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Overall rating
84.39/100
votes
54
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Morrison and MacKay (MMcK)
Bottling serie
Càrn Mòr - Strictly Limited Edition
Vintage
2015
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
04 years old
Casktype
Sherry Hogsheads
Number of bottles
900
Strength
47.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060109227161
Added on
06 Feb 2020 12:15 pm by DramTimeNL
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 47.00

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88 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 2015 MMcK

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.39 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2020/10/09/rmw-independent-bottlers/

    Graeme is back. AM asks: “What do you like about Ben Nevis in general“? GM: “Erm,,… it’s stinky“.

    N: I totally agree: stinky, and pongy. The ‘warts n all’ is where Ben Nevis is at for me. With crisp-soft apple snow into nutty oaky gingery-sweet sugar icing, this is yeasty, fresh, vibrant, tastefully phenolic, young, fresh, relaxed,.. Nothing spikes, everything is just-so if formidable.

    T: Tart apples, a dribble of milky custard, “doughy” [AM]… the crips/young,….
    F: ,….. barley-faithful spirit carrying the [peppery/spirity/husky] apple-y qualities till the tail.

    C: You can see why this kind of juice might find its way [in small quantities] into Japanese-labelled blended whisky. Reminds me of the 3yo Queen Margot [WLP] in some ways, but, fresher, more forthright,… unfinished? On the flip-side, it’s a perfectly permissible unapologetic bold release.

  2. bikenerd scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Fine distillate with potential that would have deserved a few more years in the barrel.

  3. ScotchGuyTO scored this whisky 75 points Connoisseur

    A blind sample in a tasting. This was not on my list of drams that I enjoyed that evening. The youth shines through, and the peat covers some... but I feel like this should have been settled for a few more years... or maybe bottles at Cask Strength?
    • Nose
      82 82
      Dry winey Sherry and smoldering peat. There's a bunch of sweet grains here too, like porridge or oat biscuits, but there's not a whole lot else happening. Touches of smoked meat, pork fat and banana or green plantains.
    • Taste
      74 74
      Here's where it starts to unravel. The youth and peat come first...this tastes hotter than it is. Sweet peat, heather and gourse with matchsticks and ash. The sweetness is one sided, doesn't really develop into anything more that syrup and the body turns very grape-y. It seems like it was finished and the finish was rushed in a wet cask.
    • Finish
      70 70
      This is short.... really short. Peat, oak, vanilla and then nothing. Leaves you wanting more, but there's just nothing there.

  4. the_muskox scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    Solid and interesting, but not nearly as good as last year's cask strength version of this whisky.

    Nose: Salty, savoury, and herbal. Wood smoke, beef jerky, smoked pork. Benedictine. Smoked fish. Banana, dark chocolate. Wheat crackers. Burning birch bark. Ginger and root beer. Chocolate fudge. Grape syrup.

    Palate: More sweet barbeque smoke. Rich dark bread in the middle, with maple syrup and chocolate. Lighter notes of honey and cereals. Green apples, green grapes, wood fire.

    Finish: Sweet and woodsmoke. Pears, heather honey.

  5. Sleinn nam Ffoh scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. Dris scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      79 79
    • Finish
      81 81

  7. dcsicsak scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      83 83

  8. Squinugie scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  9. gaboruso scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

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