Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Collection
Stated Age
27 years old
Refill Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
57.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
18 May 2019 11:06 am by maltaholic
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 206.39

40 × in wishlist

72 × member ratings

127 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 1991 SV

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.80 points

  1. Jackson05 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    In store sample

    Ben Nevis is always worth a look. Another very good one, but just not to my preference. Quite spicy with lots of white pepper and ginger, maybe even a little horseradish? Prickly palate (cayenne?), minerals, wine gums, haribo gummies. Spicy, juicy finish. If you like the spice, go for it.

  2. Ruisdael scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    sherry chocolate berries ginger clove honey oak sweet tobacco
    • Nose
      92 92
      fruity/ sherry/ floraal
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      93 93
      chocolate tobacco cherries

  3. mr.p9 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

  4. Ilic86 scored this whisky 100 points Newbie

    Very pleasant and easy going, a touch of water required. After resting in the glass for 30min becomes very complex and immensely enjoyable. Sweet sherry, pantry spice, cinnamon churros.....

  5. ScotchGuyTO scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Poured a sample blind by a good friend... would not have guessed Nevis. It's a real modern sherry sweetie; nothing like the 96's that we've been seeing recently.

    I think this shows that modern sherry off quite well. I like it as a drinker, but as a savoring whisky it doesn't seem to do the trick. You'll be surprised how quickly that glass is finished.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Bizarrely sweet dram. Almost comes off like what you'd think a Rum cask should smell like. Super sugary, muscovado and leather, modern sherry fruits like strawberry syrup and touches of mint and cherry... those red maraschino cherries you find in cocktails; not the good ones. There's a hint of ginger and something like a wine gums (that's a Canadian thing apparently, much like a wine-y version of a Haribo), chocolate and some camphor.

      Nose starts with melted brown sugar, stewed fruits, cooking spices, perhaps some cinnamon stick and cooked raisins.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Sweet tobacco and cherry syrup. Cherry turnovers and leather, something like book pages without the dust and cinnamon candy hearts too. Raisins and more of that generic red fruit and a still surprising sweetness, rum raisin ice cream with some white pepper heat maybe?
    • Finish
      85 85
      Tobacco and a touch of mint meet generic red fruits and sugar covered oak. Stewed fruits and hints of bitter herbs mingle with more book leather or armchairs and a twinge of cinnamon candy floss.

  6. Bopaja scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

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

  7. WhiskyFan2112 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Today I try another Ben Nevis. I've been fortunate in the examples from this distillery that I have had, even if some have performed better than others. Lets see how it tastes.

    Nose starts with melted brown sugar, stewed fruits, cooking spices, perhaps some cinnamon stick and cooked raisins.

    Palate delivers more of the same from the nose with the addition of some heat from the cinnamon.

    The finish adds some cigar notes and leather, some pepper.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur


    N: Metal-y > minerally fruit-malt concentrate.
    T: Just right.
    F: Very decent distillate-mature finish.
    C: A lot of people don’t like Ben Nevis. “That mineral thing” one non-fan told me. For many, Port Ellen also falls into the same category.

  9. Lady Dram did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

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

  10. face scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      79 79
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      80 80


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