Ben Nevis 1998 DD

Overall rating
88.22/100
votes
117
Whiskybase ID
WB104593
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

€ 147.41

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Whisky reviews for Ben Nevis 1998 DD

25 users have left 25 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.22 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.

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  3. Dominique69 scored this whisky 89 points Photo Moderator

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

  4. Sylvia scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  5. OJK scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    On the nose, apples and tangerines open the door to more tropical fruit, including banana, mango and pineapple, with an undercurrent of smoked marzipan, aniseed and salted butter. The flavours carry through seamlessly onto the oily palate, with an added splash of vanilla cream, showing an impressive integration of flavour and alcohol. The finish offers a refreshing wave of eucalyptus and herbal lemon candy, on top of chalky tropical fruits.

  6. Killswitch scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. ep11ripee scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    a good decent dram, but a bit too "usual": 22/22.5/21.5/22
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. Funtik scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Apikalov scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  10. L_Gillian scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
      Dense but somehow airy. Cuberdon candy, malted milk biscuits and waxed canvas. Dried bouquet, some chalk, some oily mineral note and a hint of metal.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Initial slightly bitter spices covering the mouth. Metallic, almost menthol note arises with a floral sweetness developing overtime. Lemon candy and orange zest. Industrial oil.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Sweetness and subtle spices. Picking up slowly after going down, earthy notes, oily walnuts. Ripe lemon and custard. Prominent metal-like coating sticks to the inside of the mouth.

  11. GIORGOS scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  12. olegborgol scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    that's all I like nevis .. Good nose, great taste and long finish. 22-23-23-22

  13. Mortar1703 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  14. wbarchive_103403 did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

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

  15. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  16. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

  17. bvrsky scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  18. JNuyts scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  19. matfrl scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  20. kot1803 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  21. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    21 20 22 21 84

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

    21 21 22 21 85 - after settling it became better ...

  22. 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

  23. MaltFond scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    21.22.22.22

  24. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  25. wisekyofcourse 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.

  26. 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.

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