Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Chorlton Whisky (ChWh)
Stated Age
23 years old
Sherry Butt, Ex-Bourbon Hogsheads
Number of bottles
53.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
03 Sep 2019 8:19 am by tollundmanden
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 159.81

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120 × member ratings

156 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 23-year-old ChWh

33 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.59 points

  1. HammerHead scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
      A syrupy fruitiness, floral with subtle earth notes (heather), mild honey, buttery cookie dough, some butterscotch, almonds, salted macadamia nuts, peach, dried apricots, pear, mint and mild wood spices.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Honey, a fruity sweetness with the dried apricots and the butterscotch, oily, also a more profound spiciness in comparison to the nose with quite some pepper.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium length: clear sweet fruit syrup and fudge with the spicy peppers and wood bitters becoming more spiky and ticklish.

  2. holborndrinker did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    David's bottling note for this dram is:
    "This 1996 Ben Nevis has an unusual history: spending its first 7 years in a sherry butt, then being divided into two ex-bourbon hogsheads until I was able to reunite the two halves for this bottling. The result is a classic super-fruity, fragrant and complex ’96 Ben Nevis given a bit of extra depth by that first spell in sherry wood. An exceptionally elegant and characterful malt."

  3. wisekycourse scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    intense fruit on sour candies, vanilla, honey, sugar, peach with its juice, velvety
    a little grassy, wet flowers and its petals
    peppery spices, gradual sweetness, a little astringency, dry and bitter almond then fruits in bundles, in baskets, on peach, very sweet apricot, then banana, a little on Harlequins candies
    more honey, the scent enhancer white pepper, the slightly dry woodiness, varnish, dry glue, the caramel suddenly returns with the vanilla back to the fireside, it's intense.
    medium to long on caramel, vanilla, fruit in syrup, leather, dry glaze and those intense fruits that stay long at the bottom of the glass. (8)

  4. Eilean a' Cheo scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
      Strawberries, old wood, oils, orange flavoured wax
    • Taste
      90 90
      What a perfect mixture of the sherry and the bourbon flavours, more citric than the nose and with a sligtly ashy and earthy side
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long with earthy and peppery dried fruit notes

  5. Kensay scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Excellent Ben Nevis, plays with all colors as soon as it hits the glass, very open and fresh, light and captivating. The finish brings a little, it is empty and young wood dominates, although after standing in a glass and the finish becomes more oily and full-bodied
    • Nose
      90 90
      Open and bright enough, ripe exotic fruits, orange juice, honey wax, salted pineapple, nut butter, sugar caramels, a little mint in butter
    • Taste
      90 90
      citruses in oil and spices, a little young wood, pear jam, almost no alcohol, very light and delicate
    • Finish
      88 88
      orange peel, some spices, young wood in butter

  6. DoctorRockter scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    nose: huge nose, an explosion of fruit, great sense of smell, peaches, vanilla, melon, apricot, all accentuated by the addition of water which reduces the alcohol content in favor of perfumes and greater freshness
    palate: very oily, still a lot of fruit, reminiscent in the style of the old benriach, sweet, peaches, honey, vanilla, apricots, mango, papaya and a final citrus leive
    finish: wood, sherry and a small citrus note

    great whisky, a real explosion of fruit and elegance, a must try. thanks to hvdree for the sample

  7. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    So Ben Nevis, tropical fruits, dirtiness, excellent

  8. OJK scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  9. McMoulis scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  10. Faornano scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      88 88


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