Ben Nevis 1991

Overall rating
90.07/100
votes
131
Whiskybase ID
WB114625
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
18.10.1991
Bottled
04.2017
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
3766
Number of bottles
555
Strength
57.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
17-6133 130
Bottled for
25 Jahre whisky.de Exclusive
Market
de Germany
Added on
06 jul 2018 7:35 pm by Astrid
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 414.02

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131 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Ben Nevis 1991

19 users have left 24 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.07 points.

  1. saothangbay scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  2. kot1803 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  3. LDB scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    It doesn't look like an angel, it's quite an edge, because I had SV-Vasennevisse, which I liked better because they left more distillery character with beautiful fruit. There's a lot of dark chocolate and a snotty, brutal mint kick here, OK, if you like that, good, but it's not for me, especially at the price ...
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. LDB scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    No, it really doesn't offer me enough for the price. Then you might as well take the 22 year old Glenfarclas 105

  5. VISION_CHEN scored this whisky 57 points Expert Junior

    Nose: complex, pickled lemons, moldy citrus fruits, sour ginger, a large area covered with rich herbs and herbs, honey,

    Drink: The wine has no characteristics, a smell of rotten wood comes out of the nose...

    Overall: Ben Nevis is struggling in off oak...

  6. penumbra scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    It's just like the poetry of Xikun style, high is high, but people don't appreciate it.
    • Nose
      Italian herbal wine oriental sherry. Pine needles, the grass that has just been mowed, is Sherry Bucket responsible for it? The dull Chinese medicine is bitter, black, and concentrated in Italian style. It takes a long time to distinguish the fruity taste and it is getting better and better. Jam, black dates, citrus, pear, apple pie, yellow apricot, brown sugar. On the basis of high ageing, it still retains fat, milk froth, wax oil, chopped mushrooms, dried ginger, cinnamon, mud, and roasted roasted seeds.
    • Taste
      Xuanyuan’s cold and sweet, oak flavor should overwhelm the influence of Shirley, wood chips, bitter cocoa, walnut coat, black pepper, ginger, tobacco, hazelnut shell, after the bitter taste, honey and Shirley-style dried fruit, compound Licorice slices. There is nothing to say, the winery is not genetically good, and I haven't just lived in such a high age.
      Fairly good, medium fat, light and sweet, no tannins, no astringency, little sourness, obvious bitterness, no pungency.
    • Finish
      Long-term, cocoa, coffee, ginger, pills, sweet and sour fruits with stimulating and spicy aroma.

  7. Mapl scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  8. Whisky-Fancier scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    A wonderful sublime malt. You could smell it for hours. Ne the basic character of Ben Nevis is still, but infinitely charming, integrated. Wonderful orange note.
    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      93 93

  9. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I wrote notes about it almost 2 years ago (can also be read in the base), but I probably accidentally ordered a sample of it at some point. I don't quite keep up with the impressions from that time, but I'm not changing them now.

    Instead, a short comparison with my large bottle from the Ben Nevis 1996/2018 51.2% Single Cask Collection WID: 125894

    In the nose, the SCC seems somehow fuller, darker and calmer. Whisky.de has a certain freshness in it that I no longer really need with a 25 year old whisky. Somewhat reminiscent of a sour red wine. The SCC also has meaty notes. To stick with the wine. At the SCC, it's a Burgundy roast. The fruits at whisky.de tend to be yellow, at SCC red. The wood tones also appear darker and more voluminous with the SCC. Overall, the SCC simply looks more balanced and older than whisky.de.

    The SCC is a delicious malt. I don't think whisky.de is that great anymore. I'm used to better things from Ben Nevis now.

  10. ruedi scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Odor 92
    Taste 92
    Disposal 92

  11. EnjoyLife89 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      First, I had to get used to the alcohol and gave him some water.
      Now, distinct fruity notes appear; stewed apple; Raisin; slightly sour (going red wine); but then again sweet notes (caramel, honey)
      Then I have a slight touch of herbs (make it fresh)
      Then he changes again and again to a musty cask note, which I regard as positive. First I have a strong note of dark, fermented grapes, behind it then already a significant oak note
    • Taste
      Instantly spicy cask, tongue prickles; then tobacco / leather.
      Leather is getting stronger; dark fruits. In the background beautiful nut grows up; Then I still have good nutmeg;
    • Finish
      Spicy, dark chocolate; Tobacco; Nuts are coming, I would say walnut.
      This gets stronger and stays hanging.

  12. Abadon05 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Violent fresh grapefruit notes, especially in the nose. In the taste, the Brennereicharakter continues with citrus notes, lovage and Maggi notes. The finish is spicy and not dry. Quite delicious and impressive.

  13. Vince' scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      90 90

  14. LDB scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Not worth the money actually.
    Strong mint and oak notes, but rather
    one-dimensional for a 25-year-old,
    also rather uneven and rough.
    I would prefer most Signatory cask
    strength bottlings over this one.

  15. pianoman scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Some glue, moor meadow, old tree bark. Then plum jam and blackberries. Freshly baked brownies. Coniferous forest, pine cones.
    • Taste
      Spicy, herb. Pepper, thyme, dry wood. Some cola. Warm mineral water. Tingling with a slightly bitter sharpness.

  16. gallfux did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    I like that too. Of course, different from the expression whic (WID: 114456). I think that whisky.de has more depth and elegance. Of course, it is not cheap, so I have to consider this with the purchase yet. Price-performance of course wins the whic. In terms of taste I like the whisky.de better.
    • Nose
      Of course it is different and not so dark fruit. Apricots already overripe. The rest of the cooked quince after making quince jelly. Physalis. Forest floor. Mushrooms. Cloves. Implied frankincense. Cocoa. Oak. With water it opens up and everything becomes more intense and fuller. Now comes bergamot oil.
    • Taste
      The need for me, unlike the whic, some water. Now he is pretty creamy and shows a lot of honey. Acacia honey. Agave thick juice. Nougat. Apricot dumplings with vanilla sauce. The oak shows here much more elegant that she is also involved. Nevertheless, she has enough authority. Nuts come now. Followed by pear peel.
    • Finish
      Tonic Water. Pomegranate. White coffee.

