Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Jewish Whisky Company (JWC)
Bottling serie
Single Cask Nation
Stated Age
23 years old
2nd fill bourbon hogshead
Number of bottles
50.4 % Vol.
750 ml
United States United States
Added on
30 apr 2020 8:36 pm by whisky313
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

USD$ 255.00

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Whisky reviews for Ben Nevis 1996 JWC

3 users have left 3 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.67 points.

  1. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
      A bit grainy, with hints of fruit, and some wood spice.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Probably not the best Ben Nevis 1996's I've tried. Quite malty with some grass. Not very fruity for a 1996. Not sure if this is a choice pick, or just some leftover pick for the lowly American market?
    • Finish
      87 87
      Peppery. Oak. Residual sweetness. Good, but no where close to great.

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  3. JWD scored this whisky 86 points Member Junior

    Butterscotch prominent on the nose and palate, well aged and highly unique. Too bad I don’t like butterscotch as it may be dragging this one down - could see how others would find it delicious.

  4. whisky313 did not rate this whisky Specialist

    Ben Nevis 23yo, 2nd fill Bourbon Hogshead

    This cask bottling, distilled in November 1996, spent twenty-three years maturing in a 2nd fill bourbon hogshead. It was bottled at cask strength in November 2019 at 50.4% ABV. Cask #1839 yielded 209 bottles.

    Color: Gold

    Nose: Immediately rich and warming (think warm spiced honey and brown Licorice Allsorts) with an underlying earthiness but with time it becomes bright and fruity (think candied orange peels and red wine gums)

    Palate: A wonderfully textured mouthfeel leads to an explosion of rich and fruity flavors: toasted hazelnuts, chocolate biscuits, spiced pears, and warm apple cake. Note the building oak and pepper as it transitions to the finish.

    Finish: Long and lasting with delicate sandalwood, ground grey pepper, and dark chocolate

    On the label: The nose is rich and warming with notes of warm spiced honey and candied orange peels. Note the dense and oily texture across the tongue as this whisky delivers flavors of hazelnuts, chocolate biscuits, spiced pears and apple cake. The finish is long with delicate sandalwood spice.

    Recommended Retail Price: $255/bottle


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