Overall rating
Single Malt
Speciality Drinks Ltd (SMS)
Bottling serie
The Single Malts of Scotland
Stated Age
20 years old
Number of bottles
51.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
13 Feb 2017 1:31 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 113.70

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36 × member ratings

40 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Benrinnes 1995 SMS

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.10 points

  1. Moses scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Headline: Hogshead. The heart laughs. A class of its own. He is loved or disregarded. For me it hits the mark. 95s Benrinnes are always exciting.
    The barrel # 9095 from RG is a matured dream. BaseNr.72613
    • Nose
      88 88
      The full USA program in the nose. Vanilla, lime with lemon and some sour cucumber behind it? But then immediately wet hay again with floral notes. Powerful. Wow.
    • Taste
      87 87
      A viscous buttery spice load made from dark pepper and Christmas cookies. Candied fruit on orange peel. Many still say ginger, ok ... I call it very spicy. Creamy mouthfeel. A dream.
    • Finish
      88 88
      He keeps hanging yogurt-like medium to long and keeps adding. Spicy, fruity. Spicy, fruity. Spicy, fruity. It is simply knitted but at a very high level. Respect.

  2. Dris scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
      balanced bourbon maturation, savory leather, vanilla, oakiness, chalk, lovely nose
    • Taste
      88 88
      syrupy texture, intense vanilla, dried apricot, understated lemon peel note, developing spicy notes
    • Finish
      87 87
      lingering, sweet lemon, phosphor, green peppercorn, malt and vanilla

  3. Calmar scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Uncomplicated, but juicy and drinkable whisky, with a slight sensation of stuffiness and some kind of antiquarianity.
    • Nose
      Open, dry, dusty boards, grain, coated tablets, malt, carpentry, solvent, wood glue, some dry herbs.
    • Taste
      Rich, soft, sweet-woody, dust, grain, caramel sweetness, a little pepper, lemon zest, tobacco, mixed notes.
    • Finish
      Spicy, warming, oak, grain, caramel, dust, fortunately, was gone; dry herbs.

  4. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    The first nose is funny. Definitely something different. Has something. After that it is a relatively normal malt from the Bourbon barrel. However, a good representative of this guild. I like it.
    • Nose
      Immediately after pouring a bit mineral. That settles after a few minutes but then clearly. These notes are now rather nicely integrated into the rest of the aroma. Then comes herbal honey. Again and again some garden herbs and flower meadow. Fruit is there too. Rather herbier apricot jam. Oranges and orange peel. Now some apple and carrot salad. In addition, rather dusty, dry wood notes.
      After the first sip, the nose becomes more "normal".
    • Taste
      First, creamy. The honey is back. Some marzipan. Caramel candy. Then sea buckthorn, yellow gooseberry and not really ripe khaki. Malt sweetness. Now a certain sharpness comes up. Ginger. Now the fruits are more sour and bitter. Natural cloudy apple juice with lots of lemon. Grapefruit. Then the oak comes and brings the spice.
    • Finish
      Apple and pear peel. The spiciness / pungency subsides and it creates a pleasantly warm mouthfeel. In addition, it gets drier and woody notes spread.

  5. Holder scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    In the beginning I actually perceived the nose and taste of spicy vegetables as described by Serge / Angus. Great! Unfortunately only half full, I miss these nuances, but a buy recommendation!

  6. Mark-E scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  7. spigray scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
      Really a lovely, nicely balanced bourbon maturation - nose.
      Ripe fruits like pineapple, blackcurrant and tinned peaches, cola, camomile, jasmin. hints of hessian and waxed jackets.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Wow, even better than on the nose! It´s totally mouthfilling, salivating. Very much on blackcurrants and gooseberry, apples and perhaps pears. clean and fresh, wonderful play between fruity-sweet and bitter (cola)
    • Finish
      91 91
      very long, slowly drying with a salty touch

  8. detachedblue scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    I like fruity drams and this is stunning! A great purchase.
    • Nose
      Cream and lemon, peach, very fruity.
    • Taste
      Peach water, extremely fruity, lemon oil, fresh melons.
    • Finish
      Medium and sweet, milk chocolates.

  9. Schnappsdrossel did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Pretty crazy combination of aromas, for 40 € less I would be very weak. A bit longer and more exciting finish would be nice. Nice to have a sample.

    Color: pale gold
    • Nose
      From the sample bottle rises an intense fragrance between lilac and dill. Pretty much dill. In the glass, the whisky then needs a minute to unfold its full aroma. In addition, woodruff and mango. A drop of vegetable stock, cereal. Floral sweetness, elderflower syrup. Cucumber water? More elderberry with water.
    • Taste
      Without water: elderflower and dill. Reminiscent of the Glendalough Mizunara finish. Woodruff, little wood influence, block malt, nutmeg. With water: blockade, tea. Less dill.
    • Finish
      Remains of elderflower. Malty. Medium.

  10. ctu scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Finally a hogshead bomb, simple but great. Unique.
    • Nose
      Floral. Orange, vanilla, leavaned cucumber, grass and salt.
    • Taste
      Big syrupy bourbon notes with a lot of spices: ginger, pepper and clove. Candied orange peel.
    • Finish
      Long, fruity, spicy.


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