Benrinnes 15 Years

Astonishingly peaty is the Aroma of this mature and strong Benrinnes malt. The peat smoke level adds to the dry and fruity Taste and Finish. Also very noticeable are the intense spices. This Flora & Fauna Series is often recognized as the original.

Astonishingly peaty is the Aroma of this mature and strong Benrinnes malt. The peat smoke level adds to the dry and fruity Taste and Finish. Also very noticeable are the intense spices. This Flora & Fauna Series is often recognized as the original.

Details about this bottle Edit
706
Benrinnes
Scotland, Speyside
Single Malt Whisky
15 Years
43%
0.7 l
Diageo
Flora & Fauna
Chill filtration - With Artifical colouring - With
Average tasting notes Tasting notes
Calculated from 80 Tasting Notes
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Nosing
Fruit:
Sweet:
Sweet:
Fruit:
Sherry:
Spices:
Oak:
Berries:
Berries:
Sherry:
Oak:
Spices:
Peat Smoke:
Zitrus:
Peat Smoke:
Zitrus:
Malt:
Malt:
Nuts:
Nuts:
Orange:
Orange:
Raisin:
Raisin:
Caramel:
Caramel:
Honey:
Blackberry:
Herb:
Dried Fruit:
Dried Fruit:
Vanilla:
Black Currant:
Honey:
Herb:
Blackberry:
Vanilla:
Black Currant:
Pepper:
Nutmeg:
Nutmeg:
Cherry:
Heather:
Cinnamon:
Cherry:
Herbs:
Pepper:
Leather:
Coffee:
Apple:
Banana:
Chocolate:
Red Currant:
Cinnamon:
Leather:
Coffee:
Chocolate:
Apple:
Banana:
Herbs:
Heather:
Red Currant:
Tasting
Sweet:
Sweet:
Spices:
Oak:
Oak:
Spices:
Fruit:
Herb:
Herb:
Sherry:
Fruit:
Chocolate:
Peat Smoke:
Chocolate:
Peat Smoke:
Sherry:
Dark Chocolate:
Zitrus:
Dark Chocolate:
Zitrus:
Nuts:
Caramel:
Coffee:
Orange:
Caramel:
Orange:
Coffee:
Malt:
Malt:
Oil:
Oil:
Pepper:
Pepper:
Nuts:
Honey:
Berries:
Berries:
Honey:
Nutmeg:
Plum:
Nutmeg:
Plum:
Chili:
Vanilla:
Chili:
Vanilla:
Raisin:
Cake:
Blackberry:
Date:
Dried Fruit:
Leather:
Cinnamon:
Date:
Cinnamon:
Raisin:
Dried Fruit:
Cake:
Blackberry:
Leather:
Almonds:
Fig:
Cherry:
Seaweed:
Clove:
Fig:
Alcohol:
Cherry:
Seaweed:
Hazelnut:
Herbs:
Coconut:
Maritime Notes:
Grass:
Clove:
Hazelnut:
Almonds:
Apple:
Barley:
Maritime Notes:
Grass:
Barley:
Medicinal Smoke:
Apple:
Medicinal Smoke:
Herbs:
Coconut:
Green Apple:
Alcohol:
Green Apple:
Finish
Oak:
Oak:
Herb:
Herb:
Sweet:
Sweet:
Spices:
Dark Chocolate:
Dark Chocolate:
Spices:
Peat Smoke:
Peat Smoke:
Malt:
Sherry:
Coffee:
Coffee:
Malt:
Chocolate:
Chocolate:
Fruit:
Sherry:
Zitrus:
Zitrus:
Orange:
Orange:
Leather:
Caramel:
Leather:
Fruit:
Caramel:
Chili:
Barley:
Maritime Notes:
Berries:
Tobacco:
Green Apple:
Date:
Herbs:
Apple:
Honey:
Chili:
Heather:
Herbs:
Seaweed:
Maritime Notes:
Date:
Berries:
Green Apple:
Tobacco:
Barley:
Heather:
Honey:
Raisin:
Apple:
Raisin:
Seaweed:

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21. Jul 2021
TheGreatMothra
13. Jun 2019
Nosing: Zitrus Eiche Apfel
Mixed citrus notes. Spicy wood, some apple

Taste: Sherry Früchte Eiche
Well balanced arrival, sherry notes, mixed fruit. Wood sap astringency.

Finish: Eiche Gewürze
Medium - short. Dry, wood spiciness

Comment:
I'm not sure if I got a bad bottle of this or what. Initially on opening it had a really odd smell about it, sort of like that additive that the gas company adds to natural gas so that you can smell leaks. It dissipated after about a week of being open (I had to let it air for a while with the cork out). I have to say, I'm pretty disappointed with this release. I've really enjoyed all the independent bottlings of Benrinnes I've tried to date, but this is just not right. The nose still has that slightly odd note to it. On the palate it is relatively ok, but it has this odd wood sap component towards the end which is quite unpleasant. The finish is pretty boring and short lived. I'd try it again some time down the road just to see if I got unlucky with the bottle (the cork was fine etc, so no idea what was going on if anything).
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Matt_Birch
21. Jun 2020