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Benrinnes 21 Year Old
 56.9%    |    70cl

A very rare Single Malt Scotch Whisky, highly prized by collectors – this is the first limited release from the distillers for five years. Intriguing, rewarding and compelling Benrinnes is a grown-up malt that is all about flavour.

A very rare Single Malt Scotch Whisky, highly prized by collectors – this is the first limited release from the distillers for five years. Intriguing, rewarding and compelling Benrinnes is a grown-up malt that is all about flavour.

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Benrinnes 21 Year Old
Taste the character and craft in every drop.

Region

An active distillery from Speyside.

Appearance

Polished copper or beech with excellent beading.

Nose

Hints of truffle oil soon settle down to fruit-cake. With time, sweetness emerges as dark treacle toffee – then grows richer, finally giving way to newly burnt toast and embers from a wood fire.

Body

Light and gently oily.

Palate

Big, smooth-textured and mouth-filling, with a sweet and spicy nature. The first sip cools, then the taste catches fire! Briefly salty, savoury, then toffee sweetness leads to baked pastry.

Finish

Lengthy, chewy and warming, with a menthol effect, a hint of flint, then burnt currants on Christmas cake or dried orange peel. There are notes of almond in the beautifully aromatic aftertaste and there’s a very late, charred astringency with a faded trace of smoke.

Information:

Make: BenrinnesTM

Age: 22 Years Old

Strength: 43% ABV

Place of Origin: Benrinnes

Region: Speyside

Appearance

Polished copper or beech.

Excellent beading.

Nose

Extremely reserved, but clearly savoury at first: almost sapid with hints of truffle oil, or earthy with a fruity sweetness as found in ginger cake with sultanas. This soon settles down to fruit-cake mix with allspice and nutmeg. With time, sweetness emerges as dark treacle toffee; then grows richer, as sweet, buttery pastry and whipped cream. Later, newly burnt toast leads to a charred conclusion, with embers from a wood fire. Equally slow with water; waxier though, with a little steamed ginger sponge, some fruit cake, and aromatic woody notes.

Body

Light. Gently oily.

Palate

With water, the texture is equally smooth, the taste a fine, more-ish balance of sweet and spicy.