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1984 Silver Seal Whisky Company Benrinnes 30 Year Old Cask Strength Single Malt Scotch Whisky (700ml)

Speyside, Highlands, SCOTLAND
Reduced from $850.00
$699. 00
$8388.00 Dozen
ABV: 56.6%
"Dazzling... Only good refill wood and a long ageing may give you this. "

Another whisky from Silver Seal's "Whisky is Nature" label, distilled in 1984 and bottled in 2015.

Tasting note: [20ml sample] Pale gold. Restrained with a little citrus peel lift…Significantly better after 3-4 minutes of swirling and warming, the bouquet evoking scents of tea biscuits and hay followed by poached pear and beeswax. A superb, fruity malt that fans out in the mouth like a peacock’s tail. Honeyed and long. Rebounds late. Classically Speyside, and incredibly fresh and moreish. 56.6% Alc./Vol. 480 bottles released.

Other reviews... There’s a beautiful elephant on the label, let’s hope the whisky won’t be too pachydermic (lame, S.). Colour: white wine (eh?) Nose: rather in the style of the 23 yo, which the pale colour already suggested. Chalk, lemon, ‘good’ sulphur, clay, bandages, citrons, hints of eucalyptus, lamp petroleum, glycerine… Totally spirit-driven after all these years, that’s the… hey, that’s the spirit! With water: whisky chalkiness at its best. Mouth (neat): Mr Silver Seal, its not funny to bottle some old Clynelish under another name! Seriously, this is quite different, since there are all these sulphury/petroly notes that are not to be found in Clynelish (while Clynelish has got much more straight wax), but the ‘spirits’ are the same. Ha, spirit! Lovely notes of lemon oil, sesame oil, quinces… It’s perfect whisky, seriously, only good refill wood and a long ageing may give you this. Dazzling. With water: p.e.r.f.e.c.t.i.o.n. Finish: as I just said. Comments: I hadn’t imagined this baby would even beat the The Bottlers – in my book.
92 points - Serge Valentin, whiskyfun.com