Ben Nevis MacDonald's Traditional

Overall rating
85.02/100
votes
61
Whiskybase ID
WB161626
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2020
Casktype
Bourbon+Sherry Cask
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
07 jul 2020 12:02 pm by maltaholic
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 99.00

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Whisky reviews for Ben Nevis MacDonald's Traditional

13 users have left 13 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.02 points.

  1. Dris scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Ben Nevis Session

    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/161626/ben-nevis-macdonalds-traditional
    85-

    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/189581/ben-nevis-10-year-old
    87-

    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/199690/ben-nevis-2008-ba
    86+

    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/99426/ben-nevis-1996-dl
    88-

    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/170977/ben-nevis-batch-7-tbwc
    91-

    https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/134068/ben-nevis-1991-sv
    91+
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  2. Whisky-Fancier scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  3. RB_Imhotep scored this whisky 60 points Newbie

    Too sharp and smoky for me.
    Easy in the beginning but the finish is long and sharp.

  4. JBKwb scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  5. dominikbraun scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
      Dense and compact, on the one hand very round and on the other hand dirty, on the one hand sweet and on the other hand rough, interesting balance of distillery character and barrel.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Marzipan, dark chocolate, airwaves, peppermint, spices, grassy, very light and fruity, relatively impetuous.
    • Finish
      84 84
      Still impetuous, slightly sharp, dry, somewhat sweet, quite long.

  6. Xaver did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Totally, in a positive sense, surprised me.
    • Nose
      Notes from an online blind tasting ...

      Colour:
      Light gold

      Nose:
      Sweet Bourbon Cask ?, light, sugared fruit flavors. Direction mango and peach. Marzipan, vanilla, a little caramel. Very creamy.
      With a lot of time in the glass, paprika chips, some bacon, cheesy arrive. A fine smoke now unfolds. Coconut oil, a little lovage and a little workshop.
      Complete change in the nose.

      The empty glass smells of bacon and lemongrass.
    • Taste
      Spicy, metallic appearance. Then immediately oiliness with that pleasant wood stove smoke. Apricots and pineapples. Slightly greasy and fresh. The cheesy taste also comes through discreetly. In the background, a subtle sweetness and slightly mineral.
    • Finish
      Medium length. Dry smoky note. Pleasantly spicy and then oily sweetness.

  7. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    So far I only knew the old design and there were definitely sherry barrels in it. I liked that very much at the time. This one here probably has a new barrel composition and is nowhere near as exciting as the old one, albeit a bit rounder and more pleasing, objective. A few similarities can be found from memory, however. Well, besides the 10er OA, this is already the second Ben Nevis, which has become much more boring for my taste. It's a shame ... although that's not a bad dram, solid.
    • Nose
      quite dirty peat, somehow raw, salted licorice, also rather youthful, cowshed notes, very special, also some chabeso (lactic acid lemonade), possibly wet cardboard
    • Taste
      rather soft, but salty, menthol-like, only a little sweet.
    • Finish
      suddenly nice and sweet, menthol, a little pepper, liquorice and a tangy spicy note in the aftertaste.

  8. Expraesi scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. besar scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  10. MaltNerd scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

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

  11. DerDennis! scored this whisky 84 points Specialist

    Pleasant smoke ... but otherwise ... not much. The whisky doesn't go wrong and is easy to drink.

    I never would have guessed Ben Nevis blindly here ...

  12. Sleinn nam Ffoh scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  13. StephanB scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

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