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Benrinnes

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List of the bottles

Benrinnes: Official bottlings

Benrinnes

Fauna & Flora, 15 years

Collection
Fauna & Flora
Age
15 years
Alcohol percentage
43,0 %
Bottler
Official
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Forum 85/100
Benrinnes

Colour : old gold with copper glints.
Nose : solid, powerful. Sugared hints of candied citrus fruits (tangerine, lemon) and heady perfumed flowers (honeysuckle, peony).
Palate : smooth, nearly juicy Marmalade, cooked red fruits (cherry, strawberry)
FInish : lingering, sweet. Fruity (prune, cherry plum). Black chocolate. Cedar. A very fine single malt.
(la Maison du Whisky)

Personal Comment
The sherryish nose is pleasantly complex. In the palate, some malted after taste, mixed with sherry hints goes though quantity of tastes, amongst which a kind of prunes jam (quetsch). A rather pleasant and complex bottle. The finish is too short, according to me, and reveals the same cooked prune hints on a slightly perfumed malted background. A very nice bottle.
84/100
A nicely balanced nose, where sherry tops the bill along beside fruit (prune) fragrances and something I cannot define precisely, but which adds complexity and pleasure to this whisky. In the palate, a very nice complexity where a rather strong prune taste is present, with hints of malt on the background, in a whole clearly marked by sherry. A nice lingering finish, where quetsche is very present.
88/100
The nose is clear and a nice smell of ripe prunes, macerated in sherry dominates some fresh leather hints. In the palate, some nice fruity notes, ripe prunes and slightly acid touches. A very nice finish, marked by sherry, and this prune impression is still present. A very nice bottle.
84/100
The nose hesitates between not ripe fruits and hints of yeast. Not very engaging first. After a while, the fruity side overcomes slowly.
The mouth is just interesting, no more. No complexity, no real pleasure. Fruity noes, both acid and tasteless.
The finish is rather long but does not leave a great memory behind neither.
This bottle has been opened for quite a long time. This explains probably the contrast of this notes with the previous ones...
74/100

Benrinnes

23 years. Cask Strength

Age
23 years
Alcohol percentage
58,8 %
Bottler
Official
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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88/100
Benrinnes CS
Personal Comment

The smell of gingerbread, malt, a little toast, a hint of sherry. A very slight tingling in my face, but not surprising given the level of alcohol. (this is not tasting blind ...). Cinnamon and cloves. All perfectly cast. Nice balance and good complexity.

On the palate, first a certain bitterness and great gentleness. Slightly acid notes follow. All in a nice balance. These notes of sweet spices are still present. Excellent impression.
A nice finish too. Long and warm, with the same notes slightly spicy and always this mix of acidity and bitterness.
A great surprise.

Tasting made in Highlander Inn.
88/100


Independent bottlings: Benrinnes

Benrinnes

Best Casks of Scotland 1992

Collection
Best casks of Scotland
Age
12 years
Alcohol percentage
43,0 %
Bottler
Jean Boyer
Cask
Sherry
Dates
Distil: 1992
Particularity
(Triple distillation)
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78/100
Benrinnes Jean Boyer

The Benrinnes distillery uses a triple distillation process which produces a silky and very pure whisky with exotic fruit, honey and biscuits notes.
This bottling has been matured in sherry casks, which gave him a chocolate flavoured and nutty fragrance, mixing well with the whisky own aromas.
The sherry cask contained 520 litres and has been distilled on March 3, 1992 and bottled in September 2004.
The production is about 750 bottles.
(note of the producer)

Personal Comment
The nose develops some strange but rather pleasant mix of earth and meat juice. Something between wood and sherry, not easy to describe, but not unique to this bottle. In the palate, a nice complexity, with clear woody fragrances, nut and chocolate and some clear malty notes. Quite a nice finish as well, recalling the nutty tones.
79/100
A strong smell of malt and yeast overruns the nose. No complexity first. Stable and wet hay hints...
The mouth seems slightly more complex, with this touch of acid which comes above the malt and yeast notes. But further, not so much pleasure in the palate.
The finish is of medium length, still dominated by those malty notes and those rather unpleasant hints of yeast...
74/100
Color: Gold
The smell of yeast, which reminds me that the smell of insecticide powder that was used during my childhood to destroy the nests of ants, is really unpleasant to me. Probably it comes from the process of triple distillation. But it is really difficult for me to appreciate it. Beyond the first impression, malt notes and undergrowth complete the picture.
The mouth is nicer. Some complexity and perhaps a slight regret ... the alcohol could be slightly higher, which would probably have this whisky to express better its potential. Nice malt notes.
The finish is long and extends the mouth. Pity that this nose is so unattractive ...
80/100

