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Benrinnes 15 yo 1998/2013 (47,9%, Sansibar, sherry, 233 bottles) - 021213

 


 


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Benrinnes- Scotch Malt Whisky - Region: Speyside
WF Distillery Ranking: Cinquième Cru Classé (all current rankings here)


Status: Active - Stills: 4 (2 wash, 2 spirit) - Founded: 1835
Address: Aberlour, Banffshire AB38 9NN - Phone: +44 (0)1340-871 215
Web: www.malts.com - More info: Malt Madness  


My favourite expression so far:
Benrinnes 1993/2006 (57.9%, Jean Boyer, Sherry cask, Best Casks of Scotland)
88 points - Last tasted on October 25, 2006 - Tasting notes here.
Benrinnes
General Distillery Profile - keywords (wazzat?)
Caramel Sherry Orange Oily Ham Smoky Roasted Meaty Malty

MM Distillery profile:
The Benrinnes distillery (sometimes spelled as 'Ben Rinnes') was constructed near the site of an earlier distillery which was built near Whitehouse Farm, Banffshire in 1826. It was perhaps not the most fortunate choice of locations: the first Benrinnes distillery was destroyed by a flood in 1829. Ordinary people might have given up, but... More on Malt Madness.
Benrinnes

Check all the 'winners' (90 points or more) on this wee list (PDF)

Whiskyfun tasting notes
OB - no vintage
  • Benrinnes 12 yo ‘The Manager's Dram' (63%, OB, bottled 1988) - 110912
  • Benrinnes 15 yo (43%, Flora & Fauna, +/-1998) - no notes - 83
  • Benrinnes 23 yo 1985/2009 (58.8%, OB) - 031209
OB - vintage
  • Benrinnes 1996/2009 'Manager's Choice' (59.1%, OB, cask #8994, 324 bottles) - 111110
Berry Bros & Rudd
  • Benrinnes 1984/2011 (56.5%, Berry Bros & Rudd, cask #2270) - 040412
The Bottlers
  • Benrinnes 26 yo 1982/2009 (57.4%, The Bottlers, refill sherry butt, cask #3229) - 111110
  • Benrinnes 17 yo 1985/2002 (60.2%, The Bottlers, refill sherry butt, cask #1852) - no notes - 87
Cadenhead - Duthies
  • Benrinnes 27 yo 1962/1989 (44%, Cadenhead, mini) - 040412
Chieftain's - McLeod
  • Benrinnes 21 yo 1979 (61.5%, Chieftain’s Choice, +/-2000) - 021213
Coopers Choice
  • Benrinnes 12 yo 1989/2002 (43%, Coopers Choice) - no notes - 78
Dewar Rattray - A.D. Rattray
  • Benrinnes 13 yo 1996/2009 (57%, A.D. Rattray, Cask Collection, Sherry Hogshead #6461, 315 bottles)- 031209
  • Benrinnes 13 yo 1998/2012 (53.5%, A.D. Rattray, sherry butt, cask #6850, 499 bottles) - 250413
  • Benrinnes 12 yo 'Stronachie' (43%, A.D. Rattray, batch #02/12, 2012) - 021213
  • Benrinnes 18 yo ‘Stronachie’ (46%, A.D. Rattray, 2010) - 261110
Douglas Laing
  • Benrinnes 17 yo 1994/2011 (55.1%, Douglas Laing, Old Malt Cask for Whisky Shop Dufftown, sherry butt, 300 bottles) - 110912
Dun Eideann
  • Benrinnes 1989/2000 (43%, Dun Eideann, France) - no notes - 79
Gordon & MacPhail
  • Benrinnes 14 yo 1968 (40%, G&M Connoisseur’s Choice old brown label) - 160805
  • Benrinnes 19 yo 1968/1987 (57.1%, Sestante) - 280808
  • Benrinnes 1972/1995 (40%, G&M Connoisseur’s Choice) - 080504
  • Benrinnes 1975/2006 (46%, Gordon & MacPhail for Juuls, cask #3443, 250 bottles) - 280808
  • Benrinnes 1975/2006 (55.5%, Gordon & MacPhail for Holland, cask #3444, 204 bottles) - 280808
  • Benrinnes 1978/1995 (40%, G&M Centenary Reserve) - no notes - 76
  • Benrinnes 1990/2003 (46%, G&M Reserve, cask #6677) - no notes - 84
James MacArthur
  • Benrinnes 12 yo bottled 1991 (63.8%, James MacArthur) - 090305
Jean Boyer
  • Benrinnes 12 yo 1992/2004 (43%, Jean Boyer, Best Casks of Scotland) - 280808
  • Benrinnes 1993/2006 (57.9%, Jean Boyer, Sherry cask, Best Casks of Scotland) - 251006
  • Benrinnes 2001/2006 (43%, Jean Boyer, Gifted Stills) - 270707
MacKillop's Choice
  • Benrinnes 1985/1999 (43%, Mac Kullick's Choice, cask #1213) - no notes - 64
Malts of Scotland
  • Benrinnes 1988/2009 (46.3%, Malts of Scotland, cask #888, 175 bottles) - 031209
Norse Cask
  • Benrinnes 12 yo 1994/2006 (59%, Norse Cask, hogshead #601, 290 bottles) - 270707
Scotch Single Malt Circle
  • Benrinnes 1988/2006 (53.7%, Scotch Single Malt Circle, cask #891) - 280808
Signatory
  • Benrinnes 15 yo 1982/1998 (43%, Signatory, cask #3225) - 090305
  • Benrinnes 15 yo 1989/2005 (55%, Signatory, cask #2363, 690 bottles) - 251006
The Whisky Fair - The Whisky Agency - Perfect Dram - Liquid Sun
  • Benrinnes 28 yo 1984/2012 (49,9%, Liquid Library, refill sherry hogshead, 271 bottles) - 111212
  • Benrinnes 15 yo 1998/2013 (47,9%, Sansibar, sherry, 233 bottles) - 021213
Various IB
  • Benrinnes 2002/2009 (46%, Càrn Mor Scottish Collection, hogshead, cask #5) - 021213
 
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