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Overall rating
91.06/100
votes
49
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Meadowside Blending (MBl)
Bottling serie
The Maltman
Vintage
03.1966
Bottled
2012
Stated Age
45 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Casknumber
1801
Strength
40.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
01 Mar 2012 7:56 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 594.50

20 × in wishlist

49 × member ratings

27 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 1966 MBl

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.06 points

  1. Suevia scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  2. Silversurfer scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. Kalleholzbein scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

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

  4. hs305 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    [September, 2014]  Together with friends I emptied a bottle that I bought for 192 Euro in February, 2013. 

    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 90.  My notes state a delicate fruity profile mostly on exotic fruits.  Simply delicious...

  5. Mr.Sandwich scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A beautiful and elegant malt, even if it is not very complex.
    • Nose
      Very light nose with bananas, tropical fruit, caramel, elegant wood nuances, chocolate with raisins and distant citrus fruits.
    • Taste
      Tropical fruits, such as unripe bananas, apricots and some pineapple. The wood comes to the fore. Thanks to the low alcohol content but not too excessive. However, this Nevis looks a bit thin and watery due to the low ABV, which is a pity.
    • Finish
      Short, sweet and dry

  6. markjedi1 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A nice Ben Nevis for a good price, around 195 EUR is actually dirt cheap
    for a whisky 45 years of age.
    • Nose
      Just like the 42 Year Old from Alchemist, which happens to have the
      exact same ABV, the nose offers tropical fruit with banana in the lead, but it
      is a lot less creamy. This one also has jute and even a hint of wet cardboard
      on the nose. I even get a hint of paint. That fades after a few minutes to be
      replaced by a nice, nutty aroma. Primarily almonds. Think marzipan.
    • Taste
      On the palate, it is a bit oily and softly spiced on ginger and nutmeg.
      It shows quite a bit of oak, very drying, but the fruitiness keeps it on the
      right side of juicy. Midpalate, I get quite some citrus, like grapefruit and
      mandarin. Banana and something that reminds me of pineapple, retreats to the
      background. It even has a salty touch.
    • Finish
      The finish is long and sweet, but does get pretty bitter towards the
      end.

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