Overall rating
Single Malt
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
The Single Malts of Scotland
Stated Age
22 years old
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
58.4 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
Added on
25 May 2019 4:33 pm by drammelzee
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 162,05

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52 × member ratings

126 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 1997 ElD

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.23 points

  1. svenske2015 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Ruben wrote: https://www.whiskynotes.be/2019/ben-nevis/ben-nevis-1997-single-malts-of-scotland/

  2. Grollie scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    It smells like the timing belt of Tom Joad 's Ford T.

  3. topos did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    8/10. very nice indeed. something new with every sip.
    • Nose
      rich and deep with maple syrup, summer pudding, candied orange, mushroom risotto, pecorino
    • Taste
      thick, oily, very punchy still after 22y (even with water). specialty coffee, strawberry jam, marmalade, tobacco, quite saline, a touch of liquorice. long semi-dry finish, with something mineral and greasy.

  4. DenisLeonov scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Balance (22.5)
    Despite the high degree, it is very comfortable to drink. Interesting whisky, not boring to taste (90.5)
    • Nose
      Lacquered wood, leather, grass, a little pine needles ... then coffee with chocolate, oranges .. raw bread. (22.5)
    • Taste
      The taste is explosive, juicy, fruit and caramel with raisins, leather with tobacco (23)
    • Finish
      Caramel finish, chocolate, leather, varnish, grass, coffee foam with a drop of menthol (22.5)

  5. Varrek scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Balanced and really delicious
    • Nose
      89 89
      Reach and round sherry, peels and lemon cedra
    • Taste
      90 90
      Deep reach sherry, tabaco, raisins, plumd, dark fruits
    • Finish
      90 90
      Dry, long, reach. Raisins, dark fruits

  6. DarrenHJA did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Notes from Serge, Whiskyfun.

    This one for the whole world! But vorsicht, the sherry might be heavy… Colour: amber. Nose: chocolate and espresso, over concrete dust and pipe tobacco, plus marrow and lamb chorba. Yep. With water: tobacco running the show. Did you ever visit the old Partagas factory in La Habana? Mouth (neat): hate, or love, or hate, or rather love… The fact is, it is very strong, and so you cannot have five cls just to try to make up your mind. So quick, water… Let’s simply state that we may be closer to the OBs this time. With water: the eagle landed. Orange cordial, pipe tobacco, miso, umami, and some tar/liquorice drops. Salted, naturally. Finish: very long, with bouillons, liquorice, salt, marmalade, and waxes. What a combo! And love it that the aftertaste would be much drier, on chocolate and coffee beans. Comments: pretty exceptional. A bottle to keep for thirty years in your cellar – of course whiskies ought to be cellared.
    SGP:462 - 90 points.

  7. mema82 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  8. MikerG2k scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  9. Yarema scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Nose 22
    Taste 23
    Finish 22
    Balance 22
    Total 89

  10. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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


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