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Overall rating
86.67/100
votes
3
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Goertsches (Goe)
Vintage
05.1997
Bottled
08.2017
Stated Age
20 years old
Casknumber
615 (part)
Strength
51.4 % Vol.
Size
100 ml 700 ml
Bottled for
Distillery Goertsches Kempen Germany
Added on
04 Aug 2019 11:15 am by whisky313
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 79,50

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Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 1997 Goe

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.67 points

  1. LDB scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Successful PLV miracle.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Caramel, honey, cream, initially not very complex, takes some time. Sweet, but the sweet does not kill, but comes in small stages.
    • Taste
      89 89
      In the mouth then supple with the elderflower, which I have loved so much in the standard 10s of 2017. Here even more intense and of course with more wood tones.
      Intense, concentrated grapes, and ripe ripe fruits like apricots and sugared pineapple.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Long and slightly tart and sweet. Here you can notice the careful maturation.

  2. DerDennis! scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    In the nose, I would not have recognized the Nevis, in taste already. However, the alcohol inhibits significantly for me. The whisky needs water.

    Without water, I would give 84 points. With water two to three points more, I still have to experiment.
    • Nose
      84 84
      fresh, light honey sweetness, cereals, hair spray ... clear alcohol ... that covers almost everything. Citrus fruits, vanilla and malt.
      With water it becomes much fruity. The Nevis herbs also come out.
    • Taste
      85 85
      light sweetness, Ben Nevis herbs, peppery pungency, tannins, sawdust, malt, dry and slightly bitter, a light fruity note.
      Again, he wins significantly with water. It gets creamy, nutty, with oranges and mint
    • Finish
      83 83
      Unsweetened peppermint tea, clear pepper, tannins, getting a bit scrawny .... a bit tart chocolate

      With water the peppermint tea comes out clearer and sweeter and it stays fresher.

  3. Ed Radour scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

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

  4. whisky313 did not rate this whisky Specialist

    Shared Cask:

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