Ben Nevis 1966

Overall rating
91.75/100
votes
58
Whiskybase ID
WB1944
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
05.1966
Bottled
03.2001
Stated Age
34 years old
Casktype
Sherry Hogshead
Casknumber
4276
Number of bottles
209
Strength
53.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Alambic Classique
Market
de Germany
Added on
10 may 2008 5:42 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 2250.00

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33 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Ben Nevis 1966

9 users have left 10 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 91.75 points.

  1. dumdi_san scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Those who like Jägermeister will love them.

  2. vk666 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      91 91

  3. -sAxo- scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. K C Wong scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      92 92

  5. Horror_Vacui scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. Horror_Vacui scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    All in all, a very nice whisky, which had surprisingly strong banana flavors for me, especially since I did not expect that after the first torrent from the glass. The alcohol was undiluted sometimes too spicy, with water he became perceptibly barrel-heavy.
    • Nose
      The first smell of the glass reminds me of an old leather sofa in a gentleman's room. On a plate in this room are sultanas, dried figs and dates and exude their smell. Panning a few times and the malt changes - it is sweeter, in the direction of milk chocolate, creme brulee, but there is also a sour note that I can not get any closer. Breathe for a few more minutes, and a minty-mentholic freshness comes out of the glass. A very nice nose, but unfortunately the alcohol sometimes stings something. With water: Woody flavors come out stronger, but nothing fundamentally changes
    • Taste
      First of all, the alcohol stands out with a peppery pungency. But then the malt fires with fruity aromas. Much lightly sliced ​​banana (if the skin is already quite brown), raspberry and strawberry, and again the slightly acidic, which I now perceive as a kiwi. With water: again the fruit bouquet, this time also adds spicy notes, white pepper and freshly cut ginger, with a hint of peppermint.
    • Finish
      Long, astringent-spicy, with some banana

  7. Thereisnobadwhiskey scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  8. hs305 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    [August, 2004]  Together with friends I emptied bottle no. 82 that I bought for 136 Euro in August, 2003. 

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 92,5.  My notes state a very complex nose on floral, fruity and "attic" aromas with some very lovely OBFs.  The taste is fruity (bananas, coconuts, peaches) and spicy (peppers, nutmegs) within a sound wooden structure.  The finish is long and on fruits again, adding a nice vanilla sweetness.  Water is not needed.  Great dram!

  9. helmutgw scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    F: medium golden N: gentle sherry fruits! A whole fruit basket of fresh and dried fruits. G: Sherry, wood and fruits. The wood tones are already pretty intense. Middle body. A: long sweet sherry, only a little alcohol but some wood remains. + H2O: reinforces the wood flavors, so better not use water here.
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      92 92

  10. tebond968 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Ben Nevis 34y 1966/2001, 53.7%, OB for Germany, cask 4276, 209 bottles - Highland - 93/100
    Nose: banana! Ben Nevis is also called the banana whisky. Now I know why. Despite the fact that it has been bottled quite recently, it is still somewhat light old bottle conditions. Old books, old clothes ... that kind of thing. Sweet (caramel) and gradually more spicy. Blessed! The fruit (banana, yes, but not only that) and the herbs I also find the taste, and in the long aftertaste. Not too much wood for the age. OK, the taste becomes somewhat bitter towards the end, but it is a bitterness of the most delicious kind. Long blissful aftertaste. This whisky leans a bit against rum. The banana, the (burnt) caramel. Certainly not easy whisky, you have to give him some time. But he is so good.
    And then ... then came the Ardbeg 1967 Pale Oloroso. I can hardly imagine a better conclusion to a super-tasting. Man, this is so good. Whisky from another planet. Whisky from another era, and that may be taken literally. They do not make this kind of whisky anymore today. And - with the current production processes - it can not be made anymore. Hence the prices. You can still buy it at some auction with a bit of luck, but then you have to be willing to plant a 900 euro. For the rest of the bottle (still eight drams), Dominiek still had 130 euros left. My maximum was a little lower, but today - with the remaining one and a half centiliters I took home from the tasting for me - I regret my consequence. Well, Dominiek forgot to ask what his maximum bid had been. Whatever, let me just enjoy this precious little piece. http://onversneden.com/2009/06/11/fulldram-supertasting/

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