Benrinnes 1972 Signatory
Added on Wednesday, Dec 16, 2009 at 04:42 PM
  Bottler: Signatory
  Age: 24 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1972 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 56.40 % Region: Highland
  Price: N/A Availability: Collectors Only
Distilled 31.12.72       Bottled 8.4.97       Butt no. 9602       250 Bottles
Member Ratings and Notes

N: Faintly nutty but otherwise elusive.

P: Hello, big fruity powerful stuff, medicinal, grape soda, cough drops.  Where did that come from?  The nose reveals nothing.
F: Robitussin!  Chris Rock would love this stuff.


That's all we had when l was a kid: Robitussin.  No matter what you got, Robitussin better handle it.
Daddy, l got asthma.  Robitussin.


Daddy, l got cancer.  Robitussin.


Daddy, l broke my leg.  Daddy poured Robitussin on it. Yeah, boy, let that 'tussin get in there.  Let that 'tussin get on down to the bone.  The 'tussin ought to straighten out that bone. 


lf you run out of 'tussin, put some water in the jar, shake it up, more 'tussin.  More 'tussin!

Nose of general sherry, dry spices, tinge of lavender. The palate -- woah, what a nifty whisky! Rather woody and spiced, with walnuts. Yet it's not so spicy that I'd really call it a "spicy whisky." There is toffee that rolls in and out, with shiso leaves. A touch of water opens up a cedar aspect. Quite dry, but not too much. Finish continues the theme, and in the very end the shiso turns into garden mint (I know it's a fine line, but that's what I get). This is a really great single malt... er, was.  B+/A- 

N: Thiner than on the tongue. Caramel apple, cherry, strawberry, ginger and carrot cake.  Great dessert malt.


P: Wow! Explosive goodness.  So good. Hot sherry sweetness turns to . . . 


F: Spicy stuff!  


Nose:  Cherries in brown sugar


Palate:  Molassas, old wood, and sesame seed.  Fantastic!


Pepper and sherry but very bitter, and most of all medicinal - which isn't overwhelming, but is what you're left with on the finish. Still, it's rather tasty.

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