The Great Drams


Rare Cask Series, 9 Year Old

ABV 48%
REVIEWED Issue 175
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Brand: Benrinnes, The Great Drams
Expression: Rare Cask Series, 9 Year Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 9 years old
Year of bottling: 2021
ABV: 48%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: The Great Drams
Tasting notes
Taster   Christopher Coates
Nose: Fresh apricots and peach slices in syrup. Sultana and Robinson’s Fruit & Barley orange and lemon squash (cordial). Dusty dunnage and manuka honey. All this fruit is balanced by base notes of toffee.
Palate: Sherry-soaked apricots on a flan base, peach gummy sweets and toffee apples at the fairground.
Finish: Medium-short, ends with more peach syrup and coffee cream-filled milk chocolates.
Comment: Sweet and uncomplicated, but a solid Speysider. I can see the bottle disappearing quickly!
Taster   Phoebe Calver
Nose: Like old tools in a tool box. Orange zest and sherry-soaked raisins. Gentle burnt chocolate. Dry spiced note of rye bread.
Palate: Light on the mouthfeel initially, then the oily notes return, this time like an oily garage cloth. A nod to sherried fruit and sticky toffee pudding with creamy ice cream.
Finish: Medium length and pleasantly creamy.
Comment: It’s sweet and pretty charming, exactly as it is.
Visit the distillery
Benrinnes Distillery, Aberlour, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
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