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Overall rating
89.58/100
votes
26
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Caora (Cao)
Bottling serie
N°6
Vintage
10.1996
Bottled
02.2019
Calculated age
22 years old
Casktype
Refill Hogshead
Casknumber
1381
Number of bottles
321
Strength
50.7 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Added on
30 Mar 2019 9:44 pm by pe
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 95,00

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Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 1996 Cao

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.58 points

  1. Fight65 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    Mineral notes with great fruity sweetness !! Requires no water and sticks forever on the palate. Compliment for the great bottling !!
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  2. Doppelpass scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Congratulations to 91 points by Angus!

  3. Doppelpass scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Excellent pick by the Caora guys, fairly priced!

  4. olegborgol did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    SV: Ben Nevis 22 yo 1996/2019 (50.7%, Caora, refill hogshead, cask #1381, 321 bottles) Five stars
    Got to love these minimalistic labels, a good change from all the slightly pompous new liveries seen elsewhere. You know the ones that even the Great Mogul would have found a little ‘too much’. Colour: white wine. Nose: ah, a more austere Ben Nevis, more on straight green lemons and clays, agave, sweet roots, dill, and perhaps fresh verbena. With water: ultra-precise. It’s funny that the spirit would resemble the label, in some way. Mouth (neat): absolutely terrific! Pristine citrus, wax and chalk, with some astounding purity. With water: up there with the best clean Ben Nevis (and Springbank, Highland Park, and Clynelish). I’m rambling now. Finish: a wonderful blade. A hint of mocha in the aftertaste, possibly from the cask. Comments: a perfect distillate in its (almost) naked glory. Exactly my preferred style.
    SGP:562 - 91 points.

  5. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. Mark-E scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. Hhhhh scored this whisky 100 points Newbie

    Great!!

  8. Daveomat scored this whisky 92 points Member Junior

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