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Overall rating
89.71/100
votes
31
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
WhiskyNerds (WN)
Vintage
07.1996
Bottled
02.2020
Stated Age
23 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Casknumber
954
Number of bottles
75
Strength
46.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
18 May 2020 3:27 pm by Whisky
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 200.00

45 × in wishlist

31 × member ratings

42 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 1996 WN

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.71 points

  1. thijs100 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Another winning pick by the WhiskyNerds. Now I wonder what happened to the rest of the cask?
    • Nose
      One for the purists. This is about the spirit, not the cask. A hint of banana peel, some soft lemon yoghurt, tinned pineapple and a creamy waxiness. It has a faint mineral quality too. Finally a tinge of sweet barley water.
    • Taste
      Super waxy and creamy and pretty concentrated. There are bright yellow and green fruits, but also ginger and cracked peppercorns. Soft minerals and just a pinch of salt too. This is what happens when you don't upset good spirit with overzealous wood.
    • Finish
      The fruit returns after a little while, while the waxiness is the gift that keeps on giving.

  2. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. WhiskyCasual scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Pure.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Nice combination of fruits (with passion fruit, unripe bananas, all wrapped in sugar) and the "dirty" Ben Nevis properties
    • Taste
      91 91
      Oily, tropical sweet and fruity at the beginning, then a little salty, mineral, waxy,
    • Finish
      90 90
      Medium-long, dry (Riesling?) And wax again, the fruits move somewhat into the background

  4. MikerG2k scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. A0525 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  6. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  8. GIngi scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  9. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

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