  17. BehindSpace scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  18. didi1893 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A great old and solid Malt. Complex and varied, sweet and spicy herb. especially worth mentioning I find the intense and wonderful apple aroma of the nose! Partly this filling seems a bit dirty and rancid, but somehow I feel these qualities in combination with the other different flavors very sexy. I like and like it very much.

    23/22/23/22 (90P)
    • Nose
      Powerfully the Ben Nevis shines amber in the glass, even from a distance, dark and voluminous sherry aromas are perceptible. Oily "legs" pull their long tracks back into the glass on the glass wall. Dark freshly grated applesauce lifts clumsily from the premium snifter, freshly squeezed syrupy apple juice exudes its full-bodied aroma, the "old" and heavy fruitiness is impressive. Dried orange slices fall into creamy milk chocolate, sweet vanilla ends in dried berries and apple slices. Pears and apricots flash on, minimal hints of musty mold dissolve from the dark fruit flavors. The nose shows its smooth side, gradually I long for the first sip.
    • Taste
      Thick Ben Nevis flows through the palate. Dark and heavy fruit flavors dissolve before a pinch of coarse-cut black pepper spreads over the tongue. Spicy, slightly rancid wood tones run through the throat, dark plums and oranges spread creamy under the tongue. With the second sip, creamy milk chocolate appears briefly before black pepper is powerfully placed on the tongue again and envelops it with plump warmth. Discreetly bitter oak tones and slightly rancid wood elements dominate the aroma after a few seconds. Chubby warmth is now distributed throughout the mouth, a short chilli pepper flashes out of the hot pepper. An intense herbal note mixes with tough forest honey and thus ensures an interplay of flavors.
    • Finish
      The fading heat leaves dark and spicy wood elements on the tongue. A touch of sharpness sticks to the palate, unripe walnuts alternate with rancid walnut flavors. In short, milk chocolate and the abrasion of orange peel appear in the finish before it gradually loses its volume and power. Spicy oak becomes harsh, walnuts and a touch of espresso let the finish slowly fade away. For a long time, the different flavors are remembered, as well as the cozy warmth.

  19. dRambo scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  20. dRambo scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    edged, angular, complicated, special - for me personally is a 110-130 € whisky and even at the price I would not buy a bottle.

    I see neither a clear added value to eg 23 ++ yo SV vases nor any reason to spend 280 € for such a bottle.

    I lack sophistication and that special something. The style is probably not me. Since I prefer to spend a few euros on it and buy me something horny.
    • Nose
      very fat, waxy and oily, slightly rancid shea butter, used oil, diesel, cocoa butter, raisins, berry pot with lots of blackberries - very sweet and sticky without fruity acidity, earthy, musty, casket (smells in nuances like a crypto perfume), tree of life, too much Nevis herbs

      I think he stinks a bit - so I let him stand again 15min in the corner.

      He is rounder and a little more fruity - the miss notes go so far that he becomes more harmonious. Orange and pleasant old sherry notes, he opens up increasingly. Here and there I find a delicious fruit note - you can drink - but you do not have to.
    • Taste
      sweet, chocolate gingerbread hearts with apricot filling, cinnamon, a lot of nutmeg, candied ginger, chili, coffee, bitter notes - Grapefruit dish

      Ice candy, white gummy bears, canned pineapple, coated old chocolate, dusty, wood grinding dust, pepper, citrus peels, overlayed (bitter) walnut, tree branches, very strong warming and beautiful oily texture.
    • Finish
      Oak, chocolate, tobacco, ginger, baking cocoa - a hint of orange / lemon

  21. Rhönräuber scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    close to be a balanced tobermory whisky.
    • Nose
      burnt apple pie, "sweaty armpit" i.e. dirty, fireworks, fermented grapes.
    • Taste
      bitter sweet & salty symphony of plums, dates, nuts, honey, costal air.
    • Finish
       dried plums & figs, sugar beet syrup, bitter chocolate.

  22. Othorion scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Cinnamon, applesauce with cinnamon, also no alcohol, but a little mint, also honey, but not so sweet, dried dates, a touch of moder, but also pleasant, so pears and plums, damp leaves, somehow dirty, but in the positive senses, slightly burnt caramel!
    • Taste
      creamy, sweet, slightly milder, vanilla pudding, slightly sugared plums, cinnamon, black pepper, walnuts, honey, dark chocolate, orange marmalade, a nice interplay between spicy, sweet and tart!
    • Finish
      Very long, walnuts, dark chocolate, ginger, espresso, meringue plums, here you can really feel the age!

  23. Othorion scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  24. FritzeKrautman scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Very nice, complex nose with pleasant fruitiness. Amazing sweetness in the taste, the whisky has a lot of power. The bitterness is getting used to and clouding the overall impression a bit. Nevertheless, a great, well matured whisky.
    • Nose
      Overripe apple in the beginning, wood. Sweet with malt and vanilla, Christmas spices and chocolate. Then slightly foul, followed by orange and pear. Slight alcoholic note.
    • Taste
      Very sweet at the beginning, then quickly bitter. Spices and vanilla in between. Also short fruity. Strong alcohol, but surprisingly well integrated, slightly tingling on the tongue.
    • Finish
      Very long finish with some chocolate, then strong bitter with oak and walnut, stimulating the salivation.

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