Ben Nevis 1997 ElD

Overall rating
89.81/100
votes
108
Whiskybase ID
WB190640
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
The Single Malts of Scotland
Vintage
12.02.1997
Bottled
01.04.2021
Stated Age
24 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
105
Number of bottles
561
Strength
57.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060880920572
Added on
27 aug 2021 9:24 pm by Rumology.be
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 340.06

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Whisky reviews for Ben Nevis 1997 ElD

35 users have left 36 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.81 points.

  1. GWMingus scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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      87 87
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      89 89
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      90 90

  2. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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      92 92
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      91 91
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  3. Larry411 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Grill charred medium rare steak (chewy and with blood) with sweetened soy sauce and peppercorn, finishing with barbecued bananas and coconuts. It's dinner and dessert in one neat dram.

  4. Igitor scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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  5. MaltMartyr scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    A somewhat unremarkable, yet distinct nose. However, the extraordinary and distinct finish is what I will remember along with is a very classy citrus/honey/ethanolic flavor that coats and lingers in the finish. I concur that it provides an engaging spice. This is not the sherried finish that comes in the OB Nevis single casks. Its a clean crisp inviting spice. It got the better part of the oak.
    • Nose
      87 87
      stone fruit, orange citrus, honey, leather, vanilla, perfume, fry bread/chapati, ethanol, prickly.
    • Taste
      90 90
      honey, ethanol, oak, citrus, orange rind, orange cream soda, caramel, but the citrus oak engages, while it flutters and lingers. Getting berries and cotton candy as it opens up with water.
    • Finish
      92 92
      orange, black pepper/oakiness, mouth feel, ethanol oak puffs generate down the throat.

  6. leeho scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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      91 91

  7. WhiskyCasual scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Has anyone here successfully experimented with water?
    • Nose
      90 90
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      89 89

  8. Petitcham scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Unusual smell reminiscent of butter cookies, very soft first taste compared to alcohol strength, unusual acidity from the back, fruit juice, The peat that the soil reminds me of, good balance

  9. wisekyofcourse scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    nose:
    intense woodiness, cocoa, macerated cooked fruits, orange zest, waxiness, smoke from an extinguished wood fire
    blocked:
    white chocolate, peppery and spicy spices, sweetness of stewed and sweet fruits,
    on the caramelized, chocolatey custard, roasted oak and a slight trace of smoke on the back
    macerated fruits on orange, fig, pineapple, mashed banana and vanilla stalk
    final:
    on the same scents, strength and intensity of fruits, spices, cooked vanilla, chocolate, soft oak and a long finish.

  10. Izzino scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    Whisky Show London 2021. Beautiful dense and full shot.
    The taste is chocolate, dark fruit, raisins.

  11. WhiskyMue scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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      90 90
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      91 91
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      90 90

  12. Steven79 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  13. geriud scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

  14. Sjaak92 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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      90 90
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      91 91
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      90 90

  15. MikerG2k scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
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      90 90
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      89 89

  16. MaltMonkeyPetro scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
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      90 90
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      89 89

  17. Banzai scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
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      90 90

  18. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2021/12/10/the-whisky-show-2021-part-11-11-elixir/?_thumbnail_id=37421

    N: A tidy Nevis on the nose, displaying fruit milk and toasted funk.
    T,F: Incredibly engaging spicy > creamy < malt. 30 minutes in and it gives more and more.
    C: I love Ben Nevis and this is yet another example of why.

    Scores 89 points

  19. P.A.O.K.you_are scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      89 89

  20. SAND did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    (Ben Nevis tasting 18.11.2021 at Dr.Jekyll's in Oslo)
    NOSE: Sherried notes, mint, green fruits, browned butter.
    TASTE: Fruity, minerals, mint, rich, intense, complex, really lovely.
    FINISH: Very spicy in a nice way, yet sweet & fresh.
    OVERALL: Complex, rich & lovely.

  21. jurrestassen scored this whisky 91 points Member Junior

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  22. JNuyts scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
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      88 88
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      89 89

  23. Lcluy scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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      91 91
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      91 91
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      90 90

  24. JacobaEd scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
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      89 89
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      90 90

  25. OJK scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Orange peel, almonds, white chocolate, fresh mint and cold ash on the nose. White chocolate, shortbread, cinnamon and coconut come through on the buttery palate. Toffee, vanilla, banana, black pepper and chilli smoke on the finish. High quality sherried Ben Nevis, more on the clean end of the spectrum (for Ben Nevis at least), just a little too much hot spice in the finish for my tastes.

  26. Bart-msb scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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  27. rpvdwel scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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  28. g2ther scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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      89 89
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      90 90
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      89 89

  29. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Tasted at whisky show 2021, dirty and fruity as expected from a BN97, sherry not too overpowering

  30. MB28 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
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      91 91
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  31. MB28 scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
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      91 91
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  32. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

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      90 90
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      91 91
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      89 89

  33. dramidaris scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
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      90 90
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      89 89

  34. Odinson scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
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      91 91
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  35. Derufus scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
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      91 91
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  36. Ninofdram scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Little beauty
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

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