Ben Nevis 10-year-old

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Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
10 years old
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml 700 ml
New Label 2021
Bottle code
Added on
09 aug 2021 11:23 am by Tauti
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£ 71.09

Whisky reviews for Ben Nevis 10-year-old

61 users have left 62 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.20 points.

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  1. erwinnlim scored this whisky 83 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.

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