Benrinnes 19, 1997, 57.5% – Pot Still Edition

I’ve managed to find a whisky that’s been out, but is not very clearly available on Whiskybase. At least, I’ve not been able to find it. Let’s add it in a minute.

Anyway, I managed to get my hands on a sample of this one. I think it’s coming from a swap or some random samples I bought over the years. It’s been a while since I drank it so I’m not 100% sure what sample bottle it came from.

So, a 19 year old Benrinnes, bottled for Potstill in Vienna, apparently, an amazing shop full of whiskies. One for the list of things to ever get around to.

001(57)_medSniff:
Fruity with peardrops, icing sugar and lemon curd. Straw, and after that there’s slightly glue-y hint.

Sip:
Sweet and candy like on the palate too. Quite strong, with a bit of alcohol burn. Simple syrup, a bit of a dusty texture, with hard candies, pear drops, Napoleon.

Swallow:
The finish is the first time I’m getting a bit of oak and barley. The candy flavors are toned down a notch.

As you might know from previous reviews of random Irish whiskeys, I’m not a huge fan of too sweet candy notes and this one has quite a lot of them. Therefore I’m not the biggest of fans, but I can see people liking this.

84/100

It’s still available from the shop in Vienna, for € 119, which isn’t too shocking in this day and age.

Benrinnes 1997, 19 years old, American White Oak Barrel, 57.5%, Potstill Edition

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About Sjoerd de Haan-Kramer

I'm. highly interested in booze, with a focus on whisk(e)y. I like to listen to loads of music and play lots of Magic: the Gathering, and board games too. I'm married to Anneke, have two daughters Ot and Cato, a son Moos and a cat called Kikker (which means Frog, in Dutch). I live in Krommenie, The Netherlands.
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