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Overall rating
88.89/100
votes
30
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Archives (Arc)
Bottling serie
The Fishes of Samoa
Vintage
08.11.1996
Bottled
10.04.2019
Stated Age
22 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Casknumber
1862
Number of bottles
202
Strength
53.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
20 May 2019 3:49 pm by Bachess
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 135.00

38 × in wishlist

30 × member ratings

70 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 1996 Arc

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.89 points

  1. branneman scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      Floral, nutty, figs, some fresh mint
    • Taste
      89 89
      Blossom, honey, dried fruit, a touch of smoke with the typical Ben Nevis waxyness
    • Finish
      91 91
      Long, warm, fatty and smooth, roasted flavours, cocoa

  2. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  3. Bopaja scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

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

  4. TheNose did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    So lets see what Serge thinks of this one!

    Colour: gold. Nose: whereas the first one had a more immediate and obvious fruitiness, here we’re rather on waxes, cereals and an almost Clynelishesque minerality. Chalky, notes of sandalwood, white flowers, heather, dried herbs. There’s even a very slight coastal element too along with things like petrol, putty, vapour rubs. Really excellent! With water: full of lovely notes of oily sheep wool, hessian, ink, fabric, pebbles, vase water, seashells and dried flowers. More medical, more fatty and more waxy with water, I love it. Mouth: Seriously, blind you could say this is an old Clynelish. Or even some old Cadenhead dumpy bottling due to these wee metallic and sooty touches it displays. Something extremely pure, old school and distillate dominated. Gets increasingly polished, waxy and sooty. More medicine too. With water: that slight grassy edge is fully developed now and there’s lots of overripe green fruits, baked banana, custard, lime cordial and elderflower. Hints of fennel seed and waxed canvas too. Finish: long, herbal, medical, waxy and slightly salty. Comments: I’m always looking for reasons to score whiskies down, or not to go to 90+ etc. However, this one is pretty indefatigable and unequivocally superb. This really could be some old full-bodied highland malt distilled in the early 60s.
    91 points.

  5. stefsel111 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  6. rpvdwel scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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

  7. joep scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

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