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Ben Nevis 2001 DL

Overall rating
87.89/100
votes
20
Whiskybase ID
WB135286
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Douglas Laing (DL)
Bottling serie
Old Particular
Vintage
06.2001
Bottled
06.2019
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
DL 13369
Number of bottles
290
Strength
48.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5014218811834
Added on
18 Jul 2019 4:45 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 157.70

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20 × member ratings

25 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 2001 DL

5 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.89 points

  1. LDB scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Extremely juicy with nectar, with spicy nuts, slightly dirty with burnt caramel - that's how good sherry Nevis should be!
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  2. Ptahr scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      First the typical Ben Nevis caramel toffee note, nutty, raisins, orange and slightly herbaceous
    • Taste
      89 89
      Blueberries, forest honey, pepper and light peach notes
    • Finish
      87 87
      Apple peel, ginger (not necessarily the spiciness, but the taste), pepper

  3. Ed Radour scored this whisky 89 points Specialist

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

  4. Malzbrenner scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Today a Ben Nevis from 2001 is up for tasting. The whisky comes from Douglas Laing's Old Particular series and was bottled at 48.4% ABV when it was eighteen. The whisky in the glass shows itself in old gold and with a medium viscosity.
    All in all a very harmonious and appealing Ben Nevis, which knows how to inspire with an exotic and fresh aroma.
    • Nose
      86 86
      When you first smell it, the aromas are still very cautious. Seasoned teak, a slight hint of vanilla, dried banana, dried apples and a touch of wax. Overall, the aromas seem rather reserved, but of great harmony. The alcohol is very well integrated and nothing bothers the nose about this whisky.
    • Taste
      88 88
      On the palate, the 48.4% vol. Are quite lively, but without being disturbing. The fruit is clearly ahead and pomelo, star fruit, banana, a little vanilla, ginger and mint give the whisky a fresh but complex structure. With a little water, the dram opens up on the palate and the sweetness is emphasized.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Long finish. Fruity, with lime zest, pomelo, ruby grapefruit and ginger, the Ben Nevis says goodbye, then slowly disappears with a sweet note of vanilla.

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