Ben Nevis 1997 HiSp

Overall rating
89.86/100
votes
51
Whiskybase ID
WB196739
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Hidden Spirits (HiSp)
Vintage
1997
Bottled
2021
Stated Age
24 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Casknumber
BN9721S
Number of bottles
198
Strength
53.2 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
2021/06/10 15:38 21/06024
Bottled for
10th Anniversary Sansibar
Market
Italy Italy
Added on
21 nov 2021 2:23 pm by Whisky-Maniac-DE
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 399.90

34 × in wishlist

51 × member ratings

65 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Ben Nevis 1997 HiSp

16 users have left 16 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 89.86 points.

  1. Kegelbogen scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    We shared a bottle of 0.1 with friends, it was very interesting what kind of Nevis 97 Hisp released with such a high price. This bottle cost us 330€. I want to say right away that I love Nevis very much, but I would not personally buy a bottle of this quality for such money.
    • Nose
      88 88
      The aroma has all the features inherent in Nevis, peach blossom, cream, honey, a little pepper and chalk - this is about good. On the bad - quite stale, as for its age, and there is a noticeable musty note from the barrel, perhaps sulfur.
    • Taste
      89 89
      The body is oily, on oranges and apricots, the same chalk and pepper. I can't call it clean, a certain mustiness continues on the palate.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Medium to long, creamy apricots.

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  3. whiskydramo scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
      Sulphurous to begin with, alongside cigarettes and Mandarin orange peel. The sulphur soon disappeared and turned into roasted almonds, sesame seed cookies, caramel and dried prunes. Some tiny dried fish after a sip.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Dried apricots, milk chocolate, hazelnuts, lemonade, hard candies and dried orange slices.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Salted lemon, pith, paraffin, loquats and butter cookies, and finally apple mash.

  4. PhamHa scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Yarema scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Magnificent whisky.
    Absolute character of ben nevis
    The one who drinks knows.
    Maybe a bit sweet for me, but that's probably because it's an Italian bottler...)
    In general, everything is very smooth, powerful, and balanced.

    Nose - 22
    Taste - 22
    Finish - 22
    Balance - 22
    Rating - 88

  6. saothangbay scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  7. SebStar scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  8. vlad78 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Reminds me of lollipops in a tin box.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Apple orchard, pear, linden, vanilla.
    • Taste
      89 89
      Lollipops, apple juice, yellow cherry, pear, linden honey.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Receding into candy, cotton candy, medium duration.

  9. PRV scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    The aroma is generally fruity, but the fruits (apple, pear) are mostly stale, even slightly spoiled, beer, an old barrel, no sherry component was noticed.
    The taste is sharp and rich. Here, the fruits are more fresh, mealy and sweet, but with a slight sourness.
    The aftertaste is long. Nice peppery spiciness, a bit of lemon freshness. Ripe apples and climbed here.
    The barrel is apparently very ancient, and even kept in the dampest corner of the warehouse, but despite the individual details, on the whole it is delicious.
    21.5/22/22/22
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. Kensay scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    An interesting Nevis, but not the best of 1997, is a little disturbed by the annoying mustiness at the finish line. There is probably no point in writing about the price of 330e at the start ... These are not the numbers for which I am ready to buy whisky of this level
    • Nose
      90 90
      Prunes from a dusty attic, dried pears, citrus fruits, ripe peaches and honey. some animal hair, raw skin, sherry, juicy
    • Taste
      88 88
      Lemons, ripe fruits, persimmons and melons, tart pears
    • Finish
      88 88
      Citrus, roasted nuts and old sherry, unripe apricots, stale fruit, quite long

  11. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    21 22 21+ 22 86+

    Delicious refill Nevis not an active sherry cask... a good topic for a drink!

  12. yarikovsky scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  13. ConvalRen scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    I dont get any sweet fruits on it, nor anything tropical, but its like sweet nougat. Hazelnut, clean green vegetation and earth like notes. Still delicious nonetheless.
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  14. ep11ripee scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    an initial nose is a kind of youthful and with hints of sulfur and it definitely needs 20-25mins of breathing for develop.

    22/22.5/22.5/22
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      90 90

  15. Simon Stood scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    The nose is creamy fruity, quite rich, you need to let it breathe. 22.5
    The taste is oily, fruit-berry, dense. Berry dessert with whipped cream. 23
    The aftertaste of the fruit is peppery, long-lasting, not spicy
    23
    Balance 23

  16. olegborgol scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    22-22-22,5-22,5
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  17. kanpai79 scored this whisky 90 points Specialist

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

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