Ben Nevis 1997 BR

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Berry Bros & Rudd (BR)
Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
55.8 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Royal Mile Whiskies
Added on
28 sep 2021 4:08 pm by Dominic
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

£ 400.00

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18 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Ben Nevis 1997 BR

10 users have left 10 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.13 points.

  1. Kensay scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    worthy Nevis, everything is with him, a recognizable corporate profile, but still inferior to the best samples of 96-97, there is excessive acidity
    • Nose
      89 89
      open, fruity, ripe peaches, pears, honey wax, a scattering of exotic fruits, mangoes, bananas, animal hair, rotten leaves
    • Taste
      88 88
      oil with spices and citrus, tart pears, roasted nuts, almonds, lemon
    • Finish
      88 88
      citruses with ginger and spices, smoked plums, walnuts

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  3. PhamHa scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

  4. Yarema scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Good dry (even very good for him) Ben Nevis

    Nose - 21.5
    Taste - 22
    Finish - 21.5
    Balance - 22
    Rating - 87

  5. Kegelbogen scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    I shared this 100ml bottle with friends. I wanted to try it first before buying the whole bottle. It's a good Nevis but not the best 1997 I've tried before.
    • Nose
      Quite dirty (metal - box with tools). Followed by peaches, a piece of butter, berry yogurt,
    • Taste
      Very good thick body. First a combination of iron and peaches, then whipped cream and peppermint.
    • Finish
      Medium on fruit and peppermint

  6. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Typical dirty funkiness with some nice exotic fruits, very drinkable.

  8. whisky_knight scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    This was a decent Ben Nevis bottle. While I actually don’t want a strong sherry cask to dominate the prized Ben Nevis malt, for this 1997 Ben Nevis Single Cask (#103) from Berry Bros. & Rudd, it feels like there should’ve been some more interesting notes for something that’s 23 years old. The cask felt tired and worn out, and spicy cinnamon and apples seemed to be the most prominent flavors.

    The cinnamon and ginger spice were apparent on the front palate and continued through the finish, leading to a sense of imbalance and ultimately, not as pleasing as previous Ben Nevis bottles I’ve tried.
    • Nose
      74 74
      Cinnamon, green apples, a very light sherry influence, with distant plums, very faint dried fruits. For something matured in a Sherry Butt since 1997, it feels like this was a worn out cask.
    • Taste
      76 76
      Coating mouthfeel, sweet apples, cinnamon, prickly ginger, gentle cereal notes.

      On the 2nd dram, vanilla, light tropical back notes appear, but quite far off.
    • Finish
      74 74
      Long. Gentle cinnamon spice, also some ginger. Green and red apples, soft malt notes.

  9. Funtik scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  10. olegborgol scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    22-22,5-22,5-22, I tried 31.10.21 well, I will not deliver more precisely. It seems younger and not very round ..

  11. ep11ripee scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88


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