Wemyss Malts

Benrinnes

1996, 15 Years Old, Ginger Compote

ABV 43%
REVIEWED Issue 97
Specifications
Brand: Benrinnes, Wemyss Malts
Expression: 1996, 15 Years Old, Ginger Compote
Type: Scotland Whisky / Blended
Age: 15 years old
ABV: 43%
Country/Region: Scotland / Speyside
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Wemyss Malts
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Benrinnes Distillery, Aberlour, Moray, Speyside, Scotland
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Some attractive singed edges to start alongside a (not unattractive) hint of vegetable sulphur. As this flies off there's sweet spices and pulpy fruits while a rumble of earthiness beds everything down.
Palate: None of the sulphur is apparent here. Instead there's a mix of fruit syrup,almond, hessian, and solid palate.
Finish: Ripe and lightly gingery.
Comment: Great balance - true to its distillery character but a slightly softer edgethan usual.
8.2
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Malty. Oily. Linseed. A turpentine touch. Opening on lighter notes. Orangeblossom. Ginger ale.
Palate: Smooth. Sweet. Not very expressive. A citrussy note mingled with cereals. Almond syrup. Pears poached in a vanilla syrup.
Finish: Drying on spices and dried apricot skin. Medium long. Quite pleasant.
Comment: Restrained at first. Slowly unwinding, especially with a dash of water. A nicerefreshing aftertaste.
7.7
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