Benrinnes

Coopers Choice 1989

Collection
Coopers Choice
Age
12 years
Alcohol percentage
43,0 %
Bottler
The Vintage Malt Whisky company
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74/100
Benrinnes 1989
Personal Comment
A nose where acid hints mix with meat smells combined to cut grass on a background of plum jam. In the mouth, some flatness enhanced by some acid hints developing on malt and then a kind of metallic taste. Quite a strange feeling emerging from this whisky. A rather long finish, but without clear dominant feelings, but the memory of a drank whisky hanging. It deserves certainly another tasting, as it seems to need some more time to reveal all its qualities.
74/100

Benrinnes

Old Malt Cask, 14 years

Collection
Old malt cask
Age
14 years
Alcohol percentage
50,0 %
Bottler
Douglas Laing
Cask
Sherry butt
Cask number
single cask 1583
Dates
Distil: 1/11/1990 Bottling: 1/12/2004
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84/100
Benrinnes 14
Personal Comment
A very amazing nose, between the malt and the plastic smell of inflatable baloons. Some smoke on the background as well. The special and not really inviting nose is completely in contradiction with the palate, extraordinary complex, with nice citrus fruit notes, hints of haddock or hering, while the malty ansd smoky notes remain on the background together with the plastic sensation described earlier. Anyway, a very particular whisky, excellent, but with few in common with more "usual" whiskies. The finish is on the same register as the mouth was, long with hints somewhere between acidity and smoke, rubber and malt. In short, far from an usual bottle, but this for the greatest pleasure of the papilla's.
84/100
Malt and citrus fruits at the first nose, developing quickly on pleasant fruity notes with just a touch of smoke. In the palate, quite an acid impression developing slowly on sweeter notes without losing this touch of smoke. The mouth is very interesting, even if it is rather difficult to describe, as it is quite unusual. The acid notes come back for the finish to disappear again after a few moments. This whisky is rather difficult to define but is clearly different from most other ones. I like it.
84/100

Benrinnes

Gordon & MacPhail 1975 Reserve

Collection
Reserve
Age
31 years
Alcohol percentage
55,5 %
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail
Cask
First fill Sherry hogshead
Cask number
single cask 3444
Dates
Distil: 16-5-1975 Bottling: 19-10-2006
Bottle
204 btls
Particularity
(Triple distillation)
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75/100
Benrinnes Reserve 1975
Personal Comment
Colour: Dark Mahogany
The nose is not a surprise after having seen the colour of the whisky. Highly influenced by the sherry, and finally one wonders if any room is left for other odours than sherry. The answer is no ... Makes you wonder if it's a sherry or whisky is in the glass.
The palate is immediately less enjoyable ... Bitter and acidic sherry. An obvious imbalance in the aromas: acidity, alcohol and sherry. Bitterness. Not a lot of fun really. The contrast with the nose is quite surprising. The nose did not announces any annoying presence of alcohol, while the mouth is marked by tingling due to alcohol.
The finish is long and intense. It is actually a replica of the impressions of the mouth. Length and intensity are not synonymous of pleasure in this case.
After having seen which bottle I tasted (blind), the conclusion must be that this whisky deserves a second chance, because the impressions are not up to its reputation.
75/100

Benrinnes

Single Malts of Scotland, 17 years

Collection
The Single Malts of Scotland
Age
17 years
Alcohol percentage
55,8 %
Bottler
Specialty Drinks Ltd
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79/100
Benrinnes smos
Personal Comment
A nose with both hints of yeast and smells of fresh fruit. Remote nutty or woody touches.
In the palate, a first impression of dryness developing slowly on bitter notes before freeing some fruity tastes. Unfortunately, alcohol tingling is very present s well...
The finish is quite short and remains on the same register as the mouth with a bitterness dominant.
This bottle deserves probably another tasting in the next days.
79/100

Benrinnes

The distillery sites, 15 years

Collection
The distillery sites series
Age
15 years
Alcohol percentage
53,8 %
Bottler
Jack Wieber
Dates
Distil: 1998
Bottle
51 of 216 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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79/100
Benrinnes Jack Wieber 15
Personal Comment
Color: Gold
I definitely do not like the smell of yeast mixed with that kind of insecticide powder as we found it 40 years ago ... A sort of allergy to the smell between vomit of a baby and undergrowth which prevents me from feeling anything else in this whisky.
In the mouth, a mixture of overripe fruit and yeast masking the other flavors. A tangy sweet chocolate ... Really not my taste that case.
A rather long and relatively warm finish. Here fortunately inconvenience of mouth and nose have almost disappeared.

