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Ben Nevis 1996 ElD

Overall rating
86.38/100
votes
23
Whiskybase ID
WB189412
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
The Single Malts of Scotland
Vintage
12.05.1996
Bottled
06.08.2020
Stated Age
23 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
2192
Number of bottles
372
Strength
49.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
20-6339 219
Barcode
5060532809545
Bottled for
Selected by Winetime, Ukraine
Market
ua Ukraine
Added on
06 Aug 2021 3:43 pm by Kovalyoff
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 150.00

7 × in wishlist

23 × member ratings

47 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 1996 ElD

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.38 points

  1. olegborgol scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Beautiful Nevis'96. Creamy, fruity, nutty-waxy, rich. 23-22-23-22
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  2. Kensay scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    An excellent classic Nevis, the nose is open and gives everything at once, but if you let it stand for a while, then in the body and finish it opens up brighter and becomes fuller
    • Nose
      90 90
      honey peaches, wax and cream, coriander, ripe mango, melon and bananas, walnuts in oil, ginger
    • Taste
      90 90
      cream with lemon, wood and some spices, apricot kernel jam, nut butter, viscous and rich
    • Finish
      89 89
      ripe citruses, spices in oil, some needles, long enough

  3. Simon Stood scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Chic Nevis. Classic profile.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Gorgeous nose. Very sophisticated, as for a sherry barrel. Ripe fruits with whipped cream. Super. 23
    • Taste
      91 91
      The taste is a logical continuation of the aroma, but with the addition of berries, currants are clearly visible. Moderate sweetness, slight sourness. 23
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long enough finish. Softly with a light peppercorn, dried berries.

  4. KonstUA scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Nose 22, taste 22, finish 22, balance 22

  5. Petrenko scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    21,5/22/22/22

  6. vlad78 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Lots of fruits. Such a large bowl of fruit, but some on the bottom are slightly spoiled.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Peach with a rotten barrel, apricots, one of which is dented. It's the same with apples. Some floral notes and pollen, linden. Candied plum jam your old grandmother discovered.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Sharply candy, with jam and fruit, which are described above, but also warm.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Candy-technical, with cotton candy, tin and oriental yellow sugar on a stick.

  7. Apikalov scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  8. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    21 20 20 20 81

    this modern acidic / sour sherry style discourages me from drinking whisky, full of sadness, IMHO, well, at least not an alcoholic dram, you can drink it, but how do people praise it, also savor it? it is incomprehensible to the mind, IMHO whisky about nothing ... passed and forgot ...

  9. Yarema scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A very classic nose for Ben Nevis. Honey mixed with cream and sweet foods.
    Having breathed, the nose of a washed and slightly spoiled sherry barrel comes to the fore. And then nothing new appears. This foulbrood, as for me, simplifies alcohol a little.
    The taste is good and very balanced with alcohol. Sweetish.
    The finish is average. Especially if kept in a glass for a long time. Dried fruits and some wood.
    Nose - 22
    Taste - 22
    Finish - 21
    Balance - 22
    Rating - 87

  10. ep11ripee scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    22/22.5/22/22.5
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

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