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Ben Nevis 1996 F.dk

Overall rating
89.80/100
votes
43
Whiskybase ID
WB187236
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Fadandel.dk (F.dk)
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
29.03.1996
Bottled
03.06.2021
Stated Age
25 years old
Casktype
Refill Sherry Butt
Casknumber
447
Number of bottles
470
Strength
55.0 % Vol.
Size
200 ml 700 ml
Added on
07 Jul 2021 9:12 pm by Fahrradfahrer
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 179.00

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43 × member ratings

145 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 1996 F.dk

12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.80 points

  1. Petrovitski scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    This is the first review, right after opening the bottle. I will definitely come back here in a few weeks to see how this already beautiful bottle develops
    • Nose
      89 89
      Dry, but fruity. sweet and licorice, orange peel.
    • Taste
      89 89
      A bit sweet with fruit at first, but then a firm bitterness, which pushes the fruit tones to the background. Pepper, a little sharp.
      A drop of water does it well and makes the whole softer and friendlier.
      I'm curious what oxygen in the bottle will do with this one.
    • Finish
      91 91
      After the bitterness disappears, the typical Ben Nevis fruit explosion comes. Although it's more of a rock here. But the taste does linger for a long time.
      Ben Nevis tones, but softly and slowly getting further away...

  2. olegborgol scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Dry sherry, fruit, mineral, tannin, pepper is noticeable, well-warming and long finish. I would like a little more branded cream in taste. 22.5-22-22.5-22
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. LittlePeat scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
      Medium-fruity sherry (not nutty), forest berries, clear Ben Nevis notes (especially the obligatory thorn apple), strong mineral and still very clean (also no sulfur) In the background old books.
    • Taste
      91 91
      Full-bodied, oily, mineral, medium-fruity sherry, the thorn apple shoots into the nose when you drink it. Very well balanced.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Unfortunately only medium length with thorn apple and restrained sherry.

      Conclusion: The good thing is: It's not a sherry-driven bottling that ultimately doesn't care about the distillery. The Ben Nevis notes are very present. Maybe even the most typical Ben Nevis I've ever had in my glass. The malt is also very well balanced, clean, no off-notes at all. The less good thing is: no complexity and a slightly too short finish for 25 years.

  4. maximus208 scored this whisky 96 points Member Senior

    Mineral, soft, fruity and sherry,
    Not a sherry bomb witch I like very mineral witch I Love and see it only in Springbank bottling, age really round this whisky of and make it super smooth, like it better without water, spice and slight bitterness at the end not unpleasant one for the price absolutions must have and one of my top 5 whisky's !

  5. maxi_vor95 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  6. Gerrit84 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  7. Dramming Dutchman scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Very nice dram I got from a friend.

    In the time I write this I did not mention a little fruit fly having a very pleasant death in my glass...
    • Nose
      89 89
      At first sniff I would not have given this dram 89 but after 1 drop of water it opened up more and a lovely nose came up which I could enjoy for a long time.
    • Taste
      90 90
      A mouth full of taste with a lot to discover, very nice.
    • Finish
      88 88
      The finish stays behind little bit, not bad at all but after nose and taste I expected more.

  8. stefsel111 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. Funtik scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  10. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

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