Benrinnes 2001 ‘Rhubarb Royale’ (Wemyss)

Wemyss announced a new selection of single malts. There’s Bowmore 1995, Blair Athol 1991 and Glenrothes 1993 but we’ll try the Mortlach 1995, Aberfeldy 1999 and this Benriness 2001 ‘Rhubarb Royale’.



Benrinnes 2001 - Wemyss MaltsBenrinnes 2001 ‘Rhubarb Royale’ (46%, Wemyss Malts 2014, hogshead, 425 btl.)

Nose: a rather naked but fairly aromatic nose. Lots of juicy fruits, apple compote, pears, indeed some rhubarb jam as well. Yellow raisins and red berries. Hints of vanilla biscuits and honey. A few beer-like / malty notes as well.

Mouth: bright and sweet again, with stewed fruits and wine gums. A bit youngish alright, but very pleasant. Rather floral at first, but it becomes more muscular over time, darker, with some toffee, hazelnuts and hints of mocha.

Finish: medium long, with sweet spices and just a hint of savouriness.

This is just a really pleasant, bright and slightly understated Benrinnes. Very good middle-aged whisky.

Score: 86/100