Benrinnes 1985 The Bottlers
Added on Friday, Feb 23, 2007 at 06:35 AM
  Bottler: The Bottlers
  Age: 17 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1985 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 60.20 % Region: Speyside
  Price: $95 Availability: Overseas Specialty
Member Ratings and Notes
Sherry and some ginger, spicy cedar burnt peanut brittle.  Fantastic and rich, syrupy.  A-

Retaste: Rubber hints detract.  B
Sweet full nose, burnt caramel and a little spice, really sucks you in.  Bold flavor, very warm, syrupy with caramel, orange rind and slight cedar notes.  Very complex, rich and full bodied.  Finish is hot but exceptionally smooth and very inviting.  Excellent. 
Sweet nose. Tastes of toasted marshmellows.  Short sweet finish. 
Nose of leather and old books.  Full body, nutty malt, winey goodness, long malty finish.   I swear this must have been finished in the same cask as the Glen Elgin 16!  Damn fine. 
Stong maple nose. Fun to drink, the initial maple flavor is overcome by smoke and peat. A very good whisky, but a bit too mellow, thin, and not particularly memorable. 
Huge nose - sweet wine.  Taste reminiscent of Macallan, but the volume is turned way up.  Bold, sweet.  Long, rich, great finish. 
Ginger, honey but then burns like deepthroating the Human Torch.  Which I dig.  
Delicious, sweet aroma.  I love the bouquet. The thin syrupy texture is actually quite nice. It's hot going down and it burns in a good way.  This is a bit of surprising complexity.  It's very drinkable and not one-note.  Someone said it tastes a bit like caramel and I tend to agree.  It also has a bit of a sherry quality to it.  This is my favorite whisky we have blind tasted so far. 
Intense burn - needs a little water to fully open up the flavor.  
A little overpowering.  
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