This whisky will definitely be appreciated by those who love the distillery Benrinnes. For my part, I would say one more disappointment. Could this be related to the way of distilling (triple distillation) used in the distillery ...?
79/100

Benrinnes

14 years

Collection
Single Cask Series
Age
14 years
Alcohol percentage
57,8 %
Bottler
Master of Malt
Cask
First fill sherry
Dates
Distil: 09/1998 Bottling: 09/2012
Bottle
56 of 548 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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WDTS2014-02 84/100
Benrinnes 14 MoM
Personal Comment
WDTS2014-02
Commentaire de Wsteimel
Color : Orange amber
Nose: Oranges, fresh hay, flowers, and some antiseptic?
Taste: oak, butter, toffee, oranges, dense, oily
Finish: long, more oak, butterscotch, black pepper, smooth

90/100
WDTS2014-02
Commentaire de Jean-Michel
Colour: Tawny
Nose: Fudgy and slightly grassy (industrial crystallized fruits) at first, like a young Speysider bodybuilded in a generous sherry cask. Given time, less fudge, more red fruits, and a pleasant sourness. Strawberry jam. Salted prunes (umeboshi). And with a drop of water, some pineapple.
Mouth: Hot. Over 55% ? Hot, but drinkable. Quite sweet. Sweet and sour, actually. Prune liqueur (Umeshu), and a hint of burnt wood.  With a drop of water, the balance is even better. Less sugar, more pineapple flambee.
Finish: Of medium length. Very consistent with the mouth.
Comment: Scary at first nosing (another youngish massive sherry malt lacking personality?), this whisky deserves to be given time. You will then discover an enjoyable tasty malt. A nice sherried Bunnah? A good surprise from Glen Scotia? Nice malt anyway.

88/100
WDTS2014-02
Commentaire de Krucifyx
Nose: First remark at the opening: it has som the sugar cane characteristics / brown sugar (special finish?)
After a little aeration, the nose develops on nice notes of caramel, honey. Fruit basket shyly present in the background?

Palate: After a first tasteless sip, it was quickly overtaken by the spices that come to enter the mouth. Peppery notes come awaken the taste buds, and gradually leaves notes of fruit (grapes, plums), covered with salt and vanilla. What a pity that the caramel nose does not come tie everything more openly!

Final: Relatively average in duration, it echoes the mouth.

I return to the empty glass ... to discover espresso notes, chocolate (hazelnut coffee?), Mixed with vinous notes.

Given the color and profile (mostly empty glass), I think I have an idea of the distillery ...
86/100
WDTS2014-02
Commentaire de Samhain
Colour: copper

Nose: Dates, cacao and a little graphite notes like they appear when sharpening a pencil

Palate: alcoholic attack, but together with Cherries and dark chocolate, when adding water some sulphur notes appear like rubber while fruitiness fades away

The finish is long and warm and a little mouth drying. It is a powerful Sherry malt I suppose?

85/100
WDTS2014-02
Commentaire de Mathieutaz13
Nose: The sherry is very strong with a lot of dark chocolate and nuts.
Some sulfur and mineral notes (stone rifle) and a wax mixture for old furniture and tool grease.
A bit of dried apricot and a lot of spices
With aeration becomes fused with roasted notes (coffee) and caramel scents (without the side but sweet) short nose old rivesaltes!
I would say that is a rather dry profile of oloroso cask.

Taste: Much more powerful than the nose, above 50 °!
Fruit (orange peel and dried apricot) praline side with hazelnut and bitter chocolate but also many spices.
A hint of mint brings some freshness like after eight.
Finale on the cold ristretto rather long and warm.

conclusion
Nice dry sherry, pity he lacks a bit of greadiness for my taste and the woody side is a little too present but will surely fade with a good opening period!
85/100
WDTS2014-02
Commentaire de Jbrice
Nose: It sniffs sherry cask ... The rotten fruit at the start (not pejorative). This dissipates, giving way to a lot of sulphur, the scraped match, wood. After a few minutes of breathing, you can feel of dates, figs, plums, and a few berries.

