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Overall rating
88.55/100
votes
42
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Phil & Simon Thompson (PST)
Vintage
1996
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
22 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
561
Strength
44.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
11 Feb 2019 6:57 pm by Callo
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 179.90

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42 × member ratings

59 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 1996 PST

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.55 points

  1. JacobaEd scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  2. rpvdwel scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  3. Simo scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

  4. MikerG2k scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  5. EJS scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  6. Mark-E scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  7. Rien scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

  8. Totoro scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Great nose that ticks all the boxes, from the mineralic and "industrial" aspects of Ben Nevis to its fruity side. Here the refill cask shows its strengths. The palate is less thrilling, though, partly because of the low strength, and partly because the washed-out cask has added quite a lot of bitter notes, which certainly aren't for everybody. However, if you like your Ben Nevis austere and uncompromising (and mostly free of sherry tones), this is just about right.
    • Nose
      Re-re-re-refill at the very least (no ‚ÄĚcontemporary" sherry notes to be found here), but there's nothing wrong with that, at least not with a distillate as characterful and funky as Ben Nevis. Really reminds you of Springbank, only this has more fruit: peach, apricot, good ol' grape. In the absence of strong wood notes, the mineralic and greasy aspects of the spirit come to the fore: on the one hand, wet sand and pebbles, gravel, limestone; on the other, machine oil, coal fumes, bicycle chain grease. On the even-more-idiosyncratic side, there's also some wet wool and/or wet dog fur. So yeah, it's different, to say the least, and definitely not boring.
    • Taste
      Soft on entry, develops into a buttery/fatty mouthfeel without becoming strictly oily (the
    • Finish
      Sour/bitter, on grapefruit and aspirin tablets, with some fizziness. Campari-Soda comes to mind. Not very "mainstream", to say the least.

  9. DavidH. scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  10. mr_braun scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

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