Ben Nevis 1966

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
50 years old
Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
40.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Alambic Classique Exclusive
Added on
21 mar 2019 11:06 pm by McBeck
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 5903.67

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29 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Ben Nevis 1966

4 users have left 4 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 92.83 points.

  1. Mankut scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    After opening the bottle, I gave the whisky only 90 points on the first try because I wasn't really warm with the 50 year old and I thought somehow he was slightly over it.
    But the more I try it, the more I notice how complex such an old whisky can be!
    My tip for as long as possible and you can let it prance in your mouth for a long time and keep it in your mouth. You will be rewarded with a taste intensity that is second to none. The only drawback in the finish you notice the wood ???? with its strength and flavor (becoming bitter).
    Not everyone's whisky ????.
    It might seem too complex and surprising to some in taste.
    But for me the quality of such a drop in all of its 50 years of rest only becomes clear when I try to enjoy a younger whisky of good quality up to 20 years of barrel maturation in the mouth for as long as this 50 year old. This is impossible because the alcohol becomes too aggressive after a few seconds.
    The 50 he Ben Nevis is full of strength but the alcohol does not attack your oral cavity but just soaks up the 40.6%. Like an old slab of crazy great stuff.

  2. VISION_CHEN did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    It's so sad, my Ben Nevis 1966 seems to be broken in Simple Bottle. TT

  3. Drk Neknul scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    As is so often the case with very long-matured malts. The nose is brilliant. The taste is still very good, the finish starts out strong, but in the end the wood predominates, the malt appears slightly overlaid, which costs the 50yo, at a very high level, a few dots when crossing the finish line, I have floral notes, almost a few violets, but of course not a Bowmore FHP.

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  4. Maltfreund scored this whisky 97 points Expert Senior

    It's the best malt I ever drank.


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