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Ben Nevis 2010 SV

Overall rating
86.80/100
votes
33
Whiskybase ID
WB121551
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Vintage
08.11.2010
Bottled
23.08.2018
Stated Age
07 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Casknumber
403
Number of bottles
215
Strength
60.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5021944099061
Bottled for
Kirsch Import
Market
de Germany
Added on
25 Nov 2018 4:30 pm by Astrid
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 51.93

13 × in wishlist

33 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 2010 SV

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.80 points

  1. tribe scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Surprisingly good for a Ben so young. In a nutshell. It needs water and then becomes the mandarine and pineapple bomb. I didn't even want to try this, because I always had really bad young nevis in bourbon before. This one, on the other hand, was great.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      84 84

  2. Juergen Willi scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Great value for the money, quite complex for it's young age, a dram that deserves attention
    • Nose
      Very interesting nose. Complex for an 8 y old dram. Yellow plum, walnuts, pear, resin, herbs, nutmeg, ...There is so much to find. I prefer it neat.
    • Taste
      Sweet and fruity, especially with a few drops of water, f.e. pine apple, tangerine. Good mouthfeel, the 60,8% abv are well integrated.
    • Finish
      Brown sugar, barley, nutmeg, pepper, chili, quite long due to the high abv.

  3. Abadon05 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Not bad for the young age.
    The nose in particular knows how to please and is unexpectedly complex.
    In the taste and in the finish you notice your young age.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Nice nose that blows towards you from afar.
      Cereals, lemon, peanut, para and pecan.
      Accompanied by a light honey sweetness.
      Definitely like it and makes you want more.
      The alcohol is also well integrated and there is no burning sensation.
      Some vanilla, light fruits and some light wood with bitter almond.
      Is the distillery character minimal? Yes, but in connection with roses.
      Unfortunately, water is not particularly good for the nose. The flavors fade and the alcohol appears more, which is a shame.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Sweet, but now you also notice the 60%.
      The honey remains, as do the light fruits and cereals.
      The alcohol pushes quite nicely and tingles on the tongue.
      Vanilla and cereals.
      Unfortunately not as complex as in the nose, more alcohol instead.
      Light chewing gum notes (HubbaBubba).
      A little more pleasant with water.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Dry and short to medium long.
      Grapes (sugar), vanilla and cereals.
      The alcohol fades over time, which is good for you.
      With water, the bright fruits and the chewing gum (HubbaBubba) are now more visible, especially pineapple.

  4. qzek scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Sweet and nice
    • Nose
      87 87
      intense, plum, sweet
    • Taste
      88 88
      sweet, plum in dark chocolate, licorice
    • Finish
      86 86
      short, vanilla

  5. EJS scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

  6. martinbutterfly scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Pite in the blind
    # 3 - 60.8%

    Vanilla-varnish, tannic chocolate, young but cool, lots of vanilla sweets with varnish, wax, lots of vanilla and chocolate of young intense butchery

    Age - 8yo?
    Cask - ff bourbon?
    Speyside highland?

    5/10
    88/100

  7. Dexter606 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Sparkling bright fruits (tangerine, orange) in chicken broth. For me slightly diluted to 51-52% best. The oiliness is getting stronger the further you dilute it. At 46% that's too much broth for me.
    Peculiar interaction of hearty, sweet and fruity. But that's why it's very interesting!

  8. wbarchive_336582 scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    Malthead: 87 points
    https://www.malthead.org/malthead/ben-nevis-7yrs-signatory-vintage-vs-ben-nevis-27yrs-glenscoma-tasting

  9. Eilean a' Cheo scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Young, a bit sharp but not immature with some interesting dusty, nutty and praline notes and even hints of nectarines added to the bourbony spicy notes.. the mouthfeel is great for the age
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  10. André scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    A beautiful young boy is Nevis. A bit too short and a little too young in the experience. But the potential is already there. This is a must have for lovers of the raw raw sip.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      81 81

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