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Ben Nevis 1996

Overall rating
89.80/100
votes
97
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Small Batch
Vintage
02.1996
Bottled
09.2018
Stated Age
21 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Butts
Number of bottles
1049
Strength
55.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
La Maison du Whisky
Added on
10 Feb 2019 11:45 am by Rhönräuber
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Average value

€ 282,68

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Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 1996

19 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.80 points

  1. DerDennis! scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Strong sherry with decent spiciness and pleasant tannins. Requires some water in my view, then it becomes a clear Ben Nevis
    • Nose
      92 92
      Nutty, spicy, lots of chocolate and cinnamon, menthol, dark dried fruits, nutmeg, pepper, sweet honey, malt, oranges, the typical Ben Nevis notes flash over again, sherry
    • Taste
      90 90
      sweet, salty, sherry, nutmeg, pepper, oily, malt and tannins, spicy, prunes, strong mint, dark chocolate with orange
    • Finish
      89 89
      long, light fruit sweetness, woody, unsweetened peppermint tea

  2. Rhönräuber scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
      A bastion of sherry, mineral rock / lime, red grape marc, nutty, sweet and sour, initially difficult to penetrate, with time and air, the aromas are clear.
    • Taste
      90 90
      warm, oily, sweet, powerful, dried fruits with nuts, cinnamon, marzipan, grape nut chocolate, peppermint, orange peel.
    • Finish
      92 92
      dried bright fruits, strong milk coffee, wet autumn leaves, first sweet then feinherb expectant - very present and very long.

  3. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasted in the evening.

    A surprising nose: floral, lime confit ... confusing, I am a little lost.
    In the mouth, grapefruit, very spicy. Herbal liqueur. Very nice explosiveness.
    Beautiful length. Ultra sparkling.

    I never knew how to identify the distillery blind.

    Enthusiasm
    Nose 2/5
    Mouth & Finale 4/5

    Whisky n ° 2046

  4. aphex scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A tannic and quite austere Ben Nevis at first. Second pass is stronger and better. It's a bit rough and unbalanced for me though.
    • Nose
      Strong citrusy acidity at first and for a few minutes. Then it turns mineral (stones, graphite), mentholated, nutty, honeyed and spicy. Whiffs of grapes and plums. Tannins.
    • Taste
      Tannic! A pinch of salt, pepper, mint, bitter oranges, plums, dark chocolate, coffee.
    • Finish
      Long, oaky, peppery and minty

  5. Ed Radour scored this whisky 91 points Specialist

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. kot1803 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  7. el Gato scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Typical fruity / tropical With some sherry influence here and there.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Cantalope melon. Banana. Pears. Honey. Grapes. Lemons. Butterscotch. Eventually Strawberries and nutmeg
    • Taste
      90 90
      Very oily. Tropical salad Grapefruit. Soft spices. Menthol. Herbs. Plums. Slightly malty. Minerals
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long! Less of the Tropical fruits now. Sweetness. Some bitter spices. Green tea.

  8. ARCH3R scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  9. thomasflsts scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  10. Schnappsdrossel did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Color: Old Gold

    Comment: Neither the most complex nor the most expressive Ben Nevis bottling, but the balance between barrel and distillate he meets and it is also tasty. 90 points
    • Nose
      More sherry, darker, furniture polish, including Ben Nevis pineapple and herbs. The alcohol is not completely covered, but less racy in the nose. With water: No more alcohol, but he does not swim too much. Nasser Tang, modern wood.
    • Taste
      Acts a bit thin without water. Otherwise copy and paste from the nose. Water: A little may. The perfect blend of sherry, old-style wax and Ben Nevis. Less pineapple, a little mustard, especially a lot of musty-rotting undergrowth. Later including marijuana. Beeswax candles and rape honey, a little mango. Some salt and tang.
    • Finish
      Long, slightly spicy, including sherry. Jup.

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