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Benrinnes 11 YO That Boutique-y Whisky Company Batch 10

That Boutique-y Advent Calendar 2019-8

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@NozinanReview by @Nozinan

23rd Mar 2020

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I’ve never had a Benrinnes before, so it was one of the factors in my decision to purchase the Boutique-y whisky company’s advent calendar when it went on sale for half price at the LCBO. I don’t know anything about it other than the ABV and the age.

This expression, poured into a Highland Whisky Glass, is reviewed in my usual manner, allowing it to settle after which I take my nosing and tasting notes, followed by the addition of a few drops of water, waiting, then nosing and tasting.


Nose: 22/25

Sweet, fruity nose. Stewed apples. White grapes. My daughter says poached pears. A hint of something savoury. Nice, clean nose.

Taste: 21/25

Sharp and spirity on first sip. Sweet, fruity. Fairly thick, oily, mouthfeel. Pepper on the development. A bit bitter. Not too complex. Water tones down the bitterness a little. (22/25)

Finish: 21/25

Medium short, peppery, slightly astringent.

Balance: 21/25

The palate is not quite up to the nose. A bit bitter.

Returning to it after about half an hour, the mouthfeel is a bit thinner, and there a nice contrast between the sweet arrival and peppery, bitter development

Score: Neat - 85 /100 With Water: 86/100


This one is quite tasty. Not sure I would buy it because the style is not quite in my wheelhouse, but certainly one to accept if offered at a party.

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3 comments

@BlueNote
BlueNote commented

I’ve never had it either, but the takeaway from your review is that I wouldn’t rush out to buy, but would accept a dram if offered. Might even buy a sample or a bar pour.

3 months ago 1Who liked this?

@fiddich1980
fiddich1980 commented

@Nozinan I do believe you have had a Benrinnes. smirk

3 months ago 1Who liked this?

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@Nozinan
Nozinan commented

@fiddich1980 I stand corrected. November 2018. Now I'll have to dig out that sample and review it!

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