Ben Nevis 1967

Overall rating
92.14/100
votes
83
Whiskybase ID
WB1061
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
06.1967
Bottled
06.2004
Stated Age
37 years old
Casktype
Sherry hogshead
Casknumber
2219
Number of bottles
225
Strength
54.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Alambic Classique
Market
de Germany
Added on
11 dec 2007 7:55 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1479.48

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Whisky reviews for Ben Nevis 1967

11 users have left 12 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 92.14 points.

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 91 points Photo Moderator

    Interesting leafy and grassy profile with a hint of toffee and chocolate - really not bad
    • Nose
      92 92
      Plenty of old books and news paper, little dusty, old wood, fresh and little unripe nuts, hazelnut, walnut, spices, little herbal, toffee, some chocolaty notes, sherry - very good
    • Taste
      91 91
      Oily, creamy, subtle sweetness, green fruits and vegetables, leafy, grassy, unripe nuts, almonds, walnuts, little hazelnut, herbs, spices, old books, woody notes, hints of solvent and varnish - still good
    • Finish
      89 89
      Medium long, warm, more notes of varnish, leafy, grassy, herbal and a tad bitter

  2. Highland Park scored this whisky 94 points Expert Junior

    As good as it gets

  3. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Dirty ester funkiness, candied fruits, dark fruits toffee, orange liqueur and some impressive tropical fruits, reminiscent of the 96s but in a bowmore style, brilliant.

  4. GIORGOS scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  5. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  6. hs305 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    [December, 2005]  I had this dram during an "30+ years" special tasting at Bonn.

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 92,5.  My notes state a sweet and intense "rum pot aromas" profile (see my detailed review below).  But I had more intense old Ben Nevis before...

  7. mordread scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Clear sherry aromas are not what should be expected from old Ben Nevis, better buy a Glenfarclas then ;) IMHO it is absolutely worth the current price - as far as the booming demand for such official noble bottlings is considered - oppositely to these late (and much older) Ben Nevis releases all consumed by wood. With the 41 years old and 1966 vintage this is the best (sherried) BN performance ever. Not the greatest whisky of all times, though.

  8. recursiewhisky scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    Ok, so this is not what I expected and is quite atypical for an old sherry cask matured whisky. The dark and rich tones aren’t there instead this is quite light, fresh en fruity. For me it’s a bit to one dimensional on the palate (mainly fresh fruit driven). It also lacks the clear sherry aromas. It needs quite some aeration time to open up. It was fun and interesting to have tasted this but, in my opinion, absolutely not worth the extreme price (currently (10-2016) €899,-).
    All in all fun to taste but not my kind of dram.
    • Nose
      A fresh, fruity and sweet whisky with aromas of grapefruit, blood orange, rumtopf, sangria, slightly sour tones, gingersnaps, berries (redcurrant, elderberries, blackberries, raspberries), pinot noir, hedge leafs (Liguster), caramel, red grapes, grape seeds, coumarin, toffee, milk chocolate, cranberries, Christmas spices, mango, apricots, subtle sulphur/rubber, pears, floral tones, pasion fruits, a slight liqueury note, hint of walnut, hint of coffee additive (Buisman) and strangely almost no wood.
    • Taste
      A powerful, sweet and fruity whisky with aromas of berries (strawberries, raspberries, elderberries, gooseberries) grapefruit, grape seeds, sangria, tannins, white pepper, honey, candied ginger, tangerines, orange, cedarwood, boiled sweets, cranberry jam, overripe melon, anise flavoured licorice, pears, a hint of thyme, a hint of cocoa powder, cinnamon, walnut, hazelnut (Nutella like) and spicy oak.
    • Finish
      A long, bitter and slightly drying finish with aromas of bitter grapefruit peel, mint, chamomile tea, tannins, pear, berries and oak.

  9. stefsel111 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  10. KayMeertens scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    A Ben Nevis for Littlemill fans. 

    Samples available, send me a PM if you're interested.
    • Nose
      I expected a dark treacly full-on sherry nose, but it's very different: A prominent sour fruitiness like grapefruit juice or blood orange upfront. Maybe even starting to ferment, like in sangria prepared yesterday (I guess that this comes down to what hs305 means with his Rumtopf). It takes a while before more sweetness comes forward, like cranberry, apricot and caramel.
    • Taste
      Blood orange, fermenting cantaloupe melon, wood spice, cranberry, cherry and cocoa.
    • Finish
      Suddenly hazelnut. Cranberry, cocoa, toffee, curry and blood orange.

  11. hs305 scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    [October, 2015]  The days are getting darker - so it is time for a "Christmas Malt"!  And Ben Nevis owns a good reputation on this (by the way, this is bottle no. 199 that I bought for 165 Euro in February, 2006).

    I really enjoy the mix of fruits, nuts, spices and chocolate in this old Ben Nevis. It reminds me of an old German tradition for Christmas, the "Rumtopf" (a ceramic jug is filled with fresh fruits like plums, apricots, strawberries, peaches, cherries... and  spices and then filled up with high strength rum).  After some weeks of 'maturation' this mix is served on cold winter nights - and it gets you very drunk if you do not stop after the second glass.

    This is the perfect whisky for the dark, cold winter nights just before Christmas (better than any "Rumtopf" can be)...

    [August, 2021] I opened another bottle no. 192 that I bought for 155 Euro in November, 2005 and extended my old (rather short) review notes. The scores remain unchanged. By the way, this dram is delicious on a late summer night too.
    • Nose
      94 94
      The colour is russetmuscat and the nose offers an impressive profile of many different fruits (mangos, passion fruits, strawberries, plums and more), nuts (chestnuts, walnuts), old polished leather (armchairs in a library), molten sugars, waxes, mocha, machine oils and and and... This is highly entertaining old stuff, no doubt.
    • Taste
      92 92
      The taste is fantastic complex too: A nice woodiness provides the structural skeleton to a firework of flavours (without any sulphurous notes, of course) with different herbs (Indian spices), nuts, fruits (oranges and "Rumtopf"), leather and dark chocolate. There are a lot more but they are hard to identify in this complex interwoven mixture of impressions. Certainly I detect very interesting notes which remind me rather of old high-ester rum from the Caribbean (like Caroni or Uitvluigt) - I like such flavours a lot. This dram is a real chewer but the numbers of layers are rather limited.
    • Finish
      93 93
      The dram arrives warming with some peppery moments on the palate and immediately coats the whole of the mouth with a creamy, almost silken texture. The finish is long and gets even nuttier together with rum raisins and that delicious dark chocolate again. There is a minor bitterness towards the end which comes from the tannins but this is not really distracting in such a profile. Water turns the nose punchier and both taste and finish lean more to the bitter-tannic side which happens very often with long sherry maturations - so I clearly prefer the neat dram.

  12. Prof.Schoof did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 881 € at Whiskyauction in Jan. 2016and for 930 € in Sept. 2015

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