All about making whisky
BENRINNES 13 ans 1997
Single Malt, Scotland / Speyside, 70cl, Ref: 15176
- Appearance : or paille.
- Nose : frais et fruité. Marqué par des notes de menthe et d’épices, cumin. A l’aération il devient de plus en plus fruité, poire, framboise à l’instar d’une eau-de-vie de fruits.
- Palate : particulièrement douce. Notes d’orge maltée presque sucrée. Les épices ont disparu pour laisser la place aux fruits blancs et à des notes de noisettes encore vertes et laiteuses.
- Overall : sur les fruits secs. Se prolonge sur la noisette fraiche. Sans aucune trace d’amertume.
- The brand
Benrinnes remains relatively undiscovered, but is nevertheless well-known amongst whisky lovers. Its tumultuous history featured a succession of reconstructions and changes in ownership, until in 1925 it was finally given some stability by being incorporated into the Distillers Company Limited. This distillery, which was equipped with its own saladin box for malting its barley until 1984, is noted for its rather unconventional “partial triple distillation”. Although its rare official bottlings have remained in the shadows: The Flora & Fauna and Rare Malts collections, its most expressive whiskies are to be found on the independent bottlings market.
Although the independent bottler Signatory Vintage cannot claim to be one of the oldest in Scotland, it has managed to build up an extremely solid reputation amongst the great malt connoisseurs. The creator of the famous range The Prestonfield and many other well-known ranges, it is best known for its un-chillfiltered and cask strength bottlings that offer amateurs the chance to enjoy their whisky in its most natural form. It was also one of the first independent bottlers to acquire a distillery and now offers a growing number of expressions of one of the most artisan single malts available.