Ben Nevis 1968 TWA

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Whisky Agency (TWA)
Bottling serie
Private Stock
Stated Age
42 years old
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
08 dec 2010 10:47 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 550.00

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37 × member ratings

14 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Ben Nevis 1968 TWA

4 users have left 4 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 90.23 points.

  1. SimonOHA scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Very light, very nice freshness in the mouth. Less complex than I expected but so pleasant to drink.
    • Nose
      Soft nose on plum and cherry, with an almost vinous olfactory texture. A little sweet dust. Vanilla banana cream. Mini hint of cold tobacco with aeration.
    • Taste
      Very fresh mouthfeel, very soft and peaceful. Unexpectedly, floral on slightly bitter black tea. Fresh and dried herbs. Wood infused in water.
    • Finish
      Final which arrives very quickly, but long on drier woody notes. A background, very distant, of cold tobacco when you take a big sip.

  2. WhiskyNotes did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    A little bird once told me there were actually only about 25 bottles of this, instead of 101... a unicorn bottle.

  3. Jim_my_whisky did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    From Whiskyfun,

    Ben Nevis 42 yo 1968/2010 (40.0%, The Whisky Agency, Private Stock, Bourbon Hogshead, 101 bottles) Three stars and a half Colour: full gold. Nose: ha-ha! There’s the same citrus character as in the Hart, with several tropical fruits as well such as, yes, mangos and passion fruits. Those notes are less big than in the Hart Bros but on the other hand, there’s no varnish so this is considerably nicer. Also the same great notes of high-end oolong, hints of sorrel, lime juice, crushed fresh mint leaves and tangerines. Light and beautifully fresh at 42 years of age, and very elegant. Let’s only hope the palate will easier than both the G&M’s and the HB’s. Mouth: hmm… It’s certainly less whacky and kind of cleaner than the others, but on the other hand the oakiness is rather bigger. You know, this feeling of ‘over-infused tea’. Apart from that, the citrusy notes are very nice, and so are the mangos, grapefruits and green bananas. There’s more and more cinnamon on your tongue after a while and a feeling of big tannicity. Finish: medium long, in the same vein. Comments: the best within the flight and by far, no question about that. It is, in fact, extremely good old malt whisky but the tannins have taken control in my opinion. Or am I too sensitive to tannicity? SGP:471 - 84 points.

  4. magic_slim scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    I really love bourbon casks from distilleries, which are famous for their sherry casks (Glenfarclas, Glengoyne). Especially the nose is lovely. At the beginning I was really enthusiastic about this whisky but after a while this enthusiasm was reduced a little bit.
    • Nose
      Intensive and beautiful nose - very fruity (overripe bananas, mirabelles) and plenty of fudge from the bourbon cask. After a while the fruity notes take a step back and dry oaky notes and wet bark come to the fore.
    • Taste
      Mellow, surprisingly light and dry. The oak is more obvious now than on the nose without becoming unpleasant. Concentrated cold black tea, some herbs and small amounts of toffee. Hints of oranges.
    • Finish
      Long and pleasant on oaky notes.


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