Ben Nevis 2011 SV

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
The Un-Chillfiltered Collection
Stated Age
09 years old
Bourbon Barrels
146 + 155
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
17 jul 2020 5:52 pm by Ras Mazunga

Average value

€ 48.70

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30 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Ben Nevis 2011 SV

7 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.44 points.

  1. Marcel74 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Very fresh and accessible and very delicate, with a drop of water it comes off a bit more, beautiful that it is unchilfiltered and natural color, it is very light yellow in color ... also dangerous because the short finish makes you tend to drink quickly .
    • Nose
      Bourbon, barley sugars, pineapple, pear apple, light fruit, subtle banana in the background, a little honey, citrus and vanilla
    • Taste
      Very creamy, waxy, barley sugars, soft and gentle, sweet, later some melon, vanilla and citrus
    • Finish
      Relatively short but sweet

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  3. Kraddell scored this whisky 77 points Expert Junior

    Pours yellow, scent is fairly mild, some vanilla. Taste is full, vanilla, oak, fullbodied, fairly intense. Mild funk. Very decent, lovely whisky!

  4. valasios scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. glenrob scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  6. Palindrome scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Raw, edgy, candy corn, an 80's whisky (drank in 80's so from the 70's and 60's) feeling, candy wrapper, fresh cut Vetch, yes there's a vegetal note but not like many Jura's that are kinda wet mossy-ish.

    This Nevis is a bit like some Japanese whiskies from the early 2000's but not a really good one. The typical tasting notes for this bottle are rather cliche and don't necessarily approach the authentic experience of handling and tasting the rather austere result of two casks having been married by SV. Good ole Signatory. What would we do without those guys? They bottle so many interesting moments in time, captured for posterity.

    I'd have to say this whisky is unique, but not all in a good way. I guess there is some cantaloupe in there, on the nose. Very 80's, yes.

    I like the nose better than the palate. The palate is like a less complex carbon copy of the nose (needs a few drops of water to make it even more like an 80's middle shelf pour), yet without so much of the nostalgia that takes me back in time. I will do small pours of this bottle and sniff them more than I drink them, while I read a good book. I like that, to sniff and read, ha. On the downside, the mouth impressions evoke memories of that time in a bar when the only Scotch to drink was GlenLivet 12 (take it or livet). But it's much better than Livet's 12 year old souse on the nose.

    There's nothing worse than drinking too much Livet (at least at the single malt level). Ugh. Reminds me of vomit burps and heartburn in Queens NY dive bars in my early 20's at last call when I was thinking about taking a cab home and wondering if my car would make it to the next day without being vandalized or broken into. I can't drink Livet 12 any longer for that reason. Bad associations. Not that I would want to drink Livet 12 anyhow.

    This said, I have tasted some rather nice single cask bottlings from that distillery however. Really fat, juicy, overly-sherried whiskies that were fun but not terribly brilliant. Like a person who is the life of the party despite having an IQ under 120.

    Anyway, I don't regret buying this bottle of Nevis. It's quite fun and worth the adventure. I wouldn't buy two, however. The sort of thing I might pour for a novice who may or may not throw ice into his or her glass.

  7. mema82 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. Sidney87 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85


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