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Overall rating
86.14/100
votes
9
Whiskybase ID
WB182993
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
WhiskySponge (WSP)
Bottling serie
Edition No. 29
Vintage
2005
Bottled
2021
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Refill Hogshead
Number of bottles
322
Strength
48.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
06 May 2021 8:33 pm by Tauti
Single Cask Whisky

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Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 2005 WSP

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.14 points

  1. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Youngish quintessentially Ben Nevis, trademark funk, exotic notes, orchard fruits, custard cream, some alcohol bite, fresh, dirty and enjoyable

  2. OJK scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Wonderful cream, strawberries and sour rhubarb on the nose, with some grease, farmyard, almonds and funky vegetal notes. More vanilla cream and fruit on the palate, with honey some mineral bite and sweet smokey mint on the finish. Classic Ben Nevis.

  3. Kegelbogen scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    At the very beginning, there were swampy notes in the fragrance. After 50 minutes, they completely disappeared and left wonderful peaches with oranges. I liked the very dense, oily body. Very good for such a young age.

  4. olegborgol scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    Young, sharp, not very balanced. The profile can be felt in the aroma, but the taste fails. 21.5-20-21.5-21
    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. VISION_CHEN scored this whisky 60 points Member Senior

    Nose: Bread, yeast, Japanese ramen, you can still find a bit of BN genes, floral fragrance, glue, here, the aroma is definitely not good. (Or the last cup of Bowmore from 1987 still has an impact on me) Inferior dried mangoes, banana pancakes, citrus, but they are definitely not very complicated and their expressiveness is average.

    Drink: Medium-bodied, citrus is the main theme, and the expressiveness is good. The overall expression is simple and direct.

    Overall: I tasted this whisky twice before and after. The first time I felt better, but both times I thought the whole was very simple and straightforward.

  6. dram-drinker scored this whisky 82 points Moderator

    Quite interesting profile, but too much butterscotch and new make spirit for me
    • Nose
      81 81
      Citric, white grapes, butterscotch, vanilla, touch of new make
    • Taste
      84 84
      Espresso croquant, caramel, vanilla candy, caramelized nuts, little more butterscotch, spices, ginger, white pepper, walnuts, some herbs
    • Finish
      82 82
      Medium long, warm, spicy, zesty, more coffee and nutty notes, grapefruit, lemon zest

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