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Overall rating
90.33/100
votes
12
Whiskybase ID
WB144418
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
The Single Malts of Scotland
Vintage
05.11.1996
Bottled
14.10.2019
Stated Age
22 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Casknumber
1789
Number of bottles
215
Strength
54.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
09 Dec 2019 6:33 pm by Mannoni
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 192.00

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Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 1996 ElD

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.33 points

  1. mjts93 scored this whisky 91 points Member Senior

    No reviews yet so I'll get started!
    Another seriously impressive Ben Nevis. The nose is beautiful. Incredibly honeyed and syrupy, it's just wonderful but less "dirty" than any other Nevis I've had. I've never had a nose so syrup-like and honeyed (but really lovely, rich honey!) Wonderful stuff.
    • Nose
      93 93
      Immediately a hit of honey and golden syrup on the nose. The honey is really deep, and is almost somewhat floral, like acacia. Propolis is there and some pears. Really impressive.
      Stone fruits (peaches, nectarines). Slight notes of grease and oil, but not at the forefront along with some pears

      With water: Stronger orange and grease notes take over. Still honeyed but not as deep
    • Taste
      91 91
      Taste is similar to the nose, but less on honeys and more on oranges (campari!) and engine oil. really oily. Stone fruits still strong. Some coconut oil.

      With water: Softer, more on campari, and grease as in the nose
    • Finish
      90 90
      long finish mostly on peaches and nectarines. oranges and a bit of damp warehouse, slight tobacco note. Very nice but probably the weakest part due to being slightly astringent.

      Water helps with the finish (although I prefer the taste and nose without) and provides more oil and makes it more citric and rounder.

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