Tasting Notes / Bottles from Benrinnes



Benrinnes - Batch 1 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)
Benrinnes - Batch 1 (That Boutique-y Whisky Company)

My very good friend Steve (@steveprentice) sent me on this sample of Benrinnes from That Boutique-y Whisky Company

Benrinnes 15 Year Old Oloroso Cask Finish (Darkness)
Benrinnes 15 Year Old Oloroso Cask Finish (Darkness)

A while back we talked on here about the new Darkness Range from Maverick Drinks of Sherry finished and matured whiskies which added a bit extra to the drams.

Benrinnes 15 Year Old Pedro Ximénez Cask Finish (Darkness)
Benrinnes 15 Year Old Pedro Ximénez Cask Finish (Darkness)

A while back we talked on here about the new Darkness Range from Maverick Drinks of Sherry finished and matured whiskies which added a bit extra to the drams.

Benrinnes 1995 19yr Treasurer (Robert Graham)
Benrinnes 1995 19yr Treasurer (Robert Graham)

I was lucky enough to have been invited along with my friends at EH10 Whisky Society (@EH10Whisky) to Robert Graham's (@WhiskyCanongate) Canongate store for an intimate tasting of some of their recent

Benrinnes 1995 Cask #9057 (The Single Malts of Scot land)
Benrinnes 1995 Cask #9057 (The Single Malts of Scot land)

I've seen a number of Independent bottlers with Benrinnes from 1995, all have been very tasting and this one from Speciality Brands label The Single Malts of Scotland, is another beauty.

Benrinnes 2004 11yr Provenance (Douglas Laing)
Benrinnes 2004 11yr Provenance (Douglas Laing)

With Tom out in Dublin and both of us invited to take part in the Douglas Laing #TasteTheRegions Twitter Tasting I stepped up to do some notes and that is where i tried this Benrinnes 2004 11yr Provenance.

Benrinnes 30yr XOP (Douglas Laing)
Benrinnes 30yr XOP (Douglas Laing)

Benrinnes is pretty much one of my bogey distilleries having absolutely hated this dram which pretty much put me off sherried whiskies entirely.

SMWS 36.103 Ivory Keys
SMWS 36.103 Ivory Keys

This Scotch Malt Whisky Society 36.103 Ivory Keys is one of those bogey distilleries where i've had issues in the past, with heavily sherried, so a bit wary of this first fill ex bourbon barrel.

SMWS 36.105 Herbal Delights
SMWS 36.105 Herbal Delights

This Scotch Malt Whisky Society 36.105 Herbal Delights, 13 year old, from a distillery I love in ex bourbon and hate in ex sherry, is a real eye opener.

SMWS 36.108 Warms You from the Inside Out
SMWS 36.108 Warms You from the Inside Out

This Scotch Malt Whisky Society 36.108 Warms You from the Inside Out was one i was really wary of due to a bad experience with a previous sherried example from this distillery, and a different bottler.

SMWS 36.69 - Totally Tropical, Man!
SMWS 36.69 - Totally Tropical, Man!

Tasted at the February Outurn preview night at the Scotch Malt Whisky Society this is the 36.69 - Totally Tropical, Man!

SMWS 36.74 - Whiter than White
SMWS 36.74 - Whiter than White

This 36.74 - Whiter than White was tasted at the beginning of the month when I went along to the Scotch Malt Whisky Society's clans and drams opening feast at the vaults in Edinburgh with my good frie