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Overall rating
87.63/100
votes
29
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Adelphi (AD)
Bottling serie
Scyfion Choice
Vintage
1997
Bottled
2017
Calculated age
20 years old
Casktype
19 month finish in Beykush Artania Cask
Number of bottles
226
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
20 Aug 2017 3:18 pm by Alexander Bondarenko
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 150.00

7 × in wishlist

29 × member ratings

66 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Benrinnes 1997 AD

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.63 points

  1. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Good (22) Really cool, on a full fortress, probably, it was steep. (89)
    • Nose
      Bright, tropical fruits and honey. Orange and spices.Mondpier and biscuit. (23)
    • Taste
      In the taste of fruit and caramel, spices, biscuit and wax. (22)
    • Finish
      Finish repeats the taste. Berry jam on a bread crust. Tree and spices. (22)

  2. Vladimir Ziryanov scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    I do not know what Artania is, but whisky itself is very similar to bourbon aging, which impresses me very much
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. Whiskylifestyle scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Turkish delight. A hint of Hubba Bubba chewing gum. And then apricots. Red apples. Caramel. It’s quite sweet and fruity, but lovely. Sweet oranges and honey.
    • Taste
      Honey. A sweet pink grapefruit in the background. Pears, apples. Caramel and vanilla. Then it gets spicy, chilli peppers and ginger.
    • Finish
      Mid-long. Somewhat spicy, minerals and the fruits.

  4. thijs100 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Old oak with varnish and furniture polish, but also apricot, gooseberry and sultanas, as well as a hint of fudge. A touch of olive oil and straw, as well as lemon peel and orange marmelade. The balance is intriguing.
    • Taste
      Fresh with subtle spices (white pepper, ginger) and lovely fruity flavours, like apple juice and bitter lemon peel. The wine cask influence must be fairly minimal, as this seems mostly prototypical Benrinnes. It has a thick mouthfeel, only adding to the pleasurable experience, and plenty of character.
    • Finish
      Lingering spices and soft fruits. Long.

  5. Ostap scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Cute, delicious whisky, bar option. Rather consistent and balanced. Mourning a little extra, like me, an oak in the aftertaste.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Candy, caramel, duscé, barberry, candied fruit, sweet a soda, white wine, coconut, creamy irises, chewing gum, vanilla, minerals, green grass, dried fruit (apricot, pear, apple), fig, fig, kumquat, a little chocolate, orange (orange jam), spices, sponge cake. A salty note pops out. Quiet, balanced, tangible wine and delicious aroma.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Dense, dessert, dried fruit (pear, apples, apricots), butter, mineral, caramel, fig, fig in chocolate, wax, meat component. Deliciously!
    • Finish
      87 87
      Wine, warming, dried fruits, oak, a little bit of meat, wax, dry and knit, at the end of a bit of bitter bitter wood.

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