Ben Nevis 2012 SdS

Overall rating
87.36/100
votes
20
Whiskybase ID
WB189855
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Swell de Spirits (SdS)
Bottling serie
Wonders Of The World
Vintage
12.2012
Bottled
08.2021
Calculated age
08 years old
Casktype
1st Fill Oloroso
Casknumber
1902
Number of bottles
297
Strength
59.2 % Vol.
Size
500 ml
Added on
14 aug 2021 11:12 pm by Seashepherd
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 91.85

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Whisky reviews for Ben Nevis 2012 SdS

9 users have left 9 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.36 points.

  1. SRB scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  2. OJK scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Prunes with diesel, mineral and smoky soil, with chocolate tobacco on the nose. Jalapeño-infused dark chocolate with waxy lemon rind and cherry liqueur on the palate. Vanilla smoke with orange sponge cake and limoncello on the finish.

  3. aphex scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    I was a bit afraid of the first vinous notes on the nose but this one delivers on the nose and palate. A feisty, slightly dirty and very good young Ben Nevis.
    • Nose
      Vinous and meaty. A touch of honey, raisins, spices, walnuts, pencil shavings. Sooty notes and maybe some chalk in the background. A fiery and slightly dirty nose.
    • Taste
      Heavy, thick and waxy. A kick of spices and citrus (lemons, oranges). Toffee. Tobacco leaves and chalky notes in the background.
      With a few drops of water. The nose is more chalky, with hints of tropical notes. Palate is more civilized. Chalk again, lemons, oranges, soot, earthy notes and spices.
    • Finish
      Long, orangey notes, oak and spices.

  4. ConvalRen scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Well balanced but lacks some of Ben Nevis popular fruit notes. Has dried apricot tho.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 84 points Photo Moderator

    Quite powerful and spicy
    • Nose
      85 85
      Nuts, raisins, new wood, white pepper, little vinous, little nutmeg and cinnamon, some yellow fruits, little honey
    • Taste
      84 84
      Punchy, spicy, subtle sweetness, more pepper, yellow fruits, pear, apple, herbs, cigar tobacco, little earthy and leafy
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium long, burning, zesty, woody, spicy - little water recommended

  6. boozegeeksouth scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  7. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Orchard fruits, mineral dirtiness, cereals, dark chocolate, grapefruit, hints of these fruity bn tropical notes, characterful, sharp and very pleasant

  8. Killswitch scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. sagara-kun scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Frankly very nice. There are some Ben Nevis markers, and even if it is not the most complex, it is not the most unbalanced either.
    • Nose
      88 88
      A little young calvados side. Pear skin, apple skin. Very light strawberry.
      Dried aromatic herbs. Pepper and very slight perspiration.
    • Taste
      88 88
      In the mouth it is powerful but not excessive.
      Raisin apricots, always apple and pear.
      Cinnamon, toffee, and always a little sweat.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Final on the candy. Light and sweet.

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