Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
19 years old
51.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
04 Nov 2019 12:49 pm by Whisky_Addicted
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

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Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 1996

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.47 points

  1. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    One of those bottles made famous by Serge. He is right most of the time. In this case, he is very right.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Sharp and precise. Crystalline. Lime juice, mint, and a damn good smelling lemon dishwasher liquid... weird, I know, but at the same time, I am not saying this is soapy at all. It's not.
    • Taste
      92 92
      Wow, this is great stuff... Again, very slow and precise in its attack. Like an old Rare Malt Clynelish. Clean, citrusy, with peach, nectarines, and honey in midpalate onwards. Loads of lime! None of that heavy sherry that can ruin an otherwise great distillate.
    • Finish
      92 92
      I've always thought Ben Nevis produces a great distillate. This proves it. You put the juice in a pretty naked barrel, give it some years, and the end product is absolutely terrific. Great stuff.

      A few drops of water makes this rounder, but it's more intense without.

      Would love to have a full bottle of this baby.

      Easy, easy 92 points here.

      ... PS... I did ended up getting a bottle of this from auction. Not sure when I will open it, but I am looking forward to it.

  2. olegborgol scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    It was as if I had tasted a blend of two favorite profiles: nevis + klay, here the creamy nevis and wax klay, chalk, grass, vanilla. Good correct strength. I would have waited another 5 years before the spill. 23-23-22.5-22.5

  3. detachedblue scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
      Fresh and young, austere, fresh peach and pear, malty, cereal, white blossom, stone fruits.
    • Taste
      94 94
      Very fruity, stone fruits and tropical fruits, ver juicy, intense, Magnolia flower, fresh sweet peaches, wonderful, waxy, some chalk, maybe some smoke? root vegs.
    • Finish
      90 90
      Chocolate brownie, herbal tea, leek and fennel, distillate driven

  4. Ricky scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

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

  5. stephend05 scored this whisky 93 points Member Senior

    Serge at Whiskyfun rated 93 points

  6. WhiskyJpg scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur


  8. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Tasted at Old and Rare 2020. Very good Ben Nevis, typical dirty distillate.


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