Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Morrison and MacKay (MMcK)
Bottling serie
Càrn Mòr - Strictly Limited Edition
Stated Age
08 years old
2 Hogsheads
Number of bottles
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
13 feb 2017 9:29 am by maltaholic

Average value

€ 46.93

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Whisky reviews for Benrinnes 2008 MMcK

5 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 82.33 points.

  1. Dre73 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    The nose is pretty rich and candy-like sweet. In taste it is a bit pale and flat, but an easy drinker for sure.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Very fruity and sweet, candy-like. Pear, caramel, vanilla. Fudge.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Pretty smooth, a little pale, later on some more sparkle. Sweet, caramel, vanilla, pears.
    • Finish
      82 82
      Still smooth, some sparkle. Sweet candy, vanilla, pears. Middle long.

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  3. dramidaris scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      81 81

  4. JNuyts scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
      soft whisky with many sweet, fruity notes.
      Apples, grapes, honey, toffee, pear, caramel, small tang smoke in the background
    • Taste
      80 80
      banana, herbs, oak, very soft and sweet taste.
      Nose makes more promises and at the palate he is a bit disappointing.
      Little body and very watery
    • Finish
      80 80
      Soft, spicy, small bitter touch, little pepper.
      Medium long

  5. Rien scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      81 81

  6. pilgrim77 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    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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