Palate: It is the wood which dominates and infrequently. It feels a lot of alcohol, I guess that whisky is not reduced and unfiltered. It's a bit unbalanced. It's still nice because the mouth is syrupy.

Final: Average on a little fruit and wood.

Comments: A whisky that has aged in sherry cask, probably young, with uncompromising personality. I'm not very objective because I like that kind of same profile if there is no complexity.
85/100
WDTS2014-02
Commentaire de Savoureur
appearance: light amber
nose: medium intensity, well integrated alcohol, half-sweet half-dry sherry, balsamic vinegar, slightly burnt caramel
taste: medium intensity, moderately well integrated alcohol, drier than the nose, bitterness and burnt caramel are more present, silky
finish: medium

84/100
WDTS2014-02
Commentaire de Jeep
Nose: it tingles a little ... a lot actually. It's pretty close. You want to guess the rancio, dried fruit, but it is difficult. Some notes of rubber and plastic, tobacco and leather.
Taste: Much more balanced. Raisins, dried figs, oxidative side well marked: rancio, leather, nuts, sweet spices. That may be a bit too sweet for my taste.
Final: Moderately long on saffron, leather, curry, nuts. Very yellow wine.
Conclusion: The nose is plain, but this whisky drinks well. A Glendronach (the parliament)?
84/100
WDTS2014-02
Commentaire de Peb
Color: red gold
Nose: nose quite oily (olive notes and mostly butter) and woody (sawdust). It is rather a "green" profile with notes some meat or sulfur. It also detects red fruits. Very caramel pastry.
Mouth: attack a little spicy. The meaty notes disappear and are dominated rather by a side at a time and sherry both earth. Honey and pepper notes. It's a little too spicy for my taste ...
Finale: medium long, withers notes of sherry, salt and pepper.

This is not hurt, but it's pretty explosive on the palate. This dram makes me think of a young Talisker sherry with an explosive little side dominated. I'm not fully convinced ...
Dominant profile: pastry, butter, sherry, earthy, sulfur.
84/100
WDTS2014-02
Commentaire de Jmputz
Color: Amber
On the nose, a mix of plum jam and powdered insecticide. Fortunately after a few moments jam dominates. We are dealing here with a rather marked sherry. Not a very complex whisky but a nice balance.
The first impression in the mouth is very nice, but unfortunately the sherry sweetness is quickly capped by less enticing bitter notes. The mouth has a very endearing side, but also one that I dislike slightly. The balance of the nose is broken here but actually without a complexity increase.
The finish is long and warm, also dominated by sherry.
83/100
WDTS2014-02
Commentaire de Corbuso
Colour: Old gold
Nose: Vegetal, round, on leather, slightly farmy, on tangerine and spices.
Taste: Smooth, round, floral, vegetal, slightly rubbery, on leather, spices and tangerine. The finish is medium, rubbery, spicy, fruity, and vegetal, on spices and orange zest.
Impression: A vegetal and rubbery sherried-influence whisky, with some fudge.

82/100
WDTS2014-02
Commentaire de Singlemalt71
Nose: Immediately fresh sherry tones which become warmer in time. After a few minutes more spiciness, red fruit and characteristics of wood. At the end some sourness in combination with floral influences!
Taste: Very sharp, spicy, but clearly some sourness as well.
Finish: Long and spicy with and sour and bitter aftertaste.

81/100
WDTS2014-02
Commentaire de Kundalini
Colour: copper Gold
Nose: Dark chocolate, grapes, sweet notes, perhaps Rum, nose gets weaker after some time
Mouth: very strong, intensive grape and wine notes, must be a finish, later some sulphur notes

