Ben Nevis 17-year-old whic

Overall rating
85.57/100
votes
25
Whiskybase ID
WB126803
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
whic - Whiskycircle (whic)
Bottling serie
Architecture of Taste
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
17 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Number of bottles
90
Strength
55.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
28 feb 2019 12:53 pm by maltaholic
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 99.90

6 × in wishlist

25 × member ratings

49 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Ben Nevis 17-year-old whic

9 users have left 10 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.57 points.

  1. Bosi scored this whisky 78 points Specialist

    This bottling is not to my liking at all. This is modern in the worst sense. Hardly anything of the distillery character of Ben Nevis can be seen here and everything seems very artificial. The bitterness and pungency doesn't make it any better.
    • Nose
      The nose isn't exactly super complex and has notes of rum balls, some custard, hay and corn.
    • Taste
      The taste is quite bitter and I taste kumquat, fruit candy, a hint of cinnamon and lots of pepper. Overall, the bottling looks very designed.
    • Finish
      The medium-length finish has a sweet bitterness and plenty of chilli lingers.

  2. Dogs2 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  3. WSP scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    - fresh and clean.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Vanilla, citrus fruits, fresh hay.
    • Taste
      88 88
      nice sweetness on the palate, light oiliness, citrus fruits, vanilla.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium length, grapefruit on a slightly bitter finish.

  4. Dagobert scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. Maltlife scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    A very limited bottling (90). The whisky is multidimensional and not boring.
    • Nose
      86 86
      The Bourbon barrel is clearly through, pleasant.
      Immediately after pouring in addition to cereals, honey / caramel, vanilla and a syntetic note, which can not be specifically assigned (hints of adhesive?).
      Then also fresh (green) fruits. The alcohol is well integrated.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Comes relatively strong. Immediately a prickling on the tongue, pepper comes close, then easily goes into a chili-catch, which briefly fills the mouth. A little oak, plenty of vanilla, some caramel. Light (again green) fruit (some apple). Sparkling, invigorating.
      After some time in the glass, it seems almost tasty.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium long. The barrel makes itself felt, even the tingling remains. Vanilla, again slight fruit nuances. Then almost a "fresh" mouthfeel.

  6. Totoro scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    A sweet Ben Nevis from a good, active ex-Bourbon cask.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Sweet and warm, with golden syrup, cornbread, custard, grass, hay, with a whiff of ripe, sugary peaches. Water brings out the wood and a graphite / pencil head note. Very languid and summery.
    • Taste
      85 85
      High viscosity. Sunflower oil, body lotion (or, perhaps more fittingly, sunscreen), caramel popcorn, parched flowers.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Lemony, with some acidity and soft bitters.

  7. Kridler scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Classic bourbon nose with intense vanilla and grassy hay notes and pleasant citrus fruits. Alcohol very well integrated, looks overall very round and elegant
    • Taste
      86 86
      Strong onset, pepper and lemon in the foreground, dry mouthfeel and pleasant creamy caramel note.
    • Finish
      86 86
      At the back he gets very clear and tasty ... Elegant, medium-long finish

  8. Kridler scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
      Classic bourbon nose with intense vanilla and grassy hay notes and pleasant citrus fruits. Alcohol very well integrated, looks overall very round and elegant
    • Taste
      86 86
      Strong onset, pepper and lemon in the foreground, dry mouthfeel and pleasant creamy caramel note.
    • Finish
      86 86
      At the back he gets very clear and tasty ... Elegant, medium-long finish

  9. DerDennis! scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

    In the nose, unfortunately, quite thin, but quite neat, but very spicy.
    The finish is pleasantly long and slightly woody, but not bitter.
    For me, he needs to paint water, which opens his mouth and nose and makes it more pleasing.

  10. dandan798 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
      sweet, fresh fruit, apricot, pear, roasted coconut flakes, sweet white wine, lemon
    • Taste
      91 91
      fresh fruit, sweet, apples, pear, spice, cinnamon, cloves, grapes, chocolate, honey, vanilla, berries, raspberry, citrus
    • Finish
      88 88
      fresh fruit, vanilla, cinnamon, grapes, berries, caramel, chocolate, lemon

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