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Overall rating
88.47/100
votes
84
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Chorlton Whisky (ChWh)
Vintage
1996
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
23 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt, Ex-Bourbon Hogsheads
Number of bottles
439
Strength
53.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
03 Sep 2019 8:19 am by tollundmanden
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 229,90

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84 × member ratings

122 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 23-year-old ChWh

22 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.47 points

  1. HammerHead scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • 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. 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

  4. OJK scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  5. McMoulis scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

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

  6. Faornano scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

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

  7. EJS scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  8. Simo scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  9. grinface scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Overall very good. The finish falls off a bit, compared to the rest of the impression. However, if you come from such a high level, it's not that dramtic. Full review (in german): https://keinehalbendrinks.de/2020/02/06/ben-nevis-1996-2019/

  10. JacobaEd scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

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