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Ben Nevis 2006 ANHA

Overall rating
86.72/100
votes
50
Whiskybase ID
WB148096
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Anam na h-Alba (ANHA)
Bottling serie
The Soul of Scotland
Vintage
01.06.2006
Bottled
04.12.2019
Calculated age
13 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Bourbon
Casknumber
390
Number of bottles
217
Strength
56.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
01 feb 2020 8:05 pm by Crane
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 80.00

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Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 2006 ANHA

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.72 points

  1. DerDennis! scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

    Very complex nose, alcohol is clearly noticeable. Everything can be found on the palate, the alcohol only shows a decent sharpness at the beginning, but it wears off quickly. The finish is short chocolate, then tannins and teen notes dominate, pleasant but unspectacular.

    Overall, a very vanilla-heavy, but neat Nevis. There may be more to get with water. Would the alcohol be integrated a little better ...
    • Nose
      89 89
      Lots of vanilla, honey, hairspray, malt, citrus, Ben Nevis herbs, white pepper, some nutmeg, clove, caramel, musty kitchen cupboard
    • Taste
      88 88
      sweet, short hot, lemon peel, strong peppermint, pleasant tannins, caramel, becoming creamy, white pepper, vanilla, milk chocolate, herbs
    • Finish
      87 87
      medium to long, slightly spicy, tannins and teen notes ... peppermint, petals

  2. FeydRautha scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  3. z1reticuli scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    This is going to be a sad goodbye. Great great Ben Nevis, complex, accepts water, needs time, but the tropical aromas, herbal Ben Nevis dirt and good bourbon influence is just fantastic. I do not reckon someone will share this enthusiasm, but I do like it, that is for sure.
    This is why I am into independent bottling, to find gems like this one

  4. Numwierum scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Smell: citrus, ripe pears, some banana, marshmallows and fresh mint.
    Taste: Strong peppery start in the mouth, the alcohol is quite dominant. This is followed by a pleasant fruity sweetness from ripe apples, pears and peach, with a subtle lime acid. Some caramel comes through.
    Finish: Quite long, a gentle, spicy wood note spreads and mint comes through again.
    Conclusion: A fairly closed whisky that takes some time to develop. The only drawback, the alcohol could be better integrated.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. Kaleva scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A very nice whisky, surprisingly good for 13 yo. Light minerality is beautifully integrated in overall fruitiness. Goes quite well neat but even better being a bit diluted. Light and balanced, this expression serves the best as a summer dram.
    • Nose
      Fresh, tad buttery, vanilla, yellow pears, lemon curd, malty and chalky notes, a bit of honey, some mint. With water comes stronger honey and fruit caramel.
    • Taste
      Slightly sweet, oily, with light peppery side, fruity (a hint of banana, yellow apples, peaches), vanilla custard, herbal tea and a hint of white chocolate
    • Finish
      Medium-long, a bit sweet and tad mineral, bitterish with soft oaky tannins, fruit bubble gum, walnut shells, gentle woody notes at the end

  6. Sleinn nam Ffoh scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  7. etwa77 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    a bit difficult to access, but once the doors are open,
    there are tasty bits all over
    • Nose
      88 88
      Dry.. chalk and cold ash.. fresh, out of the oven blueberry pie.. tic-tacs and mint bubble-gum.. very nicely layered.. floral scents over oaky malt.. dill and other garden aromatic herbs.. a rich and inviting nose
    • Taste
      87 87
      fiery sweet and a tad bitter.. in the beginning, the alcohol really takes over everything else.. with time in the glass, there comes a very tasty, umami note, green limes and a hint of bubble gum and cola-flavoured candy.. the bourbon and vanilla are abundant.. creamy and dreamy!
    • Finish
      85 85
      sweet honey and pepper.. echoes of oak and burnt plastic.. rather short, although the tasty bits linger on.

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