April 15, 2013
I am not sure if it is just the sulphur, but somehow I don’t find this heavily sherried dram very compelling. It lacks a certain “roundness” I expect from a really good whisky. – Rating: 80/100
January 6, 2013
There are some quite nice flavours in this dram, but palate and finish are a bit too weak to really convince me. – Rating: 80/100
November 26, 2012
A rather typical Benrinnes with that meaty sherry character we also often find in Mortlach, but the fruity aromas are stronger here. – Rating: 86/100
November 11, 2012
Excellent! This is a monumental dram and a real treat for all who like that meaty and richly sherried style. – Rating: 89/100
May 29, 2012
Rich, richer, Benrinnes. – Rating: 88/100
January 13, 2011
A rather spicy sherried malt – probably a refill – with a great nose and a strong palate with enough richness to counter the spices. It benefits from adding water. Just the finish is over a bit too soon. – Rating: 85/100
November 27, 2009
I quite like the taste, only the finish is a bit strange. – Score: 84/100
November 18, 2009
A very complex sherry dram that you can enjoy drop by drop, noticeable tannins but not really bitter. I like it very much. – Score: 87/100
January 31, 2013
Musings about the 2013 Whisky Bible
November 23, 2012
You may remember my issue with Batch 41 of Aberlour A’bunadh. Here is a little experiment I did with some of that whisky.
November 5, 2012
Lamenting about rising whisky prices has become a regular pastime. So I think it is time to have a closer look at how much prices have actually risen over the last years.
September 22, 2012
I have done some number crunching with the bottle data in the Whisky Monitor to see if there is a noticeable trend how independent bottlings do for a specific distillery.
June 26, 2012
The visit to several Diageo facilities proved to be very insightful with regard to how casks are managed by the company. Here are some interesting facts and observations.
May 17, 2012
A summary of the Scotch single malt blind tasting competition
August 23, 2011
Year of Birth: 1959
Place of Residence: Hove near Brighton
Whisky Involvement: books, magazine articles, masterclasses etc.
May 25, 2011
During my Scotland whisky trip I made quite a lot of experiences that are not really worthy of an entire blog post but should not go unmentioned nonetheless.
May 16, 2011
A report of a Walk up Ben Rinnes and a whisky tasting at Benrines distillery with Dave Broom
January 23, 2011
For a whisky blogger these days there are few things as convenient as joining the Diageo bashing game. But it often gets forgotten that many of their distilleries make a bloody good whisky!
January 15, 2011
After my journey to Islay in May 2010 I thought it would be only consequent to also visit the other whisky focal point in Scotland, Speyside. The Spring Festival 2010 is taking place from 28th April to 2nd May.
October 17, 2010
End of September 2010 saw a major public relations effort by Scotch market leader Diageo to convince journalists and bloggers of the qualities of their new Roseisle distillery in Elgin on Speyside.
September 5, 2010
Place of Birth: Leeds, Yorkshire, England
Place of Residence: Erding, Bavaria, Germany
Profession: Business Analyst, currently unemployed
Whisky Involvement: Reviewer and commentator
June 30, 2010
Yesterday indpependent bottler A.D. Rattray announced that their undisclosed malt Stronachie is distilled by Benrinnes.