Overall rating
Single Malt
Daily Dram (DD)
Bottling serie
The Nectar of the Daily Drams
Stated Age
21 years old
48.7 % Vol.
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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69 × member ratings

100 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 1996 DD

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.54 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. jujutoulouse scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    Malty nose, oats, not very causing. On the palate, magnificent texture, oily, dense, following the nose, and with a slightly herbaceous finish. It remains very greedy, but quite closed, it takes time to open a little but it remains discreet

  4. greg_0277 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A little disappointed, I did not find it very talkative.
    The nose is not very expressive, rather fruity / floral.
    In the mouth we are on the same feeling. All in finesse but I lack something to really inspire me.
    The finish is good, more mineral than fruity.

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

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

  6. toklian scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    N21 P22 F22 B22

  7. kot1803 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  8. MaltFond scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

  9. 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.

  10. 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.


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