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Overall rating
86.78/100
votes
30
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Daily Dram (TDD)
Bottling serie
Poisonous Frog Series
Vintage
1996
Bottled
2018
Stated Age
21 years old
Strength
50.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Bresser & Timmer
Added on
26 Oct 2018 12:20 pm by Bachess
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 143,86

7 × in wishlist

30 × member ratings

44 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 1996 TDD

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.78 points

  1. avansele scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A traditional dirty Ben Nevis ... you hate it or you love it. Really powerful flavours and smells. This whisky really is three times totally different when you look at the nose, the taste and the finish.

    I like it dirty baby so for me it's a winner
    • Nose
      88 88
      This nose is exactly what I suspect from a Ben Nevis. This is what I like to call a dirty whisky. I got lots of old cheese aromas on the nose ... even some sweaty socks. Another thing I immediately smell is the smell of rusty metal. I don't kow if the frog on the label primed my brain into a certain think pattern but I even made some association with the smell of a swamp.
    • Taste
      91 91
      The taste is really powerful and totally different from the nose. The sip starts with a spicy kick from the alcohol and turns over in a lot of sweetness: honey, vanilla and even some turkish fruit. There is a strong sour accent in there as well. When having it in the mouth for a few seconds theres that waxy feeling that I often get with Clynelish, some Fettercairn and some Ben Nevis of course.
    • Finish
      89 89
      The finish is really another different fase in this whisky. While the sip was sweetness al over you now have some more nutty tones with almonds, walnuts and even a hint of nutmeg. The finish is quitelong but transforms in the end ina sort of dry bitterness with tones of orange zeste.

  2. hans1971 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. EJS scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  4. Sylvia scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

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

  5. Dominique69 scored this whisky 89 points Moderator

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. thijs100 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    The nose, to me at least, is classic Ben Nevis. Whereas for many that might be a selling point, it isn't for me. The palate however, is such a dramtic step up that it lifts to overall score to something very acceptable.
    • Nose
      A whiff of sulphur to open things up, accompanied by a metallic/acidic aroma that I've come to associate with Ben Nevis, as well as baby puke. Soft notes of rye bread, and a whisper of orange peel, lemon juice and candlewax.
    • Taste
      Lovely creamy stuff, and incredible step up from the nose. A wonderful citrus influence, and subtle notes of honeycomb, as well as soft herbs and spices. Light coriander notes, a hint of nutmeg.
    • Finish
      Orange syrup and lingering spices.

  7. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

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