Overall rating
Single Malt
The Single Cask Ltd. (TSCL)
Stated Age
20 years old
Number of bottles
53.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
17 Jul 2020 9:31 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

£ 161.17

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10 × member ratings

7 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 1999 TSCL

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.50 points

  1. DarrenHJA scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    As for now, on a freshly opened bottle, I would stick to a 85 at most. Time will certainly improve things for a revisit. The palate remains closed no matter how long I leave the glass in air, even with the hastened process of airing under the air conditioner.
    • Nose
      87 87
      First impressions reveal a closed profile - light on cereal, high vegetative notes, citrus from lime that is a tad bit bitter. Time is needed to open it up.
      15 mins in is too early to give an in depth review. Some wood lacquer, dried seafood.

      30 mins in - The nose is more robust but still is rather hard on the alcohol, sweet flavours growing which reminds me of sweet green apple, honey, alfalfa/hay and hazelnut.

      45 mins in - still closed but more opened; fragrant vegetation and earthy notes, boiled potatoes, hay again and freshly cut grass. Bordering along red plums, dried orange peel and leather.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Salty. Medicinal. Not mellow at all, the palate certainly does not complement the nose. Boiled pear, papaya, vanilla essence, dried out wholemeal bread that's been sitting outside for hours.

      Time is all we need, characters remain closed and shy. There is this one flavour that constantly wants to pop out but just doesn't reveal itself fully, and that, would be burnt rubber or smoked salami.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Dry and medium, dies soon after. A intense nutty taste linger throughout the mouth till the end. It has that sensation where you eat too many peanuts and no matter how much you rinse your mouth, the sensation remains.

  2. DarrenHJA scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Tasting 3 weeks later. The palate has opened up and is much more fruity than before - minus the closed up salt and wheat grain bread.
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. drummer & timmer did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Notes by The Single Cask:

    Nose: Sweet malt, lime, dry roasted nuts note.

    Palate: Lightly toasted oak with hints of vanilla and spice, some butter, and more of that citrus note.

    Finish: Long and warming with oranges and wood spice.

  4. Whisky.Hedonist.MY scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Initial impression.


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