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Overall rating
89.84/100
votes
65
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Hunter Hamilton (HH)
Bottling serie
The Clan Denny
Vintage
1969
Bottled
2012
Stated Age
42 years old
Casktype
Refill Bourbon Hogshead
Casknumber
DL 8148
Number of bottles
167
Strength
47.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
The Limburg Whisky Fair
Added on
16 Apr 2012 9:27 pm
Cask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 421,13

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Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 1969 HH

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.84 points

  1. St. Pauli scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    The nose is 90+ for sure, but the rest can't cope with it. It's good, but a bit too oaky.
    • Nose
      Pencil shavings, a lot of them actually. After that, gentle vanilla, but overall lots of tropical fruit: pineapple, mango, lychee, dried apricot, honeyed cereals, and some very restrained mint.
    • Taste
      The taste is a bit weak, but this baby has matured so long that it is forgivable. It's a tad oaky, with ginger, wood shavings, and lemongrass. Then, there is a grassy note, and restrained fruitiness of peach, melon and pineapple. 
    • Finish
      It leaves you with a delicate mix of dry, sour and fruity for quite a while. The dryness is displayed by ginger, clove, pepper and lemon zest. The sour is displayed by pineapple. The fruit is represented by melon and lychee.

  2. Avdboom scored this whisky 87 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. Peter(TTMC) scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. Maurice_casqueteer scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  5. MikerG2k scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. squaadgras scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. Bram84 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  9. MaltMartin scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Another great Ben Nevis from the 1960's, though the nose is more fruity than the oaky palate.
    • Nose
      Trucks of tropical fruit. Pineapple, peach, lychee and mango. Very sweet and fresh. Pencil shavings and saw dust (single grain like).. Polished oak. Some mint. Fantastic nose.
    • Taste
      Vanilla and honey. Juicy and sappy oak. Coconut. Spices of black pepper and cloves. Cinnamon as well.
    • Finish
      Long. Warming. Liquorice. Gingery.

  10. WhiskyNotes scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    I love the profile of old Ben Nevis but this is on the verge of becoming too oaky, but if you're used to old bourbon or grains, you probably know what to expect. Great nose anyway, and interestingly schizophrenic overall.
    • Nose
      As often this Ben Nevis balances between old malt, old grain and old bourbon notes. In fact I can only think of one distillery which manages this so well. Wood polish with subtle hints of glue. Old leather. Vanilla and dried coconut. Distant tropical fruits. Wax. Plenty of spices (cinnamon, ginger, liquorice). The oak is probably too heavy for most people.
    • Taste
      Oily with a big oakiness again. The result is sweet herbal tea and liquorice. Resin as well. Caramelized ginger and cough sweets. Soft bitter notes. Very close to actual bourbon, this must have been a relatively active cask.
    • Finish
      Quite long, half sweet, half bitter. Rather oaky.

       

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