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Benrinnes 21 Year Old Diageo 2014 Limited Release (1x 70cl)

Bottle Size: 70cl
Country: Scotland
Region: Speyside
ABV: 56.9%
Availability:2 in stock for same working day dispatch when ordered by 12pm
No further stock available
Product Code: NWWH0569B21S
£250.00

This 1992 distillation of  Benrinnes, bottled at 21 years of age as part of Diageo's Special Releases 2014, is a big sherry-monster. Aged in sherry wood, this is a real meaty whisky – one for those who like their whiskies big and bold. Cask strength and aged in ex-sherry oak casks for 21 years with only 2,892 bottles released for the world this is definitely one for the collection.  We have just a couple of these in stock (Bottle numbers: 1004 and 1040).

The nose is extremely reserved, but clearly savoury at first: almost sapid with hints of truffle oil, or earthy with a fruity sweetness as found in ginger cake with sultanas. This soon settles down to fruit-cake mix with allspice and nutmeg. With time, sweetness emerges as dark treacle toffee; then grows richer, as sweet, buttery pastry and whipped cream.

With water, the texture is equally smooth, the taste a fine, more-ish balance of sweet and spicy. The finish is lengthy, chewy and warming, with a menthol effect, a hint of flint, then burnt currants on Christmas cake or dried orange peel. There are notes of almond in the beautifully aromatic aftertaste and there’s a very late, charred astringency with a faded trace of smoke.