Whiskey Review: Benrinnes 2009 James Eadie 11 Year Old
This Benrinnes is a bit of a strange one….
Benrinnes 2009 James Eadie 11 / 56.1% / £90
Tasted neat, with a bit of mineral water
Here’s the bottle label:
- Bottle 133/338, cask №354550
- Distilled 08/06/2009 and bottled 2020
- Matured in European Oak
- Finished in a first-fill PX hogshead for 7 months
This now looks like cola from a very very wet PX finish; I also had the somewhat fragile/dry cork break on me!
- Color: old oak (1.8)
- Nose: dunnage warehouse, sherry, cinnamon, heather; malty cereal
- Taste: malty, estery sherry bomb, pink bubble gum, cola; hot pears, star anise, and pine
- Finish: long, sweet finish, sweet BBQ sauce
This is a really good example of a young hot Benrinnes that you want to make a sherry bomb so you stick in a wet PX finish for 7 months and turn out a cola-whiskey that doesn’t have a lot of depth or complexity, but looks quite dark.