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Overall rating
87.78/100
votes
22
Whiskybase ID
182109
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
Cask Strength Collection
Vintage
14.10.1998
Bottled
11.03.2021
Stated Age
22 years old
Casktype
Refill Butt
Casknumber
695
Number of bottles
490
Strength
57.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
1st Edition
Bottled for
Waldhaus am See
Added on
23 Apr 2021 12:07 pm by RoyalScotsman
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

CHF 149.00

28 × in wishlist

22 × member ratings

48 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 1998 SV

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.78 points

  1. aspa scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    nose
    Beeswax candles, honey. Very well integrated alcohol, very soft and round, almost creamy if you can say that for a smell. Also something spicy and tart, heather and spicy oak, plus a little malt? Vanilla and a fruit salad. Light fruit acid, citrus fruits. A hint of mint? Then again sweet honey, but rather the very light not the dark forest honey. Some grain?

    taste
    Very similar to the nose, strong taste and well integrated alcohol. This is how it should be after 22 years. This refill butt probably had nothing to do with sherry. I need a bigger dram to then tease out even more, at the moment the taste is exactly the same as the nose described above. Silky, creamy, sticky. Liquid honey.

    Exit
    Warming in the throat (or is that due to the rather early hour I try here ?!) Nice oak flavor, not bitter for my taste. A great spicy-tart layer stays on the tongue. Otherwise similar to the nose, and maybe there will actually be a small pinch of wood-campfire smoke at the end, as was also mentioned in the description at WoW?

    Conclusion
    I need a bigger dram and more time, but this dram is clearly a winner. Great old Highlander with complex flavors that I will love to explore.
    N-92, T-91, F-91 for a relatively smooth 91 points at the moment, but there's more to come!
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  2. Gusto scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    Ben Nevis - if it's good - offers a carousel of flavor. A little more aroma - like the smoke in an Islay gives a little more aroma. This one too. Sip by sip variety. A wonderful everyday dram.

  3. Fight65 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
      IT: 88
      B: 88
    • Finish
      87 87

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