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Overall rating
90.50/100
votes
8
Whiskybase ID
WB147027
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
The Single Malts of Scotland
Vintage
21.10.1996
Bottled
01.11.2019
Stated Age
23 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
1479
Number of bottles
405
Strength
52.7 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Barcode
892032300148
Bottled for
Impex Beverages
Added on
19 Jan 2020 9:09 pm by Dirk
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

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Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 1996 ElD

2 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.50 points

  1. BmorePotStill did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    From Serge:

    "This one too by Elixir. Hold on, an elixir, isn’t that something that’s supposed to cure any disease? Would this one work with ‘the virus’? In truth I washed my hands using a sherry monster at 60% vol. the other day (not this Ben Nevis) and people in the train started to look at me as if I was Henry Charles Bukowski’s own son. Colour: gold. Nose: extremely similar. Perhaps a little more on all things cherries, and a little less on funny glues. With water: cherry cake, raisin roll, pancake syrup, and just a wee glass of amontillado. Mouth (neat): brilliant, just brilliant. Walnuts, grapefruits, fino, leaves, maraschino. With water: pre-WWII orange cordials and other heavy concoctions made when liquors were still supposed to cure us indeed. Finish: long, thick and yet very elegant, splendidly orange-y. Marmalade over some walnut cake with a good glass of amontillado on the side. Yes, pretty much heaven. Comments: liked both sister casks a lot. Let’s say this one’s more civilised and a tad less challenging. Better for your guests who wouldn’t be hardcore whisky buffs (but do we have any such friends?) Rather sublime whisky. Go go go.
    SGP:452 - 90 points."

    http://www.whiskyfun.com/archivemarch20-1-Ardbeg-Ben-Nevis.html#100320

  2. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
      Fresh, aromatic, and elevated. Candied caramel, smoke, subtle sherry, a bit of cannabis.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Thick, creamy mouthfeel... good pungency, with a sharp fruit notes. Sweet, sourish fruits. Sour mangos, sweet apples, some pineapples. Some oak, leather, and tobacco also.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Some oak and spice at the end. Lingering sweetness.

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