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Overall rating
87.29/100
votes
9
Whiskybase ID
181050
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Sherry Cask
Vintage
2012
Bottled
2021
Stated Age
08 years old
Casktype
Oloroso
Number of bottles
276
Strength
56.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
10 Apr 2021 1:35 pm by Luigisim
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 90.69

22 × in wishlist

9 × member ratings

44 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 2012 CA

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.29 points

  1. erwinnlim scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A huge sherry kick right out of the bottle with a touch of character still present within it. This is not a sweet dram, think more americano than caramel macchiato. For the RRP, a no brainer. Value (£50) : 9/10
    • Nose
      Full of dark rich notes upfront. Bitter coffee and dark chocolate. Tart cherries, orange peels, plums and dried figs. Some Muscovado sugar but not overwhelmingly so. A light element of golden syrup as well. Some slightly salted hazelnuts or peanuts mixed in with raisins and sultanas. Very meaty spirit, reminding me of barbecued meats but without the smoke. It has a touch of damp dunnage which I really enjoy. Ginger heat brings it to life and light aniseed notes.
    • Taste
      Like the palate, this is like a very dark 80% cocoa chocolate. Deep roast coffee and tobacco dominate initially with more of that damp dunnage on the palate. Some sweetness comes through in the form of a dash of salted caramel. An almost unsweetened cola like flavour now. Again that meaty characteristic comes through like unsmoked bacon in the morning. More dried fruits with dried figs and orange peels. The heat is mild cracked black pepper now.
    • Finish
      The finish is again all dark chocolate going on and on. It's long and slightly drying but full of that dark rich flavour. Light touches of salted meats compliment this with more of that golden syrup.

  2. BestOfWest did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Sorry but what idiot buys an 8 year old Scotch with an issue date April 2021 for € 270.00 at an average sales price of € 90.00.

  3. Tokyo_Zurich did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Cadenhead tasting notes:
    Nose: Creme brûlée crackling, vanilla, red cola
    Palate: pancakes, streaky bacon, maple syrup
    Finish: Dates, orange peel, nutmeg

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