Overall rating
88.82/100
votes
41
Whiskybase ID
WB185890
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Phil & Simon Thompson (PST)
Vintage
1997
Bottled
2021
Stated Age
24 years old
Casktype
Two refill Hogsheads
Number of bottles
357
Strength
43.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
22 jun 2021 10:48 pm by Dramtastic.86
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 432.15

18 × in wishlist

41 × member ratings

75 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Ben Nevis 1997 PST

18 users have left 18 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.82 points.

  1. dram-drinker scored this whisky 86 points Photo Moderator

    Spicy and quite powerful
    • Nose
      87 87
      Vanilla, apple, wet hay, hints of honey, little citric
    • Taste
      86 86
      Little punchy, fruity, subtle sweetness, spicy, little peppery, more apple, vanilla, zesty
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium long, warm, spicy, more zesty, grapefruit, little leafy

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  3. SRB scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. Segens scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    This is no fruitbomb and describes very well the variety that Ben Nevis can offer. Very dry in the taste missing and it takes quite long to understand this bottling. But after a while I really started to love it - would even say that I am completely overwhelmed by this dram. This complexity it offers from nose to the finish is really special. Try a sample first before you buy a bottle because on the ratings you see that it is a bit polarizing. For sure not my best Ben Nevis but for sure one that I will felt in love with and will remember for long.

  5. Tuco1972 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. Killswitch scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      91 91

  7. mema82 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  8. yifulite_Boris scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

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

  9. geriud scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  10. GIORGOS scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  11. MaltMonkeyPetro scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  12. Banzai scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  13. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  14. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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    N: Going from strength to strength, this one displays the cleaner/more restrained side of Ben Nevis, so less scrambled eggs and more on pancakes, muffins, bellini’s, whipped cream,… > souffle, creme brulee, olives, olive oil,…

    T: Continues on the palate with the clean & focused Ben Nevis narrative yet with an apt greasy-ish murky chew. Refill hoggie wonders ensue.

    F: Admiringly adaptive barley juice with an olive oil-like textural chew to finish.

    C: A ‘scrubs up nicely’ shining star that shone brighter and brighter as the afternoon ticked over into evening.

  15. Willum scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  16. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  17. Jackson05 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Not a great Nevis. It’s oddly hot at such a low abv and high age. I’d describe it as out of balance. It has some nice elements as well like the creamy, milky Nevis character I love. So in the end it’s only ok.

  18. OJK scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Chalky tropical fruit sherbet on the nose, along with the softest hint of smoke and new rubber, as well as some herbal honey and vanilla. More density and volume on the palate than the low abv would suggest, with eucalyptus honey and peach yoghurt. The lactose notes continue on the finish with waves of vanilla yoghurt, coconut milk, banana and mineral grit on the finish. Very warm and complex, with rich and creamy tropical notes balanced by herbal and mineral edge.. everything you want from bourbon matured 90’s Ben Nevis.

  19. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The nose is very promising, on these typical bn exotic fruits but the palate is a bit green and bitter, not bad but I expected better

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