80/100

Benrinnes: samples

Benrinnes

Gifted Stills 2001

Collection
Gifted Stills
Age
5 years
Alcohol percentage
43,0 %
Bottler
Jean Boyer
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79/100
Personal Comment
The nose seems to be rather typical for a Benrinnes, with difficult to describe smells, meat and undergrowth hings. In the palate, the taste is first quite discrete, and the mouth followes perfectly the nose. Same impressions, same difficulties to describe them. The taste is even special as the nose was. The finish is cast in the same mould, with the same obsessing notes than in the palate or at the first nosing. This is definitely not my favourite.
79/100
The very first nose is quite unpleasant, as it is made from yeast and young leather. Fortunately it develops soon on meaty and malty hints which I prefer even if this is not my favourite combination of smells.
The palate is more interesting even if it remains quite discrete. Nice fruity notes above the yeast and malt impressions which remain on the background. The mouth is pleasantly sweet.
The finish is quite long and remains dominated by this strange impression of leather/yeast which could come from the triple distillation which is used by the distillery.
79/100

Benrinnes

Gordon & MacPhail 1993 Reserve

Collection
Reserve
Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail
Cask
refill sherry
Cask number
single cask 4612
Dates
Distil: 1993
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79/100
Personal Comment
A nose between cut grass freshness and cashew nut bitterness. A light veil of smoke above the whole.
In the palate, cashew nut seems to dominate and some hints of milk chocolate appear. Alcohol is obviously present.
The finish is rather short and prolongs the mouth.
79/100

Benrinnes

Single Cask Collection

Age
26 years
Alcohol percentage
58,3 %
Bottler
Kintra
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84/100
Personal Comment

The nose is typical of Benrinnes. A little fairly yeasty smell typical waste a little bit the fun. Otherwise, the nose is balanced and has no other major flaw.
The mouth is better than the nose, despite a fairly strong tingling due to alcohol. Beautiful citrus notes appear after a few moments. Once the alcohol tamed, the palate is creamy and pleasant without being complex.
The finish is quite long and the same impressions of citrus and alcohol, although perfectly integrated, are present here too.
This tasting was not done blindly.
A very good whisky, technically flawless. Too bad that I do not usually like Benrinnes products (probably due to the triple distillation specific to this distillery)
84/100


Benrinnes

L'Esprit Whisky, 14 yo

Collection
L'Esprit whisky
Age
14 years
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Whisky & Rhum
Cask
first fill sherry butt
Cask number
single cask 6863
Dates
Distil: 02/09/1998 Bottling: 04/09/2012
Bottle
96 of 197 btls
Particularity
Non chillfiltered
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WDTS2013-02 82/100
Benrinnes 98 WR
Personal Comment
WDTS2013-02
Commentaire de Wiski
Colour: Gold

Nose: The nose is very fruity, on citrus (especially orange, peel, bark), with hints of nuts (walnut, hazelnut). Pretty vanilla. The texture is creamy and delicious with notes of pastry (almond paste, caramel). Aeration brings notes of heather, lavender.

Palate: The palate is original, with notes of sweet spices (ginger, cinnamon), with the tannic dimension, drier, almost vinous (sherry) on the kernel (bitter almond and marzipan sweet) and dried fruit (raisins, apricots).

Finale: On notes of leather, sweet spices and always bitter orange.
88/100
WDTS2013-02
Commentaire de Savoureur
appearance: yellow straw
nose: medium intensity, well integrated alcohol, balsamic vinegar, mineral, fresh mint, caramel, roasted grains
taste low to medium intensity, alcohol well integrated, lemony sourness, malty, slightly burnt caramel
finish: medium
87/100
WDTS2013-02
Commentaire de Whiskywardrobe
“Toffee on the nose and a slighty sulphury palate. Glenmorangie? Maybe 10 to 12 years old. I would say 50€ but it really doesn't worth them”
This dram has a gold-like color.
Nose (89): (5)more than average. toffee, citrus, vanilla, floral.
Taste (86): smooth, powerful. honey, sulphur, wood, nuts, spices.
Finish (87): (4)average. nuts, spices.

87/100
WDTS2013-02
Commentaire de Jmputz
Color: Gold
The nose is marked by that smell of yeast that I personally find quite unpleasant. Grains and flint. Not very complex. Hope that the mouth is more expressive. After a long aeration, the nose ​​eventually become pleasant with subtle nut notes.
In the mouth, little surprises. The mouth is in the exact extension of the nose, with notes of cereal mixed with a slight bitterness. Without being very complex this mouth remains interesting and is also well balanced. Also a slight citrus presence.
The finish is long and prolongs perfectly the mouth.
86/100
WDTS2013-02
Commentaire de Pierrebzh
Colour: pale gold with golden highlights

Nose: rather floral, a touch of raisin is present with hints of coffee, rather small nose, but as there is some complexity.

