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Overall rating
88.99/100
votes
79
Whiskybase ID
WB135584
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

€ 186.10

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Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 1996 ElD

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.99 points

  1. nallacam scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    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. Tastingbros scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Full review here:
    https://tastingbros.com/2021/06/23/another-1996-ben-nevis-duo/
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. Totoro scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
      Apricot, peach, canned tangerine, elderflower, orange soda, mead, thick and creamy vanilla custard. Very sweet and silky and surprisingly mellow for a Ben Nevis, with only the faintest touch of wet wool in the background.
      Gains an extra point with a couple of drops of water, which coax out delicate herbal notes and provide more integration.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Mild and mellow at first, then. increasingly spicy and finally fruity. Great development. Naturally cloudy apple juice, creamy vanilla, plenty of oak spice, and then a huge wallop of peach, elderflower, and assorted stone fruits at the death. Water dials up the sweetness and makes it extremely easy and approachable, almost cushy.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Without water: Mineral and tartly drying, with sizable oak influence. The fruits don't linger too long.
      Better with water, but still not stellar.

  4. Tastingbros scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Full review here :
    https://tastingbros.com/2020/11/15/a-bunch-of-ben-nevis-96-part-2/

  5. Odinson scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  6. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Wolf68 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  8. JacobaEd scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  9. Dominique69 scored this whisky 90 points Moderator

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

  10. Sylvia scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

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