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Benrinnes 23 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Benrinnes 23 Years Old

Brand
Benrinnes
Expression
23 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
23 years old
Abv
58.80%
Produced at
Benrinnes Distillery
Region
Speyside
Availability
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Martine Nouet

73
Nose
Woody. Sour. Cider cellar. Touch of cedar wood. Musty. Damp walls.
Palate
Starts with a touch of sweetness. quickly swept by that harsh bitter oakiness and a tangy dryness. Some spices, then soothes on sweeter notes.
Finish
Not as dry and woody as expected. Hint of cappuccino and roasted nuts.
Comment
You have got to like woody whiskies to drink this one. Has gone over the top for me. Certainly an old whisky but too long a maturation made it grumpy. Water kills it.

Rob Allanson

79
Nose
Pencil shavings, damp wood, tomato stalks, fresh humidor with a hint of cedar, almost dunnage warehouses.
Palate
Bags of oak and wood notes, some soft vanillas lurk as well. A spiced kick before mellowing a little.
Finish
A little bittersweet, like nutmeg coffee.
Comment
The wood may have this but there is a wonderful sweetness at the heart of this whisky. Perfect for the cold weather.
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