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Overall rating
89.56/100
votes
59
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Daily Dram (DD)
Bottling serie
The Nectar of the Daily Drams
Vintage
1996
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
21 years old
Strength
48.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
31 Dec 2017 10:30 am by Volanne
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 267,00

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59 × member ratings

90 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 1996 DD

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.56 points

  1. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Enthusiasm: Mouth 4/5 Mouth and finish: 5/5 Whisky n ° 1620
    • Nose
      Fine, with fresh dotted fruits, delicate little touches. This is not unlike Littlemill in style. Lemon zest that mutates into grapefruit. All in restraint. Slightly austere. (Olive oil?) A little vanilla. Elegant and refined.
    • Taste
      Everything is there, as announced: elegance, refinement, austerity, grapefruit, and more and more honey with the opening, which makes it even more balanced, constantly oscillating between bitterness and greediness. Malt notes too.
    • Finish
      Delicate spices, distilled sparingly. Aerial bitterness - whatever that means. Sick as having swallowed chalk ...

  2. Donwaldorf scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Another nice BN of 1996.
    Well done but you have to give him time to express himself.
    • Nose
      Bright, sparkling, exotic fruits and white fruits. There is also a slight woody vanilla, precious wood.
    • Taste
      Pretty quick at first, it must be allowed time.
      After a few moments everything is clearer, the alcohol is perfectly integrated.
      There are spices, fresh grass, some fruits (melon) and a sweet woody. The whole is dry but pleasant.
    • Finish
      Nice length, sweet, woody with some fruits, vanilla and chocolate.

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

    21 22 21 21 85
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    2 approaches - in winter and summer - good, tasty, but simple, something was missing in my sensations, not a masterpiece ...

  4. toklian scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    N21 P22 F22 B22

  5. kot1803 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  6. MaltFond scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    23.23.21.22

  7. Vladimir Ziryanov scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Another good Nevis in bourbon, up to a total of 90 did not have enough expression and variation, plus the finish is “blurred” a bit
    • Nose
      90 90
      oranges with minerals and echoes of camphor oil, a little one-sided but in my taste
    • Taste
      89 89
      bitter grapefruit, some spices, a little bit of herbs
    • Finish
      88 88
      Releases from DD are often well assassinated, sometimes I like it a lot, but perhaps it’s somehow not very good here. In combination with grapefruit bitterness is not so attractive.

  8. ThS scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Very good Ben Nevis. Warm and comforting.
    • Nose
      Oily and on the very fruity malt: fruit oil, if it could exist. Fruit from the orchard (pear, yellow peach), biscuit cereals, notes of pear brandy; kirsch. More acidulous accents (candied lemon) and minerals. A dirty side in the background, quite discreet (paraffin, mineral oil). The whole is clear, airy, round and engaging.
    • Taste
      Fat attack on the malt quickly becoming warm, fruity mid-palate, tart and fresher. A lot of grassy notes. The whole is round and fat, lining, comforting.
    • Finish
      Long finish fading on slightly acidic fruity accents (citrus salad) then leaving little spicy tingling on the tongue and gums.

  9. aphex scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    An excellent Ben Nevis. I loved the nose, restrained but refined, and the palate was on par with a great balance between fruits and minerality.
    • Nose
      Light fresh citrusy (grapefruits, lemon) and mineral notes. Slightly austere. Aeration enhances the fruitiness.
    • Taste
      Same partition. Excellent fruitiness on grapefruits (sweet & slightly bitter) and lemon (sour). Mineral notes again. And a very nice waxiness.
    • Finish
      Long, lingering fruits and minerality.

  10. aurelbaum scored this whisky 91 points Member Junior

    http://www.whiskyfun.com/Ben Nevis 21 yo 1996/2017 (48.7% The Nectar of the Daily Drams) Five stars Colour: pale gold. Nose: oh, some quite fatty fresh fruits, this is the other, perhaps earlier side of Ben Nevis. Orange rinds, grapefruits, more lemon oil, star fruit, rhubarb, then camphor and hessian, quite a lot of wet plaster and limestone, pink peppercorn, maybe a little bit of muesli, and more barley sugar before the grapefruits return. Angus, who’s in a jolly good mood, says ‘pink grapefruits’. Mouth: a.m.a.z.i.n.g. Pure barley water and lemon drops, more grapefruits of many colours (a rainbow of grapefruits says Angus who’s about to lose control), more fatty oils, waxes, and a tiny lick of medicine (always Angus). This one’s pretty early-1980s Clynelish, actually. Not on the same level of waxiness, but with this ballet of fruits, minerals and coastal character (says Angus who’s recovering nicely). Finish: long, lime-y, chiselled, coastal, and always waxy (Serge is clearly attempting to undermine my previous comments about the waxiness! - Angus). Just a touch of coconut in the end of the aftertaste. Comments: an exemplary and benchmark Ben Nevis. Proof that whisky’s not dead. SGP:552 - 91 points (Angus 91).

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