Ben Nevis 1996 ElD

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
The Single Malts of Scotland
Stated Age
24 years old
Number of bottles
51.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Royal Mile Whiskies
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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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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