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Chorlton Whisky Benrinnes 23yo

Review of an old Benrinnes from David Bennett

Origin: Speyside (Scotland)
Type: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Strength: 56.6%ABV
Ageing cask: Ex-Bourbon Hogshead
Chillfiltered: No
Added coloring: No
Owner: Chorlton Whisky
Average price: € 250.00
Official website: chorltonwhisky.co.uk
Vote: 89/100

Manchester bottler David Bennett again with another of the latest releases with the Renaissance label.
Unspecified single cask hogshead (but presumably ex-Bourbon), 27 October 1997 distillate that in 2021 produced 232 bottles.
The average quality of Chorlton’s bottlings is incredible, the adventure in this world that began almost as a joke on David’s part has turned out to be a real success, which I hope will go on for a very, very long time.

Tasting notes

Initial sting of ginger on the nose which soon opens up to a soft, buttery heart of sponge cake, cream, malt biscuits, panna cotta with caramel. Tiramisu. On the length, notes of apple, dried apricot and a slight herbaceous tone emerge. Greedy.
On the palate, the spicy notes are picked up more decisively, together with a bitter streak of liquorice root and aniseed that creeps in among the full-bodied flavours of honey, vanilla cream, malt, white fruit (pear, apple, lime) and celery. A clear herbaceous and dry component emerges in the background, cleaning the mouth and preparing for the next sip.
The finish is long and dry, with almond, apple, fennel, honey, leather and a touch of vanilla.

A whisky with two souls, very different between the nose and palate, almost a Jekyll and Hyde but good in every way. It is precisely in this dichotomy that it is fun to savour its rich and varied nuances. Perhaps disconcerting for some, but for this very reason extraordinary.

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