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Overall rating
89.90/100
votes
61
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Whisky-Doris (WD)
Bottling serie
Art Nouveau
Vintage
11.1995
Bottled
08.2019
Calculated age
23 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
653
Number of bottles
300
Strength
52.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
11 Jan 2021 9:16 pm by Ras Mazunga
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 201.80

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61 × member ratings

146 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 1995 WD

21 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.90 points

  1. didi1893 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    The intense sherry aroma dominates from the start, and over time a variety of new and interesting aromas are added. Tobacco, earth, leather, a variety of red, dark grapes and berries, especially juicy sour cherries. Complex, multi-layered, intense and incredibly tasty!

    23/23/22/23 (91P)
    • Nose
      Reddish amber shines in the Premium Snifter while juicy sour cherries and dark sweet fruits are noticeable immediately after pouring. Hints of wet tobacco leaves, crumbs of dark chocolate and a handful of sweet raisins plus a hint of sour blackberries and shortbread cookies. I give the malt the opportunity to breathe for a few minutes, in the meantime a multitude of thick and oily "legs" pull their endless paths back into the glass. Sweet tobacco with a minimal smoky note, a touch of earth and malty grain, dark sour cherries and sweet dried fruits, the nose noticeably gains aromas and intensity.
    • Taste
      Dark sherry flavors make their way over the tongue with bitter wood tones, a peppery spiciness tickles the tip of the tongue while dark chocolate mixes with creamy hazelnuts. Brine dissolves from spicy wooden elements, sour cherries and currants merge with blackberries and abrasions from dried grapefruit peel, again dark earth tones with a "dirty" touch appear. Wet leaves float creamy and oily under the tongue, fresh herbs and spices appear. The alcohol is wonderfully harmoniously integrated, tobacco and hints of wet leather gradually come to the fore.
    • Finish
      Dark, dried fruits stick to the palate with sometimes bitter wood tones, voluminous warmth floods the palate, the mouthfeel becomes noticeably more oily and greasy. In the background there is again this dirty and earthy note ... The interesting and intense aftertaste lingers on the palate for a long time and leaves a smeary film on the tongue.

  2. Kensay scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Powerful, rich, interesting. But I would never have recognized Ben Nevis blindly here, very much reminded the release of Bunnahabhain Feis Ile 2019 in Sautern
    • Nose
      Rich and dense, salty nuts, tobacco leaves, leather, dried prunes, dark chocolate
    • Taste
      butter with tobacco leaves, raw leather, persimmon with cream, cherries in cognac, tartar
    • Finish
      lemons with cream, raw skin, strong cold black tea

  3. mothers_finest scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Compared to the Nevis (WID 67158) I would prefer the Doris .... Delicious malt!
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. wehrwolf scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    The second Nevis from yesterday's set.
    This Nevis, for me, is autumn-winter. In summer you will not drink it)
    The first nose is tobacco and leather. Gradually add nuts, cream and autumn fallen leaves.
    Taste: aromatic notes became flavored and spices (white pepper and paprika) were added. Tongue pinched well)
    The finish is well warming. If you drink dram in volume as a generous Cherkasy, the evening was a success) In addition, you need to drink it near the fireplace and under a blanket in a rocking chair) So you can stick for 2-3 hours)
    22.5 + 22.5 + 22.5 + 22.5 = 90

  5. Kegelbogen scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    It is very important that the sherry does not overpower the base of the malt. In the case of this Nevis, everything is fine, if this whisky is poured to you blindly, you will recognize in your glass of Nevis. To the opponents of sulfur, I must say that it is here, but after 20 minutes you don't notice it.
    • Nose
      The first nose is sulfurous and something swampy. Patience 20 minutes and - dried pear, prunes with raisins, dark chocolate. Further peach blossom, a drop of honey and a pinch of pepper.
    • Taste
      The taste is the same chocolate with peach pieces. All the dry fruits that were in the aroma fade into the background and this is really harmonious.
    • Finish
      Medium to long. The aftertaste has chocolate, peaches and a sufficient amount of pepper, which warms even more.

  6. olegborgol scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    strong and rich in aroma, notes of skin, spices, berries continue in taste, the finish is longer than expected, alcohol is well integrated 22.5-22.5-22.5-22.5

  7. Othorion scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. GIngi scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    In the beginning a lot of pastries and seasoning. Really hot and spicy start. Little by little fruit comes through and the typical Ben Nevis character. The flavor stays and gives pleasant warmth. The finish is medium long.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. coldsun scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Tobacco, cold tea, deep oloroso, dark chocolate, leather, peah, light floral.

  10. LDB scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Even if I may be a splitter now: I don't like this Nevis, because it's a sulfur bomb and the distillate cannot even prevail.
    • Nose
      Rotten eggs, fireworks, some tobacco
    • Taste
      A honey and black powder smoothie
    • Finish
      Matchstick smoke that stays long

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