23 Years Old

ABV 58.8%
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Brand: Benrinnes
Expression: 23 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 23 years old
ABV: 58.8%
Country/Region: Scotland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Rob Allanson
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 thecold weather.
Taster   Martine Nouet
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. Somespices, 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.
Visit the distillery
Benrinnes Distillery, Aberlour, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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