Ben Nevis 2012 ElD

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Elixir Distillers (ElD)
Bottling serie
The Whisky Trail
Stated Age
08 years old
59.6 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
23 Sep 2021 11:49 pm by Hvdree
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 67.66

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9 × member ratings

17 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 2012 ElD

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.40 points

  1. GlenSikkes scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Well.. you don't expect it, but again a weird one. It seems a little bad but it isn't. It is complex and it needs a little time to open up, it has a good mouthfeel and you have to struggle through the 'Ben Nevis filth', which in my opinion is fun! In short; an entertaining and real Ben Nevis, but having a whole bottle in my collection seems pretty exhausting to me.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Initially it's feels a bit young. Yoghurt-like/whey and yeastiness. Raspberry's overdue. Well.., perhaps the whole range of overdue forest fruits. Ow, and ad rotten bloodoranges in the mix. Behind it all a molded wine barrel. Leather. Struck matches.
      A flinty smell, like flint hitting each other.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Rich an oily. Red fruit like cranberry, blackcurrant and pomegranate. Licorice root, Prunes, some ginger, burnt caramel and burnt spices, bitter oranges, tobacco.
    • Finish
      86 86
      Slightly sweeter and quite long, but still bitter oranges. In the distance a little burnt, like woodsmoke where partly wet wood was thrown in between, tobacco.

  2. LittlePeat scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Nose: barberry, dried sea buckthorn berries, dried rose hip fruits, some wood. The alcohol stings a bit. The type of fruit is interesting and the smell is slightly musty, like overripe berries.

    Palate: Oh, I hardly feel the alcohol. Where did he go? The whisky tastes like dark chocolate with incorporated dried berries, very nice! The mouthfeel is oily and chocolaty. For the barrel type, I would bet on sherry, and not seasoned, but something of higher quality. You notice the youth, but not disturbing.

    Finish: Medium length with dark chocolate and red berries.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  3. rpvdwel scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  4. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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


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