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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
- Mineral notes with great fruity sweetness !! Requires no water and sticks forever on the palate. Compliment for the great bottling !!
- Congratulations to 91 points by Angus!
- Excellent pick by the Caora guys, fairly priced!
- 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.