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Postby kildalton » Tue Oct 10, 2006 9:10 pm

Hallo everybody, i never had the chance to taste from this distillery,
any notes or advises?
Would be very kind of You.

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Postby Wave » Tue Oct 10, 2006 9:34 pm

I plan on opening a Benrinnes 18yr old 1979 Scott's Selection tomorrow night, I'll let you know. :wink:


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Postby kildalton » Tue Oct 10, 2006 9:54 pm

Thanks!
Eagerly awaiting your notes!
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Postby jimidrammer » Wed Oct 11, 2006 12:19 am

I had a mini of a Benrinnes Signatory Vintage 1989 10yo 43% abv that I scored 81. 50ml is not really enough to do a proper tasting, but I thought it was good enough to seek out an older expression someday. Nose was sugary and herbal, palate more lemon zest and apples, but a little flat.
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Postby BruceCrichton » Wed Oct 11, 2006 9:50 am

I've had the 15 year old version, from the Flora and Fauna bottling. It is quite sherried and tastes of chocolate.

The best buy is Dewar Rattray's Stronachie 12. it is lighter, fresher and sweeter than the official version and has proved popular at the Dufftown Whisky festival.
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Postby kildalton » Wed Oct 11, 2006 1:38 pm

Thanks for Your comments! :D
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Postby Wave » Thu Oct 12, 2006 3:00 pm

Benrinnes 1979 Scott's Selection 18yo

Distilled: 1979
Bottled: 1997
61.5% alc/vol

Color: Old Gold
Nose: Loads of vanilla, some bananas and very light smoke
Palate: Fruity and very sweet almost to the point of being a liqueur, a little springwater seams to calm this down some. Vanilla is ever present.
Finish: Long, sweet, and drying. Nice malty burp!

Score: 82~84
Easily a dessert malt, I'll be tasting this more in the future.


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Postby kildalton » Thu Oct 12, 2006 3:22 pm

Thanks Wave! :D
It looks like a malt to try,
I'll manage to get a bottle in the next future...
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Postby Wave » Thu Oct 12, 2006 3:43 pm

If your in the States Binny's has this bottling for $64.99


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