Ben Nevis 10-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
10 years old
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
since 2016
Bottle code
Added on
07 mar 2021 10:53 pm by SAND

Average value

SEK 583.85

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Whisky reviews for Ben Nevis 10-year-old

4 users have left 4 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 86.52 points.

  1. vlad78 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Good flower and berry profile.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Aromas of vanilla and duchess, ripe apples and dried fruits.
    • Taste
      88 88
      The taste is sweet berry and fruity, calm and good balanced.
    • Finish
      87 87
      sweet, floral, fruity, and dessert-like.

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  3. KeesD scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Ben Nevis is one of my favorite whisky brands anyway...
    This one also has a delicious nose, a great taste, and a decent finish (would have liked a little longer).
    But if I have to be honest, I think the McDonalds traditional is a lot more tasteful, more complex, and has more than the 10 year old... But definitely recommended!
    • Nose
      95 95
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. VISION_CHEN scored this whisky 68 points Expert Junior

    Nose: Citurs, Oak, Malt, it is difficult to separate them here. And Malt is a little sour inside, a little dirty, a little bad, and it's easy for the audience to think about bad things. Yellow fruit candy, light smoky, over-baked bread, aside from flavor, expressiveness and balance are good. It's that nasty sour wort!

    Drink: The oily feel is very good, the wine has a heavy body, and almost all the flavors can be found in the tasting. Citrus is still the main note. But when I think about it, it still doesn't taste good.

    Overall: Well, although I know I can't find it, I still hope to find the traces of Ben Nevis in the past nineties. em... The quality of the wine is not bad, but the flavor is indeed too bad, too much meaning.

  5. SAND scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    (Left to air in the glass for 1 hour)
    NOSE: Lots of very fresh fruits; greengages, green gooseberries, green apples, mango, pineapple, lime, bitter oranges and banana. Also a little vanilla custard. In short; a fresh, juicy and rather greenish fruit salad with a little custard on top. Just lovely. (88p)
    TASTE: The arrival is fruity (see above). Then immedialtely following, on the mid palate, a wonderful mix of fresh, juicy acidity kicks in, like taking a bite of all the aboventioned fruits just as they are about to ripen. Most prominent are green apple and lemon freshness/acidity. Despite the freshness/acidity, there is also a juicy sweetness to this liquid. It's not that easy but once you get over the fruit salad. Then some classic refill bourbon notes appear in the background, with dried yellow fruits (notably banana and a touch of dried coconut) and a hint of sweet vanilla. But the fruit salad still runs the show and regularly takes center stage to remind you of it. Juicy, astringent, juicy, dry ... and did I mention juicy? (88p)
    FINISH: The finish is a strange but quite wonderful mix of fresh juicy lemon and apple acidity with white pepper and a touch of ground ginger. Astringent and mildly peppery. (87-88p)
    OVERALL: What do they actually distill at Ben Nevis; malted barley wort or green fruit salad? I'm not sure but I know that the result is lovely. Keeep it up! Takes a litlle water very well but it doesn't significantly change anything. TOTAL SCORE 88 (87) points.


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