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Overall rating
88.43/100
votes
46
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
The Whisky Trail Birds Series
Vintage
1996
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
23 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Casknumber
892
Number of bottles
258
Strength
51.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
07 Dec 2019 11:27 am by OJK
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 174,97

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46 × member ratings

51 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 1996 ElD

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.43 points

  1. Heerst scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    While I normally care more about what's in the bottle than what's on the label, Elixir Distillers have delivered a true work of art with this edition of the Whisky Trail, the Birds Series. Let's move on to the tasting shall we?
    • Nose
      89 89
      The Nevises I've tried so far are usually characterised a very fruit-forward profile with a nose full of peaches. Not so in this dram. The fruits take a back seat to reveal a more buttery and gourmand character. There's warm milk and butter, a hint of fleur de sel, airy vanilla, a few drops of lemon and peach. Ripe peaches reveal themselves as the whisky spends time in the glass.
    • Taste
      88 88
      A soft landing due to the buttery and oily character of the dram. At a well-integrated 51.8% ABV, this is a dram that's very rich yet easily enjoyable without water. Salted caramel fudge. The cream lingers and slowly reveals more citrus fruits.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Juicy citrus followed by the slightly bitter tinge of lemon rind. Interesting development from creamy at the start to more astringent at the finish.

  2. Mark-E scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  3. wouterk scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. EJS scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  6. whiskybro scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      92 92
      Green hubba bubba chewing gum.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Alcohol perfectly integrated. Green fruit. Light oak.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium fruity.

  7. d1scostu scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. TheWhiskyDungeon scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      earthy, slightly smoky, butter, vanilla, peach, citrus, sour, butter, honey, orange peel
    • Taste
      butter, oil, earthy, leather, citrus, marmite in aftertaste, slightly bitter

  9. Mortar1703 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  10. etwa77 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

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