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Overall rating
91.40/100
votes
80
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
05.1966
Bottled
07.2010
Stated Age
44 years old
Casktype
Dark Sherry Cask
Casknumber
3654
Number of bottles
193
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Alambic Classique
Added on
29 Dec 2010 9:39 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 1800.00

19 × in wishlist

80 × member ratings

37 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 1966

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.40 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    [March, 2019] 70 members scored this dram but not a single one stated a single word on how it tastes - what a shame!

    So it is on me to remember the tasting dram (to test if I buy a bottle) that I had back in November, 2010. It offered an extremely bitter-astringent heavy sherry maturation that matured some ten to fifteen years too long. The sherry is very nice, but the taste is more that of liquid oak. I did not buy any bottle (the price tag was 299 Euro)...

  2. dram-drinker scored this whisky 87 points Moderator

    Pretty herbal and a bit bitter and weak in the end - works probably well as digestif like a Fernet Branca - just not so sweet and sticky - fortunately tasted from a sample as it is definitely overrated and totally overpriced too
    • Nose
      88 88
      Plenty of dark chocolate, leafy and grassy notes, green fruits, carambole, coffee, toasted bread, burned sugar, cinnamon, woody, menthol, old books - pretty OK
    • Taste
      89 89
      Oily, creamy, good sweetness, milk chocolate, more menthol, shoe polish, old furniture, spices, nutmeg, cinnamon, herbal, thyme, sage
    • Finish
      85 85
      Medium long, warm, more herbal, a tad bitter

  3. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Herbal chocolate mint spices , dirty sherry Ben nevis(in a good way) , dark fruits and figs some cherry and marzipan, I enjoyed that one

  4. Slick did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Yea, Imp, Sir, you're right, it's annoying as hell to me as well.
    Unfortunately, it becomes a trend these days.
    I was gonna probably excuse these guys if they gave us some tasting notes or at least brag about a deal they got, instead, it seems to me, it just seems to me...they wanna get deals on WB rating points. How sad...

  5. lincolnimp did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    It is a real shame on a bottle as old as this that the only notes anyone has put down are telling us what the bottle is worth. Has anyone got any tasting notes for this?

    I have no interest in what the bottle costs but I would love to know what it actually tastes like?

  6. Diedler did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    ...and again on Whiskyauction
    02-2017 for 970,-€
    03-2017 for 1010,-€
    01-2018 for 956,-€

  7. Prof.Schoof did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 716 € at Whiskyauction in Sept. 2015

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