Ben Nevis 1966

Overall rating
92.50/100
votes
47
Whiskybase ID
WB101636
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
06.1966
Bottled
09.2017
Stated Age
51 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Casknumber
4278
Number of bottles
120
Strength
41.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
La Maison du Whisky Exclusive
Market
fr France
Added on
03 oct 2017 2:01 pm by lrb85
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 4653.15

35 × in wishlist

47 × member ratings

24 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Ben Nevis 1966

5 users have left 5 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 92.50 points.

  1. dramidaris scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. Odinson scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. lincolnimp did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

     

    https://www.whiskyauctioneer.com/lot/98505/ben-nevis-1966-single-cask-51-year-old-4278-lmdw-exclusive 

    sold for £1450 on 5th February 2018 on The Whisky Auctioneer , which is one of the biggest UK auctions.

    My question is -  why did someone pay £3841 at Bonhams at exactly the same time as highlighted by WhiskyAddicted  earlier tonight?

     The £1450 is more representative value figure I feel but why such a big difference, the only answer can be that people who go to Bonham`s do not mind what they spend, their auction prices are no indication of true value as the The Whiskyauctioneer price proves.

  4. Whisky_Addicted did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    was sold for 3841£ at Bonhams in Feb. 2018

  5. Mr.Sandwich did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Note from "La Maison Du Whisky"
    Color: topaz with orange highlights.

    Nose: rich, complex. Blend of vanilla, very ripe banana, passion fruit, mango and curry, the first nose is simply sublime. With a remarkable maturity and freshness, it evolves with aeration on notes of honey and beeswax. Further on, it transports us into a bucolic setting to pick apples and pears both crisp and juicy. Even further, in addition to exotic fruits, fresh tobacco and pine resin perfumes permeate oranges and mandarins. Palate: both juicy and greedy. In attack of mouth, the same exotic fruits spread their acidulated juice on the walls of the palate. Then, at this precise moment, she takes us to Ireland at full speed. In the middle of the mouth, red and black fruits (raspberry, blueberry) and apricot peaches reinforce this taste similarity a little more. Finely wooded and roasted, the divinely malty finish comes back to lightning speed at Fort William. For the second time, beeswax surrounds the taste buds while notes of incense give it a lot of spirituality. Final: long, concentrated. Mangoes, pineapples, gooseberries and queen-claudes gracefully diffuse their liquorice nuances. The touch of mouth is of a sensuality on the edge of skin and extends to infinity these moments of pure pleasure. The retro-olfaction reveals many autumn fruits (nuts, chestnut, chestnut, hazelnut). Empty glass is filled with scents of coconut, rice pudding, mirabelle plum and candied ginger. Beautiful . Tasting Notes
    Appearance: topaz with orange glints. Nose: rich, complex. Revealing a blend of vanilla, very ripe banana, passion fruit, mango and curry, the initial nose is quite simply sublime. With incredible freshness and maturity, it was discovered that honey and beeswax. Further on, it transports us to a very bucolic setting to collect juicy and crunchy apples and pears. Even further on, in addition to exotic fruit, aromas of fresh tobacco and resin pine soak through notes of orange and mandarin. Palate: juicy and generous. On the attack, the same exotic fruit coat the walls of the palate with their tangy juice. Then we are suddenly taken to Ireland. On the mid-palate, red and black fruit (raspberry, blueberry) and nectarines further strengthen the gustatory similarities. Delicately woody and roasted, the sublimely malty end of the palate returns to Fort William. For the second time, beeswax envelopes the taste buds while notes of incense bring lots of spirituality. Finish: long, concentrated. Mango, pineapple, and greengage plum elegantly release their liquorice notes. The mouthfeel is extremely delicate and prolonged these moments of pure pleasure for eternity. The retro-nasal olfaction reveals lots of autumn fruits (walnut, sweet chestnut, chestnut, hazelnut). The empty glass releases coconut aromas, pudding rice, Mirabelle plum and candied ginger. Magnificent.

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