Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Stated Age
21 years old
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
52.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
19 Apr 2018 9:34 am by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 99.90

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69 × member ratings

92 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 1996 CA

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.34 points

  1. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Powerful and sweet at the same time, it is fragrant and caressing, with grassy notes, then apricots, citrus and melon!
    • Taste
      Sweet, it has a superb fruity heart! Intense and tangy!
    • Finish
      In the continuity of the mouth with a small return of citrus!

      Enthusiasm 4/5

      Whisky n ° 1964

  2. Doppelpass scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Riesling Kalkstein par excellence - very good stuff!

  3. sagara-kun scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Not my favorite type of profile but I understand what can be found. The balance is there, as is the complexity.
    • Nose
      Sock perspiration.
      Strawberry, mushrooms, undergrowth.
      Light camphor fruit
    • Taste
      In the mouth we go on the fruit first, camphor, metal, oxidation.
      The strawberry is still there and is almost tagada.
      Always a little perspiration.
    • Finish
      Long finish on pepper, camphor and perspiration.

  4. Sitin did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Serge say:

    Ben Nevis 21 yo 1996/2018 (52.9%, Cadenhead, Single Cask, hogshead, 210 bottles) Five stars This one’s pretty new. Kind of. Colour: straw. Nose: ultra-classic chalky start, then fudge, light toffee, chicory, porcini mushrooms, Virginia cigarette, chicken bouillon, chestnut honey, botrytis, pine needles, humus… Well this nose is simply exceptional. With water: indeed it is. Old white Bourgogne, and I mean really old. Montrachet quality. Mouth (neat): sweet Vishnu! Citrons and melons blended with the chalkiest honeys ever and a wide assortment of soft spices, aniseed, coriander… Utterly love this. With water: boy oh boy oh boy oh boy. Chestnut purée, chestnut honey, old Sauternes, mocha, Ovaltine, caramel… All that with this chalky Bennevissy structure. Fantastic. Finish: long, amazingly good. Lemon blossom honey and… superlative stuff. Maggi and Marmite in the aftertaste. Comments: pffffff, Cadenhead. Ha, ha and I mean, ha. Go get this one if you can find it. Exceptional whisky, quite Springbanky, no wonder Cadenhead would have selected it.. SGP:562 - 92 points.

    Good good good, enough young or middle-aged ones, let’s try to find some older Ben Nevis…

  5. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  6. olegborgol scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    nevis 1996 - chalk, honey, citrus, mineral and fresh

  7. Tastingbros scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Full review here :

  8. Gusto scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    Like the scent, the start is a bit delicate and almost reserved. You put it aside without patience. Then you realize: This honey sweetness, melon, nicely integrated. Game of flavors, all of Ben Nevis. The alcohol stays a bit spicy on the palate and a fruity oiliness stays on the tongue for a long time. And stays. Dreamlike aftertaste.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      94 94

  9. Kensay scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Chic Nevis, one of the best I've tried so far. A delicate aroma goes well with an explosive taste, and the aftertaste is also not knocked out. There is no particular layering, but amazingly delicious whisky. Alcohol is practically not felt either in aroma or in taste, integrated perfectly. The overall impression is slightly spoiled by the dominance of wood acid at the finish
    • Nose
      delicate fruity, envelops in ripe oranges and pears, a little menthol and spices, vanilla with a drop of lemon
    • Taste
      grapefruit juice, explosive, vanilla with spices, ripe juicy mango with cinnamon
    • Finish
      long, citrus, mixed with spices and some woody acidity

  10. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Typical Ben Nevis from this vintage. Initial thoughts were that this was sherried in some way despite it being from bourbon but could have been where it was in the tasting. Enjoyable.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86


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