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Overall rating
87.88/100
votes
34
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Glenscoma (Gs)
Vintage
28.04.1992
Bottled
10.2019
Stated Age
27 years old
Casktype
Bourbon Cask
Casknumber
1609
Number of bottles
409
Strength
47.4 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Added on
22 Nov 2019 5:27 pm by ted.striker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 179,99

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Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 1992 Gs

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.88 points

  1. dRambo scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    controversial bottling? may be - I suspect this is mainly due to the fact that, in my opinion, this one needs both water and time for its nose and who does water on a bottling with 47% at 27yo.

    For me the best modern ex BC Nevis I've ever had in a glass - I just love these exotic fruit baskets - and it works in the way of the aromas - crystalline, noble as from one or two decades before, I'm honestly glad more than a bottle to have got hold of it - it sold out so quickly that the first coil went almost entirely to my friends
    • Nose
      92 92
      starts difficult - some lemon, some glue hardly any presence.

      2 drops of water, a little time, a little hand warmth at winter temperatures and it slowly opens up - dried candied fruits pineapple, mango, white gummy bears, fresh lime - the nose has an increasingly fruity sweet and sour note - freshly cut green wood, herbal notes I remember freshly peeled branches, freshly toasted wood, fine wax, crystalline yellow fruits and dried summer flowers - it takes well over 30 minutes to be fully there - then the shy nose has become a fragrant fruit basket

      If I didn't recognize blindly as a Ben Nevis, if you know it, he reminds me of the fruitiness of the 1996 ex BC Nevisse - I don't find the typical dirty herbal notes - but I don't miss it either.
    • Taste
      92 92
      sparkling crystalline fruit notes, pineapple, mango, yellow melon - very oily, with creamy, pulsating wood aromas - birch water, wax, sage, rosemary aroma, lime zest, mint, lemon balm
      very fruity and delicious - very round with perfectly integrated alcohol - only minimal Nevis genes flash here
    • Finish
      91 91
      White chocolate, green branches, the fruity notes on the palate linger for a long time - chewing the finish reveals delicate Nevis herbs, with the typical dirty oil rag charm - the Nevis is easy to recognize in the finish - nevertheless a bit atypical - otherwise it starts at my nose

  2. LeChiffre scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Wow, a wonderfully complex (especially in the nose) and exciting malt with perfect drinking strength. Very well matured and everything wonderfully balanced without any missing notes. You can deal with it for a long time and it is above all simply super tasty and very tasty (and that is what matters most in the end).
    • Nose
      91 91
      In the beginning there is a clear bourbon note (the distinctive glue) in the nose, then over time it opens up nicely in the glass and complex sweet fresh-fruity notes emerge. Citrus, pineapple, pear - wow a really intense and complex fruit basket. A little vanilla and delicate, spicy oak notes in the background. A dreamy nose, very exciting and changing variety of flavors.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Very elegant and full-bodied. Less sweet than the nose. Oranges, red berries, honey, some vanilla and herbal notes paired with a slight malty flavor. In addition to the sweet-fruity notes, a tart, slightly tingling oak flavor is added in perfect balance without slipping into the bitter. Everything is super balanced, tasty and well matured.
    • Finish
      89 89
      long; Licorice; subtle fruit notes; tart-spicy oak (no bitterness)

  3. LDB scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Again an excellent Scoma Nevis! This is where alcohol content and taste intensity come to the point. He doesn't need water. I have rarely experienced a harmonious maturity balanced by A biz Z.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Apparently closed at first and with a few bourbon glue notes, after a while it becomes refreshingly complex and you dive into the fruity wonderland - wow, ripe pineapple, the whole program of tropical fruit basket. A few wood notes can be felt, but so subtle that they are absorbed in the creaminess. A real licorice grater!
    • Taste
      93 93
      Absolutely harmonious with oak notes in the mouth, but without any annoying bitterness. There is enough space for the elderly sweetness that characterizes a Nevis. But again not so sweet as to be overwhelming. A little vanilla, then again deliciously spicy fruit spices like mango chutney.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Even in the endlessly long finish this crazy fruity-sweet wood juice without bitterness - wow, that will water my mouth - and already Pavlovian for the next time!

  4. Rick78 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    My latest bottle division this week and already sold out?
    Then let's see what Benni can do.
    I'm not the Biggest Ben Nevis fan and especially not from Sherry-Nevis bottlings.
    But Sherry is in fashion, so more ex-bourbon is left for me :-)

    I would not have expected such a fruit bomb now. Peach, apricot, cantaloupe.
    Very elegant and yet direct. A full bouquet of cinnamon and honey. The age is already noticeable to him at the first nose.
    The taste is very fruity as in the nose. For the first sip something too complex for me, because he is so sweet and fruity. The second sip I can concentrate a little better and disassemble him.
    Beautiful soft oak, honey, fruit cocktail, pineapple banana and a lot of apricot.
    Is this really a Nevis from the 90s?
    Comes more like a Benriach from the 70s over.
    The finish is quite long and again very sweet and pleasant.

