Overall rating
Single Malt
Adelphi (AD)
Bottling serie
Stated Age
22 years old
Refill Sherry
Number of bottles
55.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
16 Mar 2019 1:03 am by Ed Radour
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 226,95

5 × in wishlist

20 × member ratings

15 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 1996 AD

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.08 points

  1. dRambo scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    a beautiful Nevis that comes in the style of the 1996 bourbon tasks - even if there is clearly sherry cask - it looks a little wild and raw - but the flavors are nice

    The PLV is a bit hard - 200 € ++ for n 96 Nevis - which gave not long ago for double-digit prices.
    • Nose
      89 89
      ripe exotic fruits mango, papaya, warm orange jam, dried pineapple - crystalline lemon, honey, quite a lot of mint, laurel, a bit herbaceous
    • Taste
      89 89
      white gummy bears, pear juice, citrus drops, honey - all on fresh tree sap, freshly sawn wood, green wood sawdust, grassy, sweaty, mineral
    • Finish
      87 87
      is a little too alcoholic for me on the finish - very strong citrus flavors, chilli, sage - medium length

  2. Schnappsdrossel scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Color: pale straw

    The nose is a wet dream for Nevis fans, from the rest I get the racial wood notes even with an hour of breathing out, all in all not what I expect from Ben Nevis, 22 years and 200 € +. 87 points (For the nose and because the rest clearly tastes like Nevis.)
    • Nose
      First of all tropical tutti, especially papaya, pineapple, but the nose is stuck deeper into the glass is not, then comes a barrage of dry wood and alcohol. With water: old and waxy, the fruits are mostly gone, luckily including alcohol. Freshly cut grass, yeast dough, rapeseed. Acidic, musty undergrowth. Tobacco and old sweat.
    • Taste
      Is not mine without water, so then ... With water: he still has barrel flavor, well with the papaya from the nose, maracuja (I had not yet in Ben Nevis in the crowd), marijuana. Tobacco.
    • Finish
      Medium long, halfway between wax and fruit. Slightly dry.

  3. craide scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Really great Ben Nevis. Can tolerate some water. High aroma density, but still nice and tasty. Like it a lot.
    • Nose
      89 89
      beautiful, fragrant floral malt with oranges, cherries, ripe bananas, a few exotic fruits such as peach and melon are there, as well as many spices such as nutmeg, cinnamon, pepper. Beautiful interaction between a honey sweetness, all the fruits and a slightly spicy ginger. He can do something.
    • Taste
      89 89
      slightly prickly, slightly gingery, some white pepper, in the mouth a little creamy, nuts come through accompanied by sweet fruity aromas.
      The addition of a few drops of water makes it even more accessible and softer.
      The aromas of the nose are getting better now. Great Ben Nevis!
    • Finish
      87 87
      medium length, dry and slightly bitter, slightly sweetish, but fades quickly

  4. DerDennis! scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Neat Ben Nevis. However, something disturbs me this flowery-soapy. Less on the nose than on the palate.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Oranges, sweet honey, raisins, pine needles, nutmeg, mint, lemongrass, pepper, floral, lavender, furniture polish, cinnamon, ginger, sour, fermented grapes
    • Taste
      88 88
      Sparkling, light spicy, white pepper, sweet mint tea, sugared plums, tannins, creamy, nutty, soap, teen, rose petals, lemon balm
    • Finish
      86 86
      long, dry and bitter, but not unpleasant. Woody and slightly sweet, flower tea

  5. BestOfWest scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  6. Ed Radour scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

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


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