- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Signatory Vintage (SV)
- Bottling serie
- Stated Age
- 07 years old
- Sherry Butt Finish
- Number of bottles
- 60.3 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- Bottled for
- Exclusively bottled for Kirsch Import
- Added on
- 02 Dec 2020 7:57 am by Ed Radour
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62 × member ratings
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Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 2013 SV
13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.75 points
- Guys, stay on the carpet, please. It's all about the taste of a whisky, not whether you like the label.
- I'm not sure if, despite all the political correctness, one shouldn't evaluate the whisky objectively in the end. Especially because the flag in connection with the samurai also represented in my opinion embodies a completely different era in Japanese history.
- The Rising Sun is considered to be the Japanese version of the Swastika. The flag is used in Korea as a reminder of Japanese colonialism - when Japan ruled with force, sending Korean men to battle, using tens of thousands of young women as Comfort Women, AKA sex slaves.
The label designer should be more careful about historical issue.
- I rate this whisky on my own taste. I don't care about the label or the piece of paper on the bottle.
Nose of dark red fruits, pickled raisins, somewhat overripe fig, earthy, some tobacco and leather polish, chocolate pudding, liquorice. Doesn't look slain.
Unfortunately, in terms of taste, it cannot compete with the nose. Sour and sparkling, dark chocolate, strongly spicy, spice cake.
The finish is unspectacular, warming and sour again.
Espresso notes are added with water, but the finish now looks superimposed. This malt could very well have stood for a few more years.
There is no need to discuss pricing. The issue price € 94.90 (as of 01/12/2020) is absolutely excessive with only 7 years and finish.
- Whisky only available in Germany.
Even if the label can be controversial.
The whisky contained in the bottle is nevertheless an exception.
If anyone knows a site that sells it and can send it to France, I'm a buyer :)
- On the nose very gentle and the 60,3% ABV are incredibly well integrated. A heavy fragrance of roasted almonds, old sherry and a hint of leather is filling the room. ????
On the palate the malt starts pretty intense in flavour, it bursts the whole mouth. Dark chocolate, fudge and salty popcorn on one side, wet tobacco and fresh cut ginger on the other side this is pretty complex and mature way beyond its age. ???? ????
Right when you swallow, there is a lovely freshness in the finish, similar to the heather notes of Bowmore or Highland Park - quite unexpected but really lovely. These are notes similar to hay or an old bourbon matured Laddie. Overall a lovely malt. 89pts
- "Due to the atrocities committed by the Japanese in World War II under this flag, this flag is controversial. The lack of historical processing of the role of Japan during the Second World War and its responsibility on the official side contributes to the controversial attitude of other peoples towards the use of the Kyokujitsuki. The Kyokujitsuki triggers subliminal memories of the imperial Japanese armed forces and their war crimes in the Pacific War among many peoples of Asia. Outside of Japan, this flag is therefore still regarded by many as a symbol of Japanese imperialism in Asia. "
"Around 1870, when the Meiji government replaced the shogunate, the commanders began looking for a specific war flag, because until then the samurai were the defenders of the country and carried the flags of their respective daimyates."
"The motif was also very popular with the Kamikaze pilots and was not infrequently painted on the respective aircraft or a small flag was worn as a headband. They were carried by the units on land and at sea."
"Even in World War II, some thoughts of Bushidō influenced the actions of Japanese soldiers. Many samurai bloodlines, such as the House of Honda, still have a great influence in Japanese economics and politics today."
"A new series of noble bottlings from Andrew Symington's wooden treasure was raised to the aristocratic warrior status with expressive labels. Each of them personalized with illustrated heroic figures that stand out in black and white against the rays of the" rising sun ", as the Japanese military flag is called . "
Source: Kirsch Import
- Overall very young and intense. A manzanilla sherry finish in terms of taste.
Creamy and tamed with water.
Tobacco, strawberries and peach are the main aromas, so the finish and distillate go very well together.
- This is a place that should be expressed only by taste.
Can you say that if this label was Hakenkreuz, not Rising Sun Flag? Is it available for sale?