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Overall rating
88.90/100
votes
57
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
The Single Malts of Scotland
Vintage
19.04.1996
Bottled
19.04.2019
Stated Age
23 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Casknumber
536
Number of bottles
249
Strength
51.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060532805738
Bottled for
The Nectar, Belgium
Added on
25 Jul 2019 11:41 pm by Hvdree
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 199,95

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Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 1996 ElD

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.90 points

  1. nallacam scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Try in the 1920's Belnders glass.

    I like the nose best.
    Mouth and finish are a bit more reserved and not as complex.
    • Nose
      88 88
      The first impression immediately after pouring is rather reserved. A little glue, cereals, subdued yellow fruits, hints of honey.
      Almost no alcohol in the nose.

      After a while it opens up more, there are more fruit notes, vanilla, apple and citrus.

      Is getting more and more pleasant, definitely takes time!
    • Taste
      86 86
      In the mouth it is fully there.
      Very strong start!

      Lime on the tongue, saltiness, freshly squeezed lemon, dry, a bit sparse ... hardly any fruit. Light beer note, malt.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Long ... but not particularly complex. The oak takes command and becomes slightly bitter. Salt and lemon.

  2. Wolf68 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  3. JacobaEd scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. Dominique69 scored this whisky 90 points Moderator

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. Sylvia scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  6. Mark-E scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. OlivierSegers scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  8. rpvdwel scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  9. Gaija scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    [Quick festival note] Woooooow ! This one is a really ninja-malt ; the nose is rather "okay" but nothing to write home about, pretty classic for Ben Nevis but not in a very fruity or complex way. And then when you don't expect anything special anymore, BOOM, palate ! Enormous decaying exotic fruits explosion, really superlative.
    (PS : read Serge's notes a posteriori and it seems like we had the exact same feeling ! This palate is a fragmentation grenade after the nose. If only the nose was on par, we'd have an absolute killer).
    • Nose
      87 87
      Creamy, buttery and quite hazelnutty - this is rather classic Ben Nevis here. Vanilla and quite a lot of fudge. A slight funky vegetal side coming afterwards. This is very pleasant but rather static ; I think it lacks either a bit of fruits or a bit of complexity.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Hooooooly smokes, what happened ? Another malt completely, this is right from the get go an *explosion* of funky decaying tropical fruits (and I mean really tropical) like jack fruit, cherimoya, overdone mango, very "fleshy" in a way. Some kind of funky fruit punch that would have gone a bit off somehow. Oranges. This palate is really ... wow !
    • Finish
      89 89
      Bitter orange, still some kind of decaying funk, hazelnuts.

  10. dramidaris scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

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