- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 10 years old
- 46.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- New Label 2021
- Added on
- 09 Aug 2021 11:23 am by Tauti
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Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 10-year-old
16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.36 points
- Early first impressions - a little more orchard fruit and a little less funk than the recently discontinued edition of the 10 year old (with the previous packaging), along with a muesli mix of honey, nuts and raisins. Perhaps also a hint less creamy density and a little more bright orange oils. Quality still very high, and reassuringly still the Ben Nevis orchestra, just a tweak to the key and the arrangement of the instruments.
- I absolutely agree with LDB. I actually have hazelnut cream and a bit of caramel on my nose. Somehow cool. A stable malt on the palate and finish, but the nose really deserves a plus point in terms of attention. Good PLV.
- Look nice 10s. Comes close to the 2017 bottling, just has a little less ... character. I like it very much.
- Somewhat weird Nevis. Definitely with older ones
Components, but it doesn't quite ignite for me.
Smells like .... hazelnut liqueur, Caramac bar,
and after a while there is a subtle fruitiness with elderberry, an oily impression, a slight hint of glue.
There is a wave of elderflower syrup, then quickly Grandma’s cupboard wall with a mixture of fondor, old oil and meat broth. Everything is very balanced and smooth.
Tipping over into woodiness a bit quickly, what a shame, the tannins come out a bit too clearly.
- A very well balanced single malt, very reminiscent of the Springbank 10 in my opinion. It has that industrial thing about it alongside just a light touch of funk which elevates this further. Very good. Value (£50) : 8/10
On the nose, white sweet initially, some light fruits such as tinned peaches, ripe apples some mandarins and ripe bananas. Darker notes of roast coffee and tobacco also present. Some almost, sherry-like notes of plums and dates here maybe. Sweet honey along with vanilla caramel. A heavy spirit is noticeable at its base, industrial in character. A layer of dunnage funk, almost farmyard like rounds it all up and gives it an additional complexity. Through all that, cereal malt notes still come through. Then the spice comes through, allspice and black pepper with a touch of nutmeg.
Creamy in mouthfeel, it also has a certain weight to it. The character here is quite in contrast with the nose, still a hint of light yellow fruit, those tinned peaches still present alongside some maltiness but now those dark notes really come through. Loads of tobacco leaves and heavy on bitter dark chocolate. There is also some old leather covered in orange and linseed oil. More honey nd vanilla balances it out, bringing that needed sweetness. That's definitely the heavy spirit character coming through there. Again that funk is present but not as forward. The black pepper warmth returns, along with some ginger spice and aniseed now.
Medium to long in length. Continues from the palate well, it starts off with that spice from the ginger and black pepper. As the warmth calms down, then those bitter dark chocolate and tobacco notes come forth alongside more linseed oil. The allspice and nutmeg from the nose return again on the finish with a minty aniseed.
- Great, very fruity, light smoke, great balance
Creamy vanilla, sweet-sour ripe pear, and very light fruity smoke
Creamy sweet slight sour juicy pear, lemon peel oil with light peaty floral smoke
Medium, floral smoke, fruity, vanilla
- Absolutely brilliant, and I'm just on the neck pour. There's diesel and chocolate and melon and citrus and flowers and chilli powder and creamy vanilla and leather, and it all somehow works! A smidge of water doesn't make it better or worse, instead it brings out different flavours.