    This substance is dangerously tasty.
    Not surprisingly, Scoma only sells one bottle per customer.
    At the price this will be a perfect Christmas present.
    But I think he could never be offered so cheaply if it were not Scoma's own barrels.
    If Zanzibar or the TWA had released such a top malt, the price would be twice that.

    Respect and a class value for money

  5. hs305 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    [December, 2019] I found last year's Ben Nevis bottled by Scoma (WB id 115878, a 27-years old too) of average-only quality due to a rather exhausted cask so I am very curious if this year's edition is better - as the unusual high scores of other members indicate...

    ...and my taste buds confirm these! This cask was neither leached nor too aggressive and it supported the maturation of the spirit perfectly over the 27 years. The dram offers a flawless and balanced profile which is centered around the spirit-driven flavours like fruits, waxes and floral impressions. The wooden notes are perfect (not dominating but backing the spirit) - just the way it should be in Traditional Scotch malt whisky.
    • Nose
      90 90
      The colour is deep gold and the nose offers an impressive old-style profile that is both delicious and interesting. The trademark Ben Nevis fruits are supported by honeys, autumn floral impressions (haystacks, dried flowers), waxy and oily aromas, spices and some fine OBFs (lacquer paint, aceton). The wood is perfect to provide a firm backbone structure but it never tries to enter the spotlight (as it should be for Traditional Scotch). All is balanced and without any off-note (by the way, I use a big spheric blender's glass). After significant breathing time this nose turns even more old-stylish with waxy and earthy aromas.
    • Taste
      89 89
      The taste is layered on sweet sugars and honeys first before bitter waxy and hot spicy flavours create a balanced profile. Later the fruits, milk chocolatey notes, floral impressions and more spices (vanilla, caramel) join in as do toffee notes. All very balanced and without any flaw, but I found the nose offered a more complex hence more interesting experience. Water releases chalky-mineral aromas (I always use distilled water so no chalk or minerals in there) and turns the taste smoother and fruity-sweeter, it is even more quaffable now. I like to explore this dram neat and enjoy to drink it at various reduced levels (from 45 to 38% abv).
    • Finish
      91 91
      The dram arrives warming and charming on the palate with a fine creamy texture that coats the whole of the mouth instantly. No bitter or astringent moments, a great mouthfeel! The finish is long and adds some bitter-herbal impressions first that quickly turn into sweeter fruity notes and it ends with waxy-oily flavours. Very tasty again, and no distracting moments here either. A flawless dram, no doubt!

  6. JürgenWhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A great Nevis from Scoma.
    Very good PLV. This is my Christmas bottle for this year.
    An excellent nose with a lot of fruit and some oak.
    Comes nicely in drinking strength and without water addition to enjoy.
    Long and round finish.

    For me the best Nevis this year and a much better quality of sherry bottlings from SV.
    Is probably a matter of taste, but the quality will not hide.

  7. DerDennis! scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Ingenious nose with constantly new aromas, very harmonious and soft with the typical Nevis notes.

    Also a taste in terms of taste. Nothing bothers you, you can leave it forever in your mouth and chew, so that constantly new impressions arise.

    Pleasant, long finish. Great Nevis!
    • Nose
      93 93
      Sweet, fresh, spicy, honey, malt, pleasant tannins, lemon rind, ginger, plum syrup, fresh peppermint, nutmeg, cereal, heather, clove, pickles, cocoa powder. I mean, again and again to find a very soft smoky note ... Campfire. Overall, very complex, with constantly changing and always new flavors.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Sweet, light spicy, pepper, licorice, plums with honey, nutty, mint, creamy, great Nevis herbs, cranberries, malt, candied orange peel, vanilla. Again, there are always new flavors, difficult to grasp, but very harmonious
    • Finish
      90 90
      Long, licorice, light ashy note, subtle fruit note

  8. Oldie61 did not rate this whisky Member Junior

    Outstanding cask!
    Thanks for sharing @SSS
    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      95 95

  9. gopro scored this whisky 94 points Member Junior

    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      93 93

  10. AngeloMerten scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Is it already Christmas? : D
    All good things come in threes ... 3 times I was able to try a Ben Nevis 27 this year. This time from a bourbon barrel.
    I see this as interesting for those who the Nevis 27 from SV (Cask: 3862) has not given the best grades. Testing is above studying!

    I really like it, I also like it better than Cask 2381.
    Can't get Cask 3862.
    He lacks approach and complexity.
    Still a nice malt that you can enjoy every day.
    • Nose
      82 82
      First nose, light lacquer notes.
      I give him some more time, looks a bit closed.
      After 20 minutes, he opens and unfolds the typical bourbon notes. Vanielle, some toffee, pear skin and light pineapple. The paint note is still present and bothers me a little.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Soft and elegand.
      Malty sweetness spreads.
      Orange is added with a light lime.
      not too complex but very tasty.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium finish, very subtle fruitiness.

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