pm
pilgrim77 gave this whisky 85 points

I was looking for a nice, simple and straightforward bourbon cask whisky as a change from the heavy peat and sherry monsters, and this came recommended by a chap in my local shop whose views I trust. I was a bit wary of the rather young age. However, I needn't have worried. This is a classic profile for a middle-aged, bourbon cask speyside. Plenty of barley, grist, vanilla, citrus fruits, pear drops and creamy honey are all brought together by some well-integrated oak on the nose. One or two drops of water and a bit of time in the glass added extra depth and weight to the nose, without fundamentally changing its profile. Full-bodied, almost meaty and chewy, on the palate, with crisp barley again to the fore. The finish starts to drift towards bitterness (perhaps a hint of 'heat' from the youngish spirit making itself known?), but then pulls back to leave a lingering taste of barley and honey, which I really like. Simple pleasures for a reasonable price. Just what I was looking for!

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