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Overall rating
87.00/100
votes
4
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Heinz Eggert (HEB)
Vintage
05.1997
Bottled
08.2017
Stated Age
20 years old
Casknumber
615 (part)
Strength
51.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
25 Nov 2018 12:11 pm by Ondrö
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 69.90

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Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 1997 HEB

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.00 points

  1. rottendon scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Clean bourbon barrel without further recognition. However tasty and increasingly tasty.

    Notes from a blind tasting.

    Ok, so for Ben Nevis it's pretty untypical.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Sweet, fruity, warm and slightly oblique when pouring. The oblique disappeared after a few seconds, not that I could have defined that closer. Yellow fruit, some lightly pickled, vanilla sweetness, but also a few herbs and a little hay are to make out. Overall, he still looks warm and inviting. At first he gets a little bit sour, a stuffy note like dishcloth comes on, as well as pear compote, a dash of furniture polish.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Very sweet at first, honey and sweet popcorn, it dries off noticeably behind, grassy. The mouthfeel is rather fluid, the onset moderate.
    • Finish
      84 84
      In the finish, he then warms up well while he continues to dry. A slight bitterness is medium in the mouth, also a very pleasant acidity is on the palate.

  2. ARDBERG scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Part of singlemalt adventskalender blind tasting.

    My guess: 20 yo, bourbon cask, 52%, Highlands - no clue on the distillery.

    A malty sweetness & some spring honey in the nose with yellow/white fruits, quite light with subtle alcohol and varnish note. Repeats in the mouth with fruits getting stronger the longer I chew. The fruits are the predominat feature in the medium+ finsh.

    More air reveals more flavour so giving it time is of essence.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. whisky313 did not rate this whisky Specialist

    see also:

    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/136300

  4. Ondrö did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    Shared cask: https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/105312/ben-nevis-1997-fr

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