Palate: it is very fruity (passion fruit, pineapples) and a touch of coconut, one side salty / sweet that reminds me of Old Pulteney. The body is robust. At the second tasting I felt a big difference in the mouth with nice notes of raisin.

Finish: Medium with fruit and a sweet / salty interesting

Refined but discreet nose, in the mouth was an interesting explosion of flavor
85/100
WDTS2013-02
Commentaire de Mars
Nose: Fruits too ripe, bold, heavy, fresh apricot. Fireworks appear after a while.

Taste: Spicy, lemony, fresh apricot.

Finale: Fruits too ripe, a little fireworks who's getting louder with the addition of water. Long with spices, fresh apricot and a meaty side.

Comments: Nice to drink but a little disturbing to my taste.

84/100
WDTS2013-02
Commentaire de Dagde
Nose: The nose reminds baking (apple turnover), returns with almonds, coffee. There is also a bit of malt and butter. Overall, this is a simple nose but the theme is on a pastry journey without sugar gluttony.

Palate: The texture is quite silky and neutrality nose is found, circling butter, malt, but also grain notes and a hint of apple. This clearly lacks expressiveness and precision but it is not devoid of charm. Adding water is useful, removing the excess alcohol.

Final: Tis Pity it's a little short and it loses all its small details (almonds, malt, fruit) which was his balance before. The aftertaste is on the green apple.

Comment: A strange whisky that does not shine by its aromatic punch. We must recognize him against the charm and uniqueness pleasant especially the nose, which is free from defects.
84/100
WDTS2013-02
Commentaire de Singlemalt71
Nose: Very fruity (plums), sweet and sourness with some slightly sherry notes. Afterwards a little bit of spice with some wood tones.

Taste: Spicy, some sweet and bitterness.

Finish: Long with some little bitterness again.

84/100
WDTS2013-02
Commentaire de Jbrice
Nose: Immediately fermented fruit aromas (not pejorative), then a pastry side, biscuit and butter (Breton butter palet shortbread). Cereals, almond paste. Some yellow fruits in the background. Sulfur touches.

Taste: Surely reduced, pleasant, slightly woody and rather sweet. Alcoholic power under control.

Finish: Long hints of citrus and minerals. Medicinal side appears after a while.

Comments: Everything suggests that this profile is a young Highland Malt reduced and high bourbon barrel or hogshead. That said, I like roundness.
84/100
WDTS2013-02
Commentaire de Mapi
Light gold color

Nose: The nose is a powerful at first glance, a little heavy. The aromas are placed on cereal, beeswax before revealing notes of maritime pine ( st marc cleaning product). I finally found traces of smoked fish (haddock).
Dilution highlights even more the Landes pine.

Palate: The texture is creamy before alcohol appears in the middle palate (evaporation on the tongue). The second part of the tasting is clearly on the Landes pine before giving way to such bitterness like the cooked chicory.

Final: The final evolves on several registers, bitter, fat with the return of haddock mixed with pine sap that turns gradually into maple syrup.

Surprising whisky.
84/100
WDTS2013-02
Commentaire de RX21
Color: Gold
Nose: On the fruits
Mouth: Rubber, sherry, dried fruits. Longue tingling
Finish: Medium on the dried fruits

