Overall rating
Single Malt
Le Gus't (LEG)
Bottling serie
Selection XV
Stated Age
27 years old
12 years Sherry / 15 years Port Pipe
Number of bottles
58.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
02 Aug 2018 8:10 am by Francisque
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 229.99

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132 × member ratings

213 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 1990 LEG

22 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.58 points

  1. Donwaldorf scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A Ben Nevis whose usual markers disappear in favor of Porto & Sherry.
    It's good, I had a good time but there is this frustration that prevents me from putting 89 or 90. (Not the Ben Nevis profile, closer to a Glendro without being as successful. ass between two chairs)
    • Nose
      The first fragrances are on cherry and raspberry. Then come the caramel, the grapes, the honey and especially the butter, a lot of butter. The nose develops gradually to a pastry side on the cake and bread.
      After a long aeration the Sherry side clearly takes the ascendancy.
    • Taste
      The alcohol seems well integrated, it is warm but without aggression.
      We mainly find Sherry and Vineuse notes.
      The woody and the usual spices take place little by little.
      Finally we find notes of dried fruits.
    • Finish
      Nice length on spices, dried fruits and sugar syrup.

  2. DerDennis! scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    An outstanding, complex and pleasant smell, excellently integrated alcohol, which one notices only briefly peppery sharp on the tongue, great variety of aromas on the palate and a pleasant, long finish. Great!
    • Nose
      92 92
      Sweet and spicy, dark fruits, plums, raisins, wood, sawdust, marzipan, hazelnuts, honey, cereals, herbs ... heather, thyme, sourampher, malt, vanilla
    • Taste
      91 91
      sweet, tingling, oily, raisins, prunes, licorice, honey, rum grape nut chocolate, great herbal notes, sourampher, pepper ... you can find almost everything that the nose has promised. The alcohol does not bother at all, I do not need water
    • Finish
      90 90
      Eternally long, oily, warming, sweet wood, dried fruits, honey, herbs, very pleasant

  3. mothers_finest scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Fruity fresh on the nose, strawberry jam, a little nail polish remover, sour fruits, rum pot, a bit overripe pear and even a hint of mirabelle.
    The proud age of 27 is so imperceptible in the nose, as the logging can not prevail against the dominant fruit as you might suspect.

    On the palate sweeter than in the nose, but with a strong start. Caramel sets on the palate against medium ripe strawberries but also sherry. Raspberries and the certain acidity on the palate, as I often have in Port whisky, I honestly do not hear. On the palate, the oak is then clearly noticeable, especially on the finish, which warmed the esophagus for a while. In the mouth, the finish is however medium, the fruit disappears after about 1 minute but the spicy oak that pleases me here, remains long in the esophagus. Even after 10 minutes, this Oak Kick is still present when exhaling from the nose (a little musty). But again, just before nosing dominated the red fruit, whereas the barrel / age only played on the palate ne role.
    The malt is not very thick; So no viscous soup as you could guess from the color. A dominant matured, multi-layered malt that still remains a whisky. The spoon does not stay in my paper cup;)

    Can be enjoyed without water; However, 2-3 drops do not hurt.

  4. TheWhiskyDungeon scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      port, licorice, brown sugar, leather, nuts, plums, coffee beans, cherries, apple, citrus, beeswax, vanilla
    • Taste
      creamy, raisins, chocolate, caramel, strawberry jam, cinnamon, raspberries, wood tones, syrup, brown sugar, mocha, coffee, vanilla

  5. Fabio2 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    a very tasty drop ... exactly my taste ... but where does the phrase "12 years Sherry / 15 years Port Pipe" come from ????????? There is nothing on the bottle

  6. wisekycourse scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    porto and sherry, who will win?
    • Nose
      sherry! mold, red fruits, candied almost rotten, macerated grapes, grape marc and that vine side!
      nuts, leather, it's also waxy and spicy
      wet woody
    • Taste
      heat of alcohol, fruity and sweet spices, fragrant wood, then sherry again, a good old with candied oranges
      Milk chocolate, a little buttered, scented herbs too, leather, damp wood, mildew comes back!
    • Finish
      quite long and tenacious
      it becomes more chocolate with cream, more on the maderized wine too, it is very warm, very embalming !!

  7. Maltlife scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

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

  8. JacobaEd scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

  9. rpvdwel scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. Whiskydufftown scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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


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