Whisky Review: Benrinnes 2000 Cadenhead 20 Year
Somewhat of a letdown, but assuredly a sherry bomb.
Benrinnes 2000 Cadenhead 20 Year / 54.7%
This is a single-cask from Cadenhead that was finished for about a year in an Oloroso Sherry cask, with an outturn of 336 bottles. Their tasting notes read:
Nose: rum and raisin ice cream, applewood, gingerbread
Palate: sultana loaf, nutmeg, danish pastry
Finish: cocoa, cherry menthol sweets, chocolate marshmellows
- Color: treacle (2.0) — this is the darkest, most cola whiskey I’ve ever had!
- Nose: dunnage warehouse, wet mulch, raisins, mulled wine, and grape
- Taste: banana bread, coal tar, sherry, and fennel
- Finish: cloying; sweet, cola and molasses
A heavy-handed wet finish makes this a clumsy Benrinnes, unfortunately not a great sherried or complex whisky.