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Benrinnes
15 year old

  • Distillery:

    Benrinnes

  • Company:

    Diageo

  • Cask Maturation

    Matured in Ex-sherry oak casks

  • Strength

    43% ABV

  • Note

    Flora & Fauna Series

  • Distilled:

    2005

  • Bottled:

    2020

  • Price

    50 - 60

  • Country:

    Scotland

  • Region

    Speyside

  • Adres

    Benrinnes Distilery Aberlour Moray AB38 9NN United Kingdom

  • Website:

    www.malts.com

  • Type:

    Single Malt

  • Volume:

    70, 75 cl

  • Age:

    15 year old

Very good
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Taste note

  • Colour:

    Bright mahogany

  • Nose:

    A rich nose, presenting an early impression of chocolate liqueurs - perhaps rum filled, although there is a light sherry-wood note as well. Light smokiness, and a dense floral note. 'Vintage car upholstery' describes it best. An evocative combination of old leather, oil, burnt rubber and exhaust fumes. With water, similar but fresher; polished wood, a piney note. Still a heavy nose. The vintage car leather scents persist when further reduced - at which a faint mustiness creeps in.

  • Palate:

    Richly sweet, full, rum-like, with a centre palate impact. In spite of the sweetness, not cloying.

  • Finish:

    Dries out slightly in the finish, where there is also a 'catch' which might be taken for peat-smoke. Medium length, leaving a faintly sherried aftertaste.

  • Conclusion:

    A rather well-balanced and delicious representation of what Benrinnes is capable of and it is further proof that sherry casks and meaty malts make for a wondrous pairing. The mouthfeel is generally oily with a touch of dryness at the end.

Flavor profile

Spice

Spice

Smoke

Smoke

Citrus

Citrus

Sweet

Sweet

Wood

Wood

Rich Fruits

Rich fruits

Other aromas

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