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Connoisseur's Choice BenRiach 1981 Tasting notes and reviews

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Connoisseur's Choice BenRiach 1981

Brand
Connoisseur's Choice
Expression
BenRiach 1981
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
43.00%
Vintage
1981
Produced at
Gordon & MacPhail ~ Benriach Distillery
Region
Speyside
Website
www.gordonandmacphail.co.uk
Availability
UK/Europe

Martine Nouet

75
Nose
Buttery. Nutty. Pine nuts. Vanilla. Aniseed. Hint of coconut milk.
Palate
Smooth. Grassy. Green apples. Kiwi. Star anise. A certain weakness at mid-palate. Fresh feel all the way through.
Finish
Grassy, slightly astringent.
Comment
The bourbon cask influence is obvious. A refreshing dram but simplistic. Water ruins it.

Dave Broom

82
Nose
Light and fragrant. Perfume-like. Hyacinth. American cream soda, apple pie. Balanced, vanilla, oakiness. Some weight and complexity.
Palate
Sweet and direct with an unctuous feel. Apples, raspberry shifting into papaya and, with water, peanut oil. Blossom-like.
Finish
Fresh, clean and zesty.
Comment
Seems delicate but has real presence.
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