Benrinnes 12 The Manager's Dram
Added on Sunday, Nov 22, 2009 at 01:43 PM
  Bottler: OB
  Age: 12 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1988 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 63.00 % Region: Speyside
  Price: $500 Availability: Collectors Only
Distilled 2.11.1988.
Member Ratings and Notes
I think we have a new category-maker here, let's call it the delicious sulfur-bomb.  Gunpowder on the nose and a sort of tangy sulfury spice on the palate.  One might call this seriously flawed because of the sulfur content, but I find myself craving the taste.  I can see why they bottled this one, it's surely a very unique Benrinnes. 
Nose:  Rubbery and bit smoky
Palate: Initially some sweetness and then some rubber and a whole load of smoke, not peat, smoke and a charred taste with sulphur.
The finish is at once salty, smoky and bitter.  It stays with you, and not in a good way.

The nose is interesting, the palate is weird, the finish is downright objectionable.  Overall, this is pretty unpleasant. 
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