Ben Nevis 1984

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
25 years old
Bourbon / Sherry Finish
Number of bottles
56.3 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
02 oct 2011 10:47 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 473.82

33 × in wishlist

88 × member ratings

92 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Ben Nevis 1984

10 users have left 11 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 91.01 points.

  1. WiltChamberlain scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

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

  2. thijs100 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    One of the better single malts I've had the pleasure of tasting this year.
    • Nose
      An old school sherry influence with plenty of umami that is rare these days. Mushrooms, soy sauce and thyme with just a touch of acidity. Also chocolate, mocha and ground coffee beans. Then there are plums, brown sugar, prunes and figs. Very rich and dense.
    • Taste
      Thick and mouthcoating. Lovely zesty, citric fruitiness, the Ben Nevis spirit shines despite the obvious intense sherry maturation. Just a whisper of smoke, some pipe tobacco, dates and rose petals, but also lychees, blackcurrants and Demerara sugar.
    • Finish
      Soft dryness. Some lingering pepper, subtle acidity and stewed fruits notes. Long.

  3. riekio scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Flambé bananas, rubber bands and cola with a lime twist on the nose. Really velvety, rich red velvet cake to match the mouthfeel, figgy pudding, balsamic, oily. Cigar on the finish among many other things. The sherry is prominent here. A luxurious leather arm chair in front of a fire type of dram

  4. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
      An absolutely beautiful nose... earthy, nutty, sherry, with some pan roasted mushrooms and lovely sprinklings of sea salt... and creamy nuts galore!! This is exactly my jam!
    • Taste
      93 93
      Woah.. this is rich, thick, lots of umami, with beautiful soy sauce and oyster sauce, beautiful oak, and that nuttiness again.... Superb. A+ plus some Nevis dirtiness! Love it! So similar to a 1972 Ledaig/Tobermory. Yup, my jam.
    • Finish
      92 92
      No faults at all. Ends beautifully, ends with great panache and lovely heartache.

  5. kanpai79 scored this whisky 93 points Specialist

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      94 94
    • Finish
      93 93

  6. Macallan4all did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    First fill into fresh bourbon barrels on 20th december 1984, matured for almost 14 years until 14th of october 1998. Then it was vatted and transferred into fresh sherry butts.

  7. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Note of 2012:
    Whoa. Delicious. Before bottling everything still smells of chocolate, now I open the vial, and it comes to me an intense walnut cloud, then a breeze of basil. After pouring then full kitchen shelf in the nose, basil, thyme, Maggi, then on the tongue nice heavy, walnut, sweet, bittersweet, you do not want to let out of his mouth. Then stick well too. Good pure drinkable, because I do not need water. But for the record a droplet ... ne, let it be, that's fine as it is.

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

    This Whisky was sold for 475 € at Whiskyauction in Oct.2016

  9. MaltMartin scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    A very nice heavy sherried Ben Nevis. Very much Glendronach-like.
    • Nose
      Rich and round. Christmas cake. Sweet sherry. Stewed fruits of figs and dates. Herbal notes as well. Fudge.
    • Taste
      Lots of prunes. Sultanas. Coffee and chocolate. Raisins. Cranberry juice.
    • Finish
      Long and warming. A little pepper. Nutmeg and cinnamon.

  10. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Distilled in Dec 1984, matured in 3 different casks 98/35/5 of unknown previous content, then were vatted in a single sherry cask in Oct 1998, and bottled in Dec 2010.

  11. Titi94 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Its strength, its roundness, its thickness and its suavity are guarantors of a remarkable maturation.
    • Nose
      Rich. Melted butter caramel. Slight notes of dried fruits. Here, the common thread is leather: from the softness of suede to the leather of an old armchair.
    • Taste
      Extraordinarily concentrated. Bitter butter caramel, dark chocolate, sour cherry. Similar to a very old bourbon.
    • Finish
      Dried coconut Suave and long.


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