Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Roger's Whisky Company (RWCo)
Bottling serie
Roger's Vintage Selection
Stated Age
08 years old
Number of bottles
54.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
23 nov 2021 10:41 pm by WhiskyHike
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 89.68

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30 × member ratings

51 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Ben Nevis 2012 RWCo

6 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.14 points.

  1. thijs100 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    One for the purists, this is all about the excellent Ben Nevis spirit. Craft whisky from a blue chip distillery, and an excellent pick by Roger's Whisky Company.
    • Nose
      Typical sour Ben Nevis notes with touches of copper, but also powdered sugar, vegetal elements, yeast, barley husks and sheep's wool. Then there are some preserved lemons, lychees and just a whiff of chalk. Extremely pure.
    • Taste
      Oily mouthfeel with touches of sweet porridge, a waxy hint and more of those barley husks, but also already some soft fruits like lemon peel and apricots. Finally some spicy notes, think nutmeg and cloves.
    • Finish
      Underripe banana peel, burlap and some lemon. Medium in length.

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  3. Dre73 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    The nose starts off a little modest, but in body and finish more power gets in. Sweet- and fruitiness, and of green vibes, plants.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Sweet and fruity, oranges, and I got some kind of gardencenter-experience, green, plants, flowers. A bit modest.
    • Taste
      86 86
      Quite powerful, spicy, honey, oranges. Green again, plants.
    • Finish
      86 86
      More smooth now,ripe fruits, berries, honey, oranges. Medium long finish, with still a little green touch.

  4. rpvdwel scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  5. St. Pauli scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    Ben Nevis uses (or has used) different yeasting regimes and this has led to deffering distillates. Some of them can be described as authentic in the sense that they are still a bit yeasty (some may call it funky).

    This whisky is an example of this distillate. It has some yeasty, buttery, malty and almost animal like characteristics. On the other side, there is a creamy and fruity layer which brings balance.

    All in all, it's a good whisky but it lacks intensidy/body to get my label of being outstanding.
    • Nose
      85 85
      Initially it's rather yeasty, buttery and sour, reminiscent of yogurt, butter and dough. Later, this develops slowly into toffee but it has a dusty and darker side too, on burlap and ginger root.
      Next, there is freshness of lemon drops, apricot, menthol and a creamy layer of vanilla.
    • Taste
      82 82
      Quite assertive in the mouth: almost hot and I have added water. It's medium-bodied (in terms of "thickness") and on the fresh/sour side. The yeasty side is not that prominent (but still there), leaving room for grass, menthol, lemon, grape pip, yogurt and lychee (esters).
    • Finish
      83 83
      Quite short, and rather oaky on crystallised ginger, grape pip. Next to that, bitter lemon, rose hip, again lychee, and a return of the malty/dusty character with hemp cloth and cereal.

  6. Rien scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  7. robbert88 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      immediately a somewhat sour air accompanied by the smell of old coins. Warm, candle wax, sheep's wool, fresh flowers, perfume, butterscotch chocolate, sour fruits. Lychee, new make, orange peel, raw coconut, A very complex dram with a lot to get out of it.
    • Taste
      greasy mouthfeel. Feels thick in the mouth. Peel citrus. Very floral. The whole flower bouquet passes by. Cocoa powder, herbs and spices. A touch of gingerbread.
    • Finish
      dry finish, cocoa powder, acid in the cheek pouches. Medium long. Here the old coins come back.


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