Overall rating
Single Malt
Whiskymax (Wx)
Bottling serie
Spirit & Cask Range
Stated Age
05 years old
Port Wood Finish
Number of bottles
48.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
03 Jun 2018 8:31 am by Astrid
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 45,90

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Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 2012 Wx

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.68 points

  1. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    With Benni-OA it just does not look so good, the 10er OA is regularly out of order, so I once tried this quite cheap (44 €) UA. OK, he's young, you know. Something tinny. But that subsides. And he is very port-drowned. Grapes, sweet, acid ... but that, too, diminishes. And then you realize that there is actually such a small Dreckspatz-Benni drinsitzt and he makes fun. Not smooth, balanced, ripe or anything, not interesting to discover, but cool. Nice bridge until the next 10 OA.

  2. didi1893 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    This Ben Nevis is clearly marked by its influence in the port! The color, the sour and fermented fruits and above all this incredible nut aroma let forget the partly noticeable young age. An incredible and unusual bottling which in my opinion deserves a much better rating than the current 75 points. As I said, this bottling is certainly special and unusual, but that's exactly what makes this "strange" Ben Nevis allure! Although often flashes through the youth, it is actually lacking in complexity, I find this bottling but delicious by their Portaromen and the nut mixture. I like it!
    • Nose
      Auburn with a lot of pink shimmer! Old pink, the Ben Nevis shimmers salmon-colored in the glass. On the glass wall of my Premium Snifter, a multitude of long "legs" pull back their endless fears into glass relatively quickly. Even from afar, the harsh and sour Portaromen are perceptible, slightly musty and decayed wood elements join. Behind the fermented berries and grapes hides a sweet fruit note in combination with fresh mint, creamy toasted aromas dissolve from the extremely fruity nose. Tart fruit components play with fruity sweetness and a handful of hazelnuts. Echoes of milk chocolate and cocoa slowly turn into dark dark chocolate, the sour musty notes are as dominant as an intensive spice and herbal mixture dominantly.
    • Taste
      Sauer meets sweet! Exactly with this combination of flavors the first sip flows powerfully through the mouth, meadow and garden herbs dominate the first impression. Pears and apricots mix with dried berries and grapes, again an incredible spice and herbal note. Slightly spicy and tart wood tones present, dark and fermented fruits play with sweet fruit and spice. If I had to try to define the herbs and spice notes more exactly, I would type in lavender and basil. Dark caramel and a touch of toffee follow until suddenly chewed hazelnuts stick to the dominant palate. Intense nut aroma blended with spicy oak, almonds and hazelnuts impressively dominate the transition of taste and aftertaste.
    • Finish
      The dominant nut aromas still stick to the palate. Slowly lavender and now also thyme are added, the sweet fruit flavors also return and burn off a real fireworks display. Sweet and sour fruits play together, dark caramel and oak are in the foreground, subtle sharpness flatters the tongue and then ..... Bäämmm the unbelievable nut aroma is fully present again and tasty to taste the palate. Hazelnuts, almonds, and walnuts are eager to compete. The nut flavor is amazing!

  3. ruedi scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    Odor 83
    Taste 83
    Exit 82
    In any case, sensational for a 5 year old
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  4. DerDennis! scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    For a 5-year-old whisky, I can get a lot out of it. The alcohol, although only 48%, bites quite a bit in the nose, if one sniffs too deeply, but some water tames the young savages.

    I think that's ok. Tasty, light and fresh. Good for summer evenings. And definitely buyable
    • Nose
      82 82
      fresh, sour, spicy, extreme wine note ... not only does it look like rosé, it also smells like that. After the acid comes spiciness ... mint, nutmeg, bouillon cubes, pepper ... cinnamon. Menthol, oranges, grapes. A bit of water immediately takes away the heat ... carnation comes to it
    • Taste
      85 85
      sweet, sparkling, spicy, bitter, fruity ... strawberries, chili, slightly woody, clove, bitter orange peel ... hazelnuts, slight flowery, pine needles. Here, too, a little water immediately takes away some of the sharpness, but a pleasant tingling sensation remains. Dark chocolate ... Brandy beans, dark grapes, eucalyptus
    • Finish
      85 85
      long, tingling, pickled raisins with chocolate, pleasantly woody and bitter


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