84/100
WDTS2013-02
Commentaire de Tomy63
Colour: pale gold.
Nose: I feel sweet notes straight away that remind me a refill sherry but it will be less the case in the mouth. IThere is also a bit of caramel, apple, apple pie, vanilla, butter cake, cereal, some citrus too.
Mouth is quite soft (43-46%?), Nice creamy texture, rather sweet but there is also a quite pronounced acidity and a slight bitterness in the finish. There are cereals, crumble, caramel, a bit of fruit.
Finish: medium length, less fruity, always cereal, butter cookie.
Easy to drink whiskey, not necessarily very complex, which does not seem very old. Not my style.
83/100
WDTS2013-02
Commentaire de Cocojazzsta
Colour: Straw
Nose: young sherry notes with a hot rubber side rather present, it was with a lot of dried fruit: green walnuts, prunes, raisins, hazelnuts and almonds, on the side of the spices, cardamom, in the background there is a vegetal side (dry grass) and some exotic notes emerging, pity that we should try to find them up behind this hot rubber
Palate: soft with a nice oily side, dried fruits earlier detected on the nose, including almonds, raisins and prunes, hints of rubber and tar are present and fairly well built, relatively balanced overall, final average length on dried fruit and hints of tar
82/100
WDTS2013-02
Commentaire de Jeep
Nose: The nose is mineral (flint) and vegetal (buds ...). With aeration, it is right and on the same flavors. Slight hints of honey sweets and salted butter caramel point the tip of their nose.
Taste: Quite light. The texture is rather oily but the whisky lacks power (mouthfeel quickly becomes watery). The mouth is first on pepper. Chalk too, light fruit (tangerines may be) and grapeseed oil. There is also something rather "fat" but difficult to identify: Engine oil may be.
Final: Little persistent. We find the same flavors in the mouth with perhaps a little more fruit.
Conclusion: Ok on this one. Not my thing.
81/100
WDTS2013-02
Commentaire de Malt1972
Colour: gold
Nose: fresh and clean. Grainy and yeasty. Fruity (melon, pear and green apples) with a floral edge. Also herbal notes.
Taste: sweet and smooth. Medium bodied. Nuts and pine. Fruit flavours again. Some pepper and nutmeg later on.
Finish: quite long. Bittersweet.

Comment: not a dram to remember for a long time.

81/100
WDTS2013-02
Commentaire de Piazzolla
Nose: Very typical sherry (nuts and dried fruit). Buttered pastry and aeration. Very ripe banana. Do not tempt me.
Palate: especially on very ripe banana note that persists then slides into a bit too strong bitterness for my taste. A rather simplistic hint of kirsch too. Yeast at aftertaste.
Final: average, in line with the mouth.
Conclusion: Not really my style and a little too simple in my opinion. Lack of balance. Looks like a young whisky which was in a too active cask(medium-quality sherry).
79/100
WDTS2013-02
Commentaire de Jean-Michel
Colour: Pale gold.

Nose: Cheapo crystallized angelica, see what I mean? Those green little squares you have in low-end industrial pound cakes. What else? Well… low-end industrial pound cake… Not really to my liking, I’m afraid.

Mouth: Better now. Salt strikes first. Lots of salt, actually. And mushrooms too. Lots of dried trumpets of the dead. Becomes sweeter as it becomes hotter, with a light taste of violet sweet, but salt is still here. Quite some tannins and a balance on the edge, though a rather low ABV (~46%?).

Finish: Long, slightly soapy, with a flowery aftertaste.

Comment: Salt, angelica, dried mushroom, violet… A queer mixture that doesn’t match my taste.

76/100
WDTS2013-02
Commentaire de Flonews
Color: clear

Nose: air and volatile, with notes of lemon and grapefruit. Alcohol. More woody background is revealed with time.

Taste: After an explosive attack and alcohol, all turns on persistent notes of butter. It is surprising, but lacks complexity and roundness. Volatile citrus notes are very fleeting.

Final: Butter and still persists, making the final rather long though simplistic

Whisky hardly greedy but warns before striking. Citrus from the nose lack of ripening are very fleeting in mouth. Base turns surprisingly on the butter, but this change is not enough to give body to the whole.

88/100
WDTS2013-02
Commentaire de Roblanza
color: gold
nose: sour sweets, some apricot and something daft.
taste: not really, it's also daft as in the nose with some fruitiness and spiciness

60/100

Benrinnes; not in collection

Benrinnes

Dun Bheagan 1980

Collection
Dun Bheagan
Age
20 years
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Ian McLeod
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BT2008 0/100
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Benrinnes

1989

Collection
Cask Collection
Age
15 years
Alcohol percentage
55 %
Bottler
Signatory
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79/100
Personal Comment

Benrinnes

Gordon & MacPhail 1989

Collection
Reserve
Age
No age statement
Alcohol percentage
46 %
Bottler
Gordon & MacPhail
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79/100
Benrinnes Gordon & MacPhail
Personal Comment

Benrinnes

1982, The Bottlers

Age
26 years
Alcohol percentage
57,4 %
Bottler
The Bottlers
Cask
Refill sherry butt
Cask number
single cask 3229
Dates
Distil: 1982 Bottling: 2009
Particularity
Non chillfiltered cask strength
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Forum 91/100
Personal Comment

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