Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society (SMWS)
Bottling serie
Vibrant and inspirational
Stated Age
19 years old
Refill Ex-Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
61.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
04 Apr 2017 7:17 pm by Armando
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 107.00

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Whisky Reviews for Benrinnes 1997 SMWS 36.123

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.08 points

  1. Andytka3 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    N- Seems always getting the cherry on smws bottling, perhaps I am out of vocabulary to describe due to fatigue on nosing. Anyway, this sweetie greets with ripe cherry in a nice way, toffee quick to follow and accompany by the moist scents of Nyonya's Gula Melaka pudding, lightly burnt caramel and vanilla cream. With grassy and eucalyptus notes to capped the sweetness, the combo strike up a good balance on bouquet with fine strength to pleased. Get more berries and ester notes at tail, enjoy the generous breeze of honey, pears and peaches.

    P- Nice melt in your mouth effect as the powerful strength dissolve gently on palate, feel like custard pastries overdose with citrus sourness. Husky malt and cereal sphere filled with honey, nutmeg and almond. Feel like wee stiff on oak.

    F- Medium-long, oak and the meaty distillate start to falling apart, more raw pungent nutmeg and unpleasant bitterness oily peels emerged, make it notch too heavy and lack the finesse that indulge me to want more. Still good, with some water perhaps.

    — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. Armando did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    SMWS Tasting Notes

    Flavour Profile: Spicy and dry

    Colour: Aspirational gold

    We opened the door to be met with a vibrant array of aromas. The wooden fruit bowl on the old table contained a variety of stone fruits, pineapples, dried mango and dried slices of orange. Beside it sat an antique globe and glossy travel magazines with a bottle of pine bubble bath and lavender oil. Perusing the old leather bound library books on the shelf our attention was drawn to a stack of flat pack furniture that had been placed on the old Persian rug. Someone passed around a bag of sweets containing Refreshers, parma violets and Turkish delight, which seemed to accompany the setting quite perfectly.

    Drinking tip: Whilst planning your trip around the globe


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