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Ben Nevis 10-year-old

Overall rating
86.36/100
votes
38
Whiskybase ID
WB189581
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2021
Stated Age
10 years old
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
New Label 2021
Barcode
5026673000234
Added on
09 Aug 2021 11:23 am by Tauti
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

£ 53.31

102 × in wishlist

38 × member ratings

112 × in collection

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

  1. OJK scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    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.

  2. mothers_finest scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  3. DerDennis! scored this whisky 88 points Specialist

    Look nice 10s. Comes close to the 2017 bottling, just has a little less ... character. I like it very much.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. yggr scored this whisky 85 points Specialist

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. Ed Radour scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

  6. LDB scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Somewhat weird Nevis. Definitely with older ones
    Components, but it doesn't quite ignite for me.
    • Nose
      86 86
      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.
    • Taste
      86 86
      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.
    • Finish
      85 85
      Tipping over into woodiness a bit quickly, what a shame, the tannins come out a bit too clearly.

  7. erwinnlim scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    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
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      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.

  8. Igor_Gudimov scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Great, very fruity, light smoke, great balance
    • Nose
      88 88
      Creamy vanilla, sweet-sour ripe pear, and very light fruity smoke
    • Taste
      89 89
      Creamy sweet slight sour juicy pear, lemon peel oil with light peaty floral smoke
    • Finish
      88 88
      Medium, floral smoke, fruity, vanilla

  9. thierryziegler scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  10. YD84 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

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