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Ben Nevis 1996 HoMc

Overall rating
85.18/100
votes
13
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
House of McCallum (HoMc)
Vintage
07.1996
Bottled
01.2019
Stated Age
22 years old
Casktype
Organic French Syrah Wine Finish
Casknumber
01041
Number of bottles
347
Strength
46.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
2019 18/10
Added on
10 Mar 2019 8:22 am by Cask1988
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 129,06

9 × in wishlist

13 × member ratings

22 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 1996 HoMc

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.18 points

  1. hans1971 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  2. TheWhiskyDungeon scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      fresh grass, sour, grapes, apple, vanilla, creme brulee, toffee, resin, cork, citrus, nuts
    • Taste
      oily, pepper, grapes, apple pie, creme brulee, wood tones, coffee, grape seeds, sour aftertaste

  3. Oogadal scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Well...., another disappointing bottling by House of McCallum... I bought this as I 'missed' this is a fancy red wine cask finish and I normally don't buy (short?) finished whisky's. What is annoying is that the period of finishing isn't mentioned what (to me) suggests the bottler has something to hide? Why not be honest?
    Ok, back to the Ben Nevis. The wine finish gives this one a slightly sour touch and that is exactly what I don't like in red wine cask finishes, you're most likely to end up with this slightly sourness. And it's a shame as when time goes by this Ben Nevis shows it's age and pushes the (short?) sour finish somewhat aside. What's left is not a stunning dram, but a well aged ex bourbon matured whisky with not too much complexity. All in all I think the wine finish did more damage in an attemtp to create a more exiting whisky. Pity.
    I'm left with 83 at the beginning and 87 points at the end, so overall 85 is what this is worth. Too expensive for what you get.

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