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

Benrinnes Darkness PX 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.

After a bad experience with some sherried whiskies recently i've been taking a bit of a break from them and trying to refresh my palate so when a chance discussion with fellow blogger Barry Bradford (@TheWhiskyphiles) of the The Whisky Philes Blog was of guest blogging I was always going to suggest getting him to do the Sherried Drams.

This PX Benrinnes is the second of two drams in this short guest series and Barry's notes are below.

Thanks again to Maverick Drinks for the sample and remember to grab a bottle from Master of Malt if you like the sound of it.

Barry Said - "I also scored this 85/100 though I preferred this one more than the last (my taste in Sherry I think). Again this had distinct sherry character (this time the PX) and was a little more savoury and nutty than the Oloroso cask finish. I didn't try this with water - it went down too quickly/easily as it was."

Tasting Notes & Details


Perfumed, sweet and floral sugar syrup, fruit cake mix, plum jam/sauce, cinnamon and star anise spices, raisins and bitter Seville oranges (marmalade oranges)


Syrupy and sticky sherry mouthfeel, jammy fruits: black and morello cherries, plum, strawberry, date, fig, Seville orange marmalade and bitter hazelnut coffee


Medium/long, nutty, dried fruits (like Cadburys fruit and nut chocolate bars) a little drying

Bottle Details

Bottle Name: Benrinnes 15 Year Old Pedro Ximénez Cask Finish (Darkness)
Age: 15
ABV: 53.30
Distiller: Benrinnes
Bottler: Maverick Drinks
Type: Single Cask Single Malt
From: Scotland, Speyside
Posted: 12/09/2014 by Barry

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