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Ben Nevis 2015 AD

Overall rating
87.27/100
votes
62
Whiskybase ID
WB172073
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Adelphi (AD)
Bottling serie
Selection
Vintage
2015
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
05 years old
Casktype
First Fill Oloroso
Casknumber
10715 (part of)
Number of bottles
379
Strength
58.9 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060383651447
Bottled for
Whisky Import Nederland
Market
nl Netherlands
Added on
12 Dec 2020 9:20 pm by swk27844
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 99.95

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Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 2015 AD

21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.27 points

  1. swk27844 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    Only 5 years old, but so tasteful. Not overly sharp and alcohol is well integrated. Sherry influences all over. Beautiful bottling of Adelphi for Whisky Import Netherlands.
    • Nose
      89 89
      Dates, plums, ginger, honey, anise, strawberry and cherry jam, leather, maritime, soy sauce.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Apple syrup, plums, dates, honey, thyme, anise, milk chocolate, butter, green tea and soy sauce? Warming herbs and sweet dark fruit. Very cool!
    • Finish
      88 88
      A nice finish that lingers for a long time, especially for a 5 year old whisky. Sweet notes and the fruit linger nicely.

  2. wouterk scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Opened my bottle tonight. Interesting dram. Not your averge BN I have to admit. It is pretty funky and needs a drop of water and aeration to open up. 87/ 88 points.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. Hvdree scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Where's the nevis in this nevis?
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  4. thijs100 scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    It's one-dimensional and doesn't display any of the characteristics that I associate with Ben Nevis.
    • Nose
      Not peated? That's a surprise! Many of these young Ben Nevis are, so I just figured, you know. It's very much a modern sherry-matured whisky. Juicy red fruits, caramel, furniture polish and cherry candy cane with a tinge of black pepper. Not overly complex.
    • Taste
      Intense and quite a spicy arrival. Plenty of cloves and some chili heat that's quite dominant. It's only after a while that I pick up on sweeter notes such as cherry syrup and dates. Adding water doesn't do much except for bringing out a faint chocolate note.
    • Finish
      Lingering spices, oak and some shy red fruits.

  5. Mortar1703 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  6. marcusjang scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    An unpeated Nevis among many other peated 2015 vintages. Also this one is essentially a modern sherry bomb. It's tasty alright, but I can see why others may feel the maturation may have been a bit too aggressive.
    • Nose
      Ripe red berries, heavy sherry, matchsticks, pencil shavings, slightly sooty
    • Taste
      Red berries, lemon honey candy, matchsticks, semi cream-like texture, unsmoked ham
    • Finish
      Oloroso nuttiness, pencil shavings, some peppers, dark chocolate, fairly long

  7. Dris scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. OJK scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    Strong balsamic vinegar on the nose, mixed with papaya and cherry cola, with hints of rubber and eucalyptus. Sweet cherry cola again on the palate, mixed with bubblegum and caramel. Well integrated and smooth given the ABV, however syrupy sweet and with very little distillate character coming through, which may not be an issue if an intense sherry bomb is what you're after. The finish is surprisingly short, and accompanied by a bitter herbal note, which reminds slightly of Jagermeister. Compared to the young heavily sherried 2007 Glenrothes Adelphi put out a few years ago, this feels less balanced and less elegant. However if extreme sherried bubblegum is your thing, then this will certainly keep you entertained.

  9. Beiredelarue scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    With water
    • Nose
      88 88
      Furniture wax, caramel, cherry, leather, tobacco, spices, sea
    • Taste
      89 89
      Plum, baked apple, honey, fruit, waffles, candy

      Evolves well after some breathing!
    • Finish
      86 86
      The alcohol only now (briefly) comes to the fore, pepper, light sweet notes that linger for quite a long time

  10. Schafranek scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

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