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Overall rating
88.36/100
votes
67
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Daily Dram (DD)
Bottling serie
The Nectar of the Daily Drams
Vintage
1998
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
19 years old
Strength
53.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
The Nectar Belgium
Added on
06 Dec 2017 7:31 pm by JSW
ColoredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 147,09

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67 × member ratings

102 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 1998 DD

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.36 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    [August, 2019] The Nectar usually picks fine casks for its bottlings so I am curious if this is true for this Ben Nevis as well...

    ...and it is! This dram offers the fine Ben Nevis Highland profile without masks and flaws, just the way I like malt whisky. It shows all the aromas and flavours Ben Nevis is famous for in a balanced mix - and it is very, very quaffable... Well done again, dear Nectar of the Daily Drams!
    • Nose
      89 89
      The colour is pale gold and the nose offers a delicate and impressive spirit-driven profile of Ben Nevis. There are honeys and sugars in abundance together with fruits, spring floral aromas, waxes, spices and some chalky-mineral notes. All very balanced and harmonic, I like that! The wood is just about right to provide a firm backbone structure but it never tries to enter the spotlight (just like the rhythm section in a music band).
    • Taste
      90 90
      The taste is layered with sweet flavours first (barley sugars, honeys) complemented by fine fruits. Then the waxes and oils kick in to balance this with some bitter-sour impressions before the spices pep up the mix. There are some earthy notes too (wet forest floor) and nuts (almonds, walnuts). All without any flaw and nicely balanced - and greatly chewable.
    • Finish
      90 90
      The whisky arrives warming and coating on the palate with a minor drying moment of cold metals that I actually like. The finish is long and adds more bitter notes of herbs and tea that perfectly fit into the profile. There are the same drying-astringent moments as in the mouthfeel and again these are rather enjoyable (metals, tea). Water releases more waxy aromas in the nose which are a little too dominant now (for me) and flattens the taste - I like this dram best when neat.

  2. wisekycourse scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    On the nose, glue, a little mint and fruits, varied fruits, intense.
    In the mouth, it's oily, the impression that the product comes out of a perfume, we have sweet spices, sweet almond hull, then the fruits that arrive at the second pass under the taste buds: fresh exotic fruits varied, then a little fruit eyeing the strawberry sweet (strawberry concentrated at once!) and blackcurrant (syrup).
    In the final, we have malt, spices reduced by this bouquet of strong fruits always on exotic fruits and red fruits.
    A spring dram where the taste buds come out a little "shot" ... and that reminds me of the extracts of P. SUSKIND for the search of the Maltese grail.

  3. ThS scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Very good Ben Nevis. The class.
    • Nose
      No doubt, we are at Ben Nevis, with a nose a bit oily, even oily, mineral, but a great delicacy, airy, and a great freshness. I find it more floral (jam with rose, poppy candy) than fruity, but there are still exotic accents (guava, coconut). A touch of menthol. Yep, it's immediate in delicacy and complex in depth. Silk.
    • Taste
      Mouth fat and light at a time. We find the delicate and airy nose, with beautiful notes of cooked red fruits (strawberry compote), biscuit cereals. If the attack is sweet and warm, the menthol note that is found in the middle of the mouth gives it a lot of freshness and class.
    • Finish
      Long, on the fruity malt (impression of jam four red fruits), with mineral and spicy accents. The tongue and the palate remain fresh.

  4. kot1803 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  5. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    21 20 22 21 84

    Not a bad whisky but watery in taste. Good aftertaste pulls it to a good level.

  6. toklian scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    N21 P22 F21 B21

    Whisky maturation's new style - which is not good, if you're know what I mean

  7. MaltFond scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    21.22.22.22

  8. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

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