Merk
Benrinnes
Leeftijd
23 years old
Expressie
1985
Whisky type
Single Malt
Distilleerderij
Benrinnes Distillery
Herkomst
Speyside, Schotland
Jaar gedistilleerd
1985
Gelimiteerde uitgave
6.000 flessen
ABV.
58,80%
Bron
Diageo

Review door Benrinnes

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Kleur

Rich, deep mahogany with good beading.

Geur

Classic, muscular Benrinnes with an added and immensely seductive sweetness rippling through it. Crème brulée with a highly caramelised surface. Intense black fruits (prunes), Christmas cake and dates, laced with rich sherry. Behind, a beefy note with some allspice, like a touch of gravy left in the meat pan. Water (just a splash) initially brings the toffee-apple sweetness even more into focus above such meatiness. As it becomes waxier the fruity notes withdraw, yet some moist Christmas cake remains - much later, the meatiness reasserts itself. Superb balance and complexity.

Smaak

Big, powerful and immediately assertive. Sweet, then mouth drying, yet not astringent because that concentrated sweetness remains. Waxy-viscous texture; slight traces of brimstone. Raisin and lots of date. Softens as it moves slowly across the tongue. Water lightens the grip and introduces a lightly smoked character. The voluptuous texture is countered by tannic dryness. Sweet to start and beefy, in all senses. Very, very good.

Afdronk

Exceptionally long, dry and warming, leaving a mellow, lingering aftertaste of treacle and sandalwood.

Notitie

A classic European Oak profile and a wonderful digestif; big and sweet then mouth drying and just very, very good. There is something deliciously festive about this whisky. It’s redolent of a log fire in the library, buttered crumpets and candles on the Christmas tree.

Bron: Diageo