Whiskybase
Overall rating
86.67/100
votes
9
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Hunter Laing (HL)
Bottling serie
The Old Malt Cask
Vintage
11.2001
Bottled
02.2018
Stated Age
16 years old
Casktype
Refill Hogshead
Casknumber
HL 14755
Number of bottles
280
Strength
50.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
25 Sep 2018 12:36 pm by ctu
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 75.07

0 × in wishlist

9 × member ratings

21 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 2001 HL

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.67 points

  1. LDB scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    This is a malt that you like to take a sip and a whole bottle of! In the best sense of the word, honest, unadulterated exBC-Nevis, which I like very much.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Honey, vanilla, coastal aromas (remotely reminiscent of the Clynelish candle wax of the Candlekitty). Lilac blossoms with lemon - appetizingly sweet!
    • Taste
      89 89
      And there it is, the full elderflower syrup, with lemon oil and delicious spice the whole thing. So must Nevis!
    • Finish
      87 87
      The intensity decreases quite quickly due to the age, but the aromas stay quite a long time and the oak tannins form a perfect counterpoint to the fruit sweetness.

  2. Ed Radour scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

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

  3. DerDennis! scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Solid Ben Nevis, which is compared to the standard 10s the higher age and the 4% more alcohol clearly. All in all well done.
    • Nose
      90 90
      sweet, fruity, spicy, some hairspray, light fruits, pineapple, light sweet grapes, pepper, nutmeg, cocoa powder, malt, bouillon cubes, herbs. Typical Ben Nevis flavors.
    • Taste
      89 89
      sweet, nutty, oily, oranges, plums, honey, peppermint, slightly bitter but pleasant tannins
    • Finish
      89 89
      long, light spicy, sweetened peppermint tea

  4. tangtang scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    wonderful malt. Beautiful aroma profile on the nose. I like it very much. Very balanced and dangerously tasty malt.
    • Nose
      sweet fruity with pineapple and citrus fruits, freshly spicy, vanilla comes through, the tropical aromas with the pineapple are very present. Very intense light fruity nose
    • Taste
      sweet and spicy, lots of light fruits, malt, some vanilla, later some pepper, nutty, very tasty aromas
    • Finish
      spicy, nutty, sweet, again the light fruits, long finish. Delicious

  5. Dris scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  6. ctu scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Not the best Ben Nevis, but it's okay, water helps a lot.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Floral. Spicy oak, Traubisoda, malt, bergamot oil and herbals.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Powerful. Orange peel, peppermint, tannic oak, honey and nutmeg.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Long, spicy.

Tastingtags

Add tasting tags by clicking the flavours you recognized in this whisky.

Whiskybase

Whiskybase is founded in 2007 with the goal to create the biggest resource of whisky information in the world. A community driven website built by and for whisky enthusiasts.  




Whiskybase B.V. 
Zwaanshals 530 
3035 KS Rotterdam 
The Netherlands 

KVK: 52072819
VAT: NL850288836B01

Copyright © 2021


Forgot your password?

Login