Elliott

Benrinnes 1996 Signatory Cask Strength 25 Year Old / 53.2%

Tasted neat

This Benrinnes is a vatting of two ex-bourbon hogsheads 11712 and 11716, distilled on 28/10/1996 and bottled on 18/01/2022 at 25 years of age. The yield is a stunning 537 bottles!

  • Color: russet (1.3)
  • Nose: green apples, barley, some honey, vanilla, and caramel
  • Taste: spice, oaky lemon, citrus fruits, minerally peach, and honey
  • Finish: short but sweet

The ABV on these hogshead is a little higher than I’d expect, and a bit less cask-influence than I’d want at 25 years, but this is good ex-bourbon Benrinnes.

Rating: 5/10

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Elliott

Elliott

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