Benrinnes 15 Year Old 2008/2023 - Malts of Scotland

Rich, Dried Fruits
The original bottlings from the Benrinnes distillery can be counted on one hand - there is exactly one and it appears in the Flora & Fauna series. If you still want to enjoy single malts from the distillery, you have to look around at independent bottlers such as Malts of Scotland.
Benrinnes 15 Year Old 2008/2023 - Malts of Scotland
Benrinnes 15 Year Old 2008/2023 - Malts of Scotland (@whiskyedition)
Single Malt Whisky | 15 Year Old | 56,40 % ABV. | 127,14 €/l | Benrinnes Distillery | bottled by Malts of Scotland | produced in Scotland (Speyside) | Whiskybase ID 242871
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Nosing the Benrinnes 15 Year Old is an exciting journey through the sherry hogshead. The maltiness and almost extreme cereal notes form the basis, while fruity nuances of blackberry, redcurrant, cranberry and damson unfold. A hint of dark chocolate and subtle roasted flavours round things off.


The single malt with malt from Roseisle Maltings presents a strong spiciness and earthy depth on the palate. Notes of tobacco and sweet plums mingle with morello cherries and a kick of colourful pepper. The molasses, reminiscent of honey BBQ, lends the flavour a sweet intensity. We can't help but think a little of an old-man's room - the Speysider has a slight leathery, mouldy quality to it.


The finish of this single malt is tinglingly spicy, short to medium in length and characterised by intense oak. Leathery nuances combine with a hint of chilli chocolate and leave a lasting, multi-faceted impression.


With the Benrinnes 15 year old, the independent bottler Malts of Scotland shows once again that it is also worth tasting whiskies from distilleries that either only have a few bottlings of their own or fly under the radar of many. The malt plays a relatively classic, yet exciting sherry cask and is not stingy with intense flavours. Robust, savoury, delicious.

Rating: 85/100 - Excellent (Marcel: 84 | Sascha: 85)

Value for Money: 4/5 - Good

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