Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Morrison Scotch Whisky Distillers (MSWD)
Bottling serie
Càrn Mòr Strictly Limited
Stated Age
06 years old
Sherry Hogshead
Number of bottles
47.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
22 Feb 2021 8:07 pm by Mum

Average value

£ 45.95

26 × in wishlist

50 × member ratings

161 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 2015 MSWD

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.23 points

  1. Captain Teague scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    N: Sweet spicy honey ,(woodhoney), raisins...black forest ham, wet wood, moos, (dirtiness) cold bonfire, slight burned rubber notes. After the first sip I found the curry in the nose...

    P: Sweet more burnt caramel rather than honey, wood fruits also some sour fruits, smoked ham, burned rubber (not too much) pepper,

    F: oak, some spices I think curry , pepper medium

    Nice peated Highlander with more flavours still to be discovered looking forward ...dirty but not too dirty with a certain funk an a curry note (never had that)

  2. Dre73 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Initially a lot of sour red fruits and clear smoky hints in the nose. The taste is less sour, clearly red fruits and smoky. Pretty some power at first, then the pickering mouthfeel changes per nip.
    A nice Ben Nevis, although not recognizable as such.
    • Nose
      86 86
      Warm scents, (red) fruity with a smoky touch. Sour. Prunes, berries, roasted meat, some burnt coffee. Hardly any alcohol.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Pretty strong and powerful, pepper. Red fruits, prunes, blueberries, some smoky edge underneath, meaty. Winegums. One moment a bit smoother, then more pepper again, with sometimes a somewhat thin mouthfeel as well. Later on some earthy notes as well.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Winegums. A bit drying mouthfeel. Red fruits with a smoky touch, prunes. Some smoke remains in the mouth for quite some time. Tobacco later on.

  3. EJS scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  4. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  5. BaggyGreen scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    This is not a typical Ben Nevis, as other tasters have commented here. But it IS definitely a character malt and very much deserving of a well-above average rating.
    There's not the typical orange and spice influenced palate that comes through on the standard 10 year old, but there's a particular kind of funk coming through from the sherry casks which almost makes me think of Springbank- or Ledaig-style dirtiness. That's the surprise.
    There's furniture polish and the slightest hint of rubber on the nose, getting started, then a complex alternating mixture of sweet and sour, farmyard notes and drying spice on the attractive finish.
    And it's only 6 years old! Seems that Carn Mor bought themselves some classic dirty sherry casks for this little parcel and have produced a very unique malt. It held up extremely well in a blind line-up a week ago with other drams such as the Wemyss Bunna Untold Riches and a North British 32 year old grain from Cadenhead's.
    Pleasantly surprised.

  6. miz scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
      Banana, Leather, Men's Chocolate
    • Taste
      86 86
      Coffee !, nutty
    • Finish
      83 83
      short, blunt

  7. glenrob scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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


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