Benrinnes 1984 Chieftain's
Added on Sunday, Nov 20, 2011 at 01:09 AM
  Bottler: Ian Macleod & Co Ltd
  Age: 26 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1984 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 58.10 % Region: Speyside
  Price: $170 Availability: Specialty Stores

October 1984 / July 2011       Cask no. 2266       456 Bottles

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Member Ratings and Notes

Nose of peanuts, oil, acrid white wine. Some green stuff, like pond scum. Slightly gaseous (read: kinda farty).


Palate is quite sweet, honeyed. Vanilla ice cream. This intensifies in the very long finish where chocolate joins with nondescript spice, but then things turn a little too dry for my preferences.


This is an odd one but definitely one to try. The first time I tasted it, I thought the palate and finish were in sharp contrast (sweet vs. metallic/dry). Then the second and third times I tried it, my thought was that the nose is funky but that the palate is sweet and candied, with only minor objections to the finish. The second tasting was controlled and the other two social, so make of it what you will. Anyhow, I'd happily drink your bottle. 


n: Faint apricots


p: Hot with fruits, maybe apple and apricot.  Solventy with Oatmeal.  Not much to like here until you add water, and then we’re in business because the flavors emerge from the burn.


f: Assuming you aren’t too burnt, the finish is average with little to say.




N: cinnamon chewing gum, old bandages, lightly floral

P: more peat than expected, resin and oil, white grapes

F: very spicy finish that eventually gets rubbery

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