- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Douglas Laing (DL)
- Bottling serie
- Old Particular
- Stated Age
- 18 years old
- Refill Sherry Butt
- DL 13369
- Number of bottles
- 48.4 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 18 Jul 2019 4:45 pm by holborndrinker
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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
- Extremely juicy with nectar, with spicy nuts, slightly dirty with burnt caramel - that's how good sherry Nevis should be!
First the typical Ben Nevis caramel toffee note, nutty, raisins, orange and slightly herbaceous
Blueberries, forest honey, pepper and light peach notes
Apple peel, ginger (not necessarily the spiciness, but the taste), pepper
- 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.
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.
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.
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.