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Overall rating
90.02/100
votes
54
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Whisky Agency (TWA)
Bottling serie
TWA Spring 2020
Vintage
1996
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
23 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Number of bottles
264
Strength
47.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
05 May 2020 9:03 am by Connaisseur
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 377.41

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Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 1996 TWA

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.02 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    [May, 2020] A quick review of a small sample.

    I do not know what they did at Ben Nevis in 1995/96 but it was all damn right. So far I had not a single below-average Ben Nevis of these vintages and this bottling again is excellent - both interesting to explore and dangerously to quaff. I like it.
    • Nose
      90 90
      The colour is jonquiripe corn and the nose offers a powerful fruity-honeyed profile with tons of over-ripe fruits in a sweet and spicy stew. After some breathing fine oils, shy herbs and some bitter wooden notes join in which are very welcomed. This smells very tasty and I am keen to take the first sip...
    • Taste
      91 91
      The taste is very chewy and offers several layers of fine fruits, molten barley sugars, spices (both sweet and hot), waxes and oils which combine to a delicious amalgam over time. This is truly old-stylish and both very interesting and quaffable. I enjoy it very much.
    • Finish
      90 90
      The dram arrives a little hot on the palate with peppery moments and immediately covers the whole of the mouth with a creamy texture. This is a pretty nice mouthfeel. The finish is long and turns both more sugary-sweet and waxy-oily without any distracting moments. Water releases more interesting aromas both in the nose and on the palate, among them leathery and chocolatey impressions.

  2. nallacam scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    You can rely on TWA again. One of the best bottlers for me.
    However, I am not sure whether they accidentally filled a Littlemill ;-)

    The issue price of around € 180 is absolutely fair if I see / taste the quality of this filling.

    92 points 93/92/92
    • Nose
      93 93
      Directly the nose of a classic boubon barrel ripening.
      Sweet and waxy with pear and passion fruit. Apricot and peach are also there. A little hint of detergent, but pleasant, just like walking through a laundry room. Langnese split ice cream, the perfect combination of vanilla and passion fruit. Now there are also green aromas, freshly cut grass and flowers. The road after a summer rain, the minerality of an Alsatian Riesling. The apricot has now been made into a jam. There are always sweeter fruits, overripe mango and banana.
    • Taste
      92 92
      The whole mouth is slipped right out, incredibly creamy and juicy. No trace of the oak, absolutely no bitterness. Just perfect.
      Brioche, banana, some citrus, Breaburn apple, the appeal of polished furniture.
    • Finish
      92 92
      Just long! A slight dryness and the fruitiness remains. Round and harmonious.

  3. svenske2015 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Ruben found some words, too: https://www.whiskynotes.be/2020/ben-nevis/ben-nevis-1996-23-years-whisky-agency/

    And slowdrink.de says: https://www.slowdrink.de/2020/05/twa/

  4. torstenB scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Very interesting - the first whiffs from the bottle remind me of some bottlings of the 60íes.
    • Nose
      Reminds of some old bottlings from the sixties, with less Sherry influence. Tropical fruits, Pineapple, peaches, i also get some faint berries, the typical spices of Ben nevis emerge, garden herbs, parsley, a bit ginger, Teak wood
    • Taste
      liquorice, Tropical fruits, spices, chocolate Maybe, hazelnut Skins, pine resins
    • Finish
      Long Lasting finish of dried apricots and spices. Seems to stay in the mouth until the next morning, which is a good asset in this case.

  5. Schnitter scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. Ed Radour scored this whisky 91 points Specialist

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. whiskytornado scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  8. EJS scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  9. mema82 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  10. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

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