Overall rating
Single Malt
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
The Prestonfield
Stated Age
34 years old
Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
63.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
La Maison Du Whisky
Added on
28 Sep 2009 6:24 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1200,00

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53 × member ratings

51 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 1975 SV

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.92 points

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 83 points Moderator

    Water not recommended because the flowery and soapy notes will come out much stronger - tasted from a sample
    • Nose
      88 88
      Overripe fruits, solvent, banana, raisins, spices, vanilla, creme brulee, cloves, hints of bubble gum
    • Taste
      83 83
      Very punchy, vanilla, subtle sweetness, little oaky notes
    • Finish
      79 79
      Long, burning - with water: pretty soapy and flowery

  2. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Yellow fruits exotic fruits like papaya pineapple and coconut honey and toffee, a bit of varnish , a very pleasant dram

  3. Dede scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nose very pleasant, greedy, with beeswax, encaustic, varnish, a nice dose of vanilla, bubble gum and lots of coconut and pineapple. A pina colada that would have stayed in a bourbon cask ... Alcohol does not attack the nostrils at all.

    In the mouth, it's still very powerful. 63% ... However, we find the main lines of the nose, with this coconut / pineapple mixture, these bubble gum aromas, as well as a hint of citrus acidity. The wood expresses itself on the spices. It will however require a drop of water. It is actually more pleasant, the acidulous aromas are more present. However, it remains too woody (coco / spices) for me, too marked grain / bourbon so that I appreciate it fully. The finish is long, slightly astringent, marked by spices and honey.

  4. jodeenow scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    A very good whisky that is drunk very well despite its degree of alcohol.
    • Nose
      Very fruity nose. Yellow fruits and exotic fruits. A few alcohol vapors come to tickle the nostrils. We also smell a little vanilla, honey
    • Taste
      Powerful but the alcohol is so well integrated that it looks like it collapses a bit. Gourmet Whisky, pastry, on fruit and spices.
    • Finish
      Very long and warm. On spices and the sweet side (honey vanilla)

  5. Ivynor scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    An excellent product, very original, spicy, tropical (coconut, exotic wood, cinnamon ...) and bourbon (wood, vanilla), all without any aggression despite the alcohol level.
    • Nose
      Looks like an old and very good bourbon: a lot of wood, vanilla, caramel, everything melted. A bit of cinnamon and coconut. It's not at all alcoholic for 63%
    • Taste
      Very easy, gourmet, sweet, creamy, fat (whisky to drink with a spoon?). More vanilla, exotic wood, old oak, spices, cocoa butter, hazelnut / praline ... it's really very pleasant to taste. Alcohol is perfectly incorporated.
    • Finish
      Long lasting, sugar, spices, vanilla. Finish very creamy.

  6. tomy63 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    An original whisky, which is really old bourbon very complex, but a little too much coconut (and spices) for my taste.
    • Nose
      a lot of vanilla and coconut, a side very Malibu coconut, a lot of spices too, banana, wood, tobacco, varnish
    • Taste
      powerful but alcohol is very well integrated, wax, varnish, wood, plum, orange, dried fruit, coconut, chocolate. Pretty complex. It is very bourbon with coconut in addition
    • Finish
      very long, spices, wood, vanilla, coconut.

  7. WhiskyNotes scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    A great Ben Nevis that combines elements of Scotch, Irish and American whisky and creates an interesting mix.
    • Nose
      Quite bubblegummy at first. There's also a waxy side to it, but a rather sharp one (like hair spray) but this seems to evaporate very quickly. Excellent development on coconut milk, tropical fruits and honey. Lots of vanilla. Superb raspberry jam. Gooseberries. Intense and warming.
    • Taste
      Very powerful (duh) and spicy. Some citrus. Coconut and vanilla again. Raisins. Oranges with cloves in the aftertaste. A drop of water brings out herbal notes and something bourbonny (pine resin). Overall a tad too sharp maybe.
    • Finish
      Long on vanilla, cloves and a touch of menthol.


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