Ben Nevis 1996 ElD

Overall rating
89.87/100
votes
17
Whiskybase ID
WB189597
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
The Single Malts of Scotland
Vintage
25.10.1996
Bottled
02.05.2021
Stated Age
24 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Casknumber
1535
Number of bottles
223
Strength
51.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Royal Mile Whiskies
Market
Scotland Scotland
Added on
09 aug 2021 3:50 pm by NRS
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

£ 209.98

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17 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Ben Nevis 1996 ElD

4 users have left 4 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.87 points.

  1. Vince scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Advised once more very well by folks at The Potstill Glasgow. A highland malt yes. sweet but spicy and austere notes/herbal. Tropical fruits similar to Springbank or older Bowmore. Some coastal notes. Excellent

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  3. ConvalRen scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  4. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  5. whisky_knight scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    A very good Ben Nevis! The nose is incredible with mango, sweet peaches and other tropical notes. The mouthfeel is one of the most viscous, coating drams I’ve had in a while, if you ever were curious about why mouthfeel is important, this is an excellent case study.

    The palate is quite balanced, never getting too sweet, nor too bitter. There’s a great interplay between the cask and the malt. It’s not a huge bomb of flavors (like sherry or peat), but the wood never dominates either. The long finish just adds to this pleasing Ben Nevis bottling.
    • Nose
      83 83
      Mango, Honeycrisp apples, sweet peaches in fruit cocktail, more tropical notes. Lovely.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Incredible mouthfeel. Thick, oily, coating, this is a quality dram! There’s a controlled sweetness on the front palate, distant notes of passion fruit, pineapples, peaches, but balanced by the malt and wood. There’s a balanced grapefruit bitterness that’s not overly oaky, it provides just enough presence to tame the sweetness.

      Spiced pineapples, ginger on the mid-palate that starts strong, but calms down quickly. The 51.5% ABV feels right.

      The 2nd dram there are more notes of honey, dusty dunnage along with the pineapples.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Long. Gentle ginger spice with a long fade. Earthy, more dusty dunnage. Fading passion fruit, pineapple, tropical notes in the distance.

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