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Ben Nevis McDonald's Traditional

Overall rating
83.76/100
votes
41
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2017
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L17/8701
Barcode
2118353183535
Added on
18 Jun 2018 6:53 am by KonstUA

Average value

€ 70.00

6 × in wishlist

41 × member ratings

66 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis McDonald's Traditional

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.76 points

  1. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Good. A great option for a drink on the basis of price / quality.
    Smoky and smoked Nevis.

  2. Willum scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. Ostap scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Quite pleasant in aroma, though much weaker than the 2013 release. Meaningful with a consistent aftertaste. Bar option.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Slightly brazen, young, smoked, dried prunes, smoke, ash, peat, smoked bacon, menthol chill, fruitiness, hay, rural barn, condensed milk, silage pit, pleasant minerality, date, peel of orange, salt crunches, salt crust sulphurous, not alcoholic.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Smoke, pepper, ash, fried bacon, sulphurous, thick, citrus (orange, lemon), buttery, bacon dominated by sweet sauce.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Meaty, sulphurous, smoky, long-lasting, burnt-out jam, smut.

  4. diamond2000 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    Aroma: open, slightly alcoholic, immediately felt palatable notes, some youthfulness, coal dust, earth, ash, sulfur content, smoked lard, light smoke, unrefined sunflower oil, all this is adjacent to creamy sweetness, toffee, boiled thickened milk. Wood motifs are also well felt, - dry boards, charred wood.

    Taste: bright, sweet caramel, red pepper, bitter chocolate, herbal bitter, cinnamon, cloves, perceptible wood tannins, ash, smoked dried fruits (apples, pears). Bright, powerful, oily, feeling that the fortress is higher than stated.

    Finish: longer than average, akin to taste - very rich, spices, a lot of wood, smoked dried fruits, herbal bitterness. Appear some kind of chemical shades in the form of oil paints, sulfur.

    Rating: 83-84

    The result: a slightly youthful scent brightens up with bright and rich taste and finish, but still looks like some kind of unbalanced crafts, there is no consistency and harmony Ben Nevis 10. Phenolity here in the form of coal and charred wood, in style is similar to the recently tasted Ardmore Triple Wood, but of course a cut above. Not bad, but probably the old Highland style is not mine.

  5. dr.mad scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      82 82

  6. André scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    The taste of 100 years ago.

  7. André scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    The taste of 100 years ago.

  8. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Balance (21)
    2013 release was brighter ...
    The first time I rated at 83 balls.
    Second attempt: 50 minutes in a covered glass made the whisky much softer and more pleasant in flavor
    (85)
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    • Nose
      Aromas first brazhny, sweet sherry ... raisins and dried fruits ... honey and orange ... a little peat (21.5)
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    • Taste
      Fruit, Spicy, Tobacco Smoke (21.5)
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    • Finish
      The finish is slightly spicy, smoky, sweet, candy, wax (21)
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