Ben Nevis 1996 BD

Overall rating
87.42/100
votes
71
Whiskybase ID
WB130024
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Best Dram (BD)
Vintage
08.1996
Bottled
04.2019
Stated Age
22 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Hogshead
Casknumber
1714
Number of bottles
168
Strength
50.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Market
Germany Germany
Added on
19 apr 2019 8:44 pm by Ed Radour
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 120.44

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Whisky reviews for Ben Nevis 1996 BD

22 users have left 23 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.42 points.

  1. DerDennis! scored this whisky 90 points Specialist

    He needs a lot of air and time for me. Very complex, both on the nose and on the palate. The finish is also nice and long.
    With water it becomes much fruity and tamed, almost tasty ... altogether even better.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Cereals, hair spray, malt, a lot of honey, vanilla, nutmeg, white pepper, herbs, lemon balm, roasted almonds, cocoa powder, ginger, tropical, light fruits .... white gummy bears
    • Taste
      90 90
      sweet, light spicy, typical Ben Nevis herbal note, oatmeal cookies with a lot of honey, pepper, clear tannins, but not bitter, malty, vanilla, pineapple
    • Finish
      90 90
      long, pleasant barrel, herbs, cereals and honey, very subtle fruit note

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  3. SebStar scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. Johnakhs scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

  5. Tangtang_WhiskyYoda scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    really a great malt. Nice intense aromas. Wonderfully combined. I like it very much.
    • Nose
      Grains, light fruits, spicy, some pineapple, vanilla and caramel, nuts, sweet, honey, some chocolate in the background
    • Taste
      fruity start with citrus and tropical fruits. Wonderful fruit basket, very intense. Slightly pepper
    • Finish
      fruity nutty finish, slightly sweet, spicy, oak notes, honey

  6. toklian scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    N21 P21 F21 B22

  7. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    20 22 21 21 84

    not bad for a drink, but so there is no way to savor, sorry ...

  8. Foudos scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. Issie did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Spicy honey, grasses, grapes, melon, some earth, a little lemon, peach, tangerine
    • Taste
      Honey, cereals, lime, nuts, very light chocolate, wood, light pepper

  10. yggr scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

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

  11. Ed Radour scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

  12. Sleinn nam Ffoh scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  13. LDB scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Delicious. A little boisterous and less harmonious than the 1992 GS (the new benchmark for older exBC Nevis), but still convincing.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Light Tropifrutti, quite a bit of alcohol, but still pleasant, spicy pineapple from the grill, lots of honey
    • Taste
      90 90
      Elderflower jelly with tonka bean, full nectar load, oily and intense, yes, that's how a Nevis from a Bourbon cask has to be!
    • Finish
      89 89
      Delicious ripe grapefruit comes through and - surprisingly - elderflower;)

  14. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Aroma: pear under varnish, wax, honey, propolis, hay
    Taste: astringent, warm, waxy, pear, melon, varnish, pepper
    Finish: long, warm,
    Not a simple guy ... I enjoyed it.

  15. GIORGOS scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  16. sakis scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  17. Kovalyoff scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    87
    Nose: good ... without alcoholism ... pear, plums, candies, flowers and light honey ... a drop of varnish
    Taste: good ... pleasant warmth, fruit, honey ...
    Finish: warm, thanks to a comfortable fortress - quite long ... Slightly honey with a drop of varnish

  18. thomasflsts scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  19. rpvdwel scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  20. Maltlife scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    A seemingly good barrel. Pleasant (especially on the nose) and easily accessible whisky.

    The tasting for this review was a recently started sample.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Bright fruits; sweet (crumbly) cookie dough; Apple pie with raisins and almonds; then clearly apple (while cooking); light vanilla; briefly a small touch of pineapple
    • Taste
      86 86
      Slightly oily; Pepper sharpness; again fruit; again cookie dough Bourbon Hogshead reveals himself; mixed herbs; altogether a pleasant composition of the preceding smell
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium; Fruitiness is recognizable; when you want to eat something walnut (walnut?). Overall, the finish is not exceptional

  21. Simo scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  22. dr.mad scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      95 95

  23. MadScientist scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  24. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

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