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Ben Nevis 1998

Overall rating
84.80/100
votes
22
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
TKS
Vintage
15.05.1998
Bottled
10.2009
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
358
Number of bottles
766
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
TKS - Tunnklappningssällskapet
Market
se Sweden
Added on
02 Jun 2012 1:21 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 71,37

4 × in wishlist

22 × member ratings

25 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 1998

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.80 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 72 points Connoisseur

    [May, 2017]  I bought bottle no. 668 for 75 GBP at the distillery today.

    Unfortunately this is another victim to the devil's ingredient to spoil whisky for the angels - called sulphur...  It is a shame as the sherry cask as such as well as the whisky spirit seems to be of a rather high quality.  Creamy, nutty, rich - this could have been a great dram.  But then the devil came in, burnt its sulphur candle inside the cask and smiled "If you still like this now - welcome to my whisky hell!"

    No, I will not devilish any whisky aficionado who loves this taste and if you are not sensitive to sulphur this taste might even be bearable.  Unfortunately, my taste buds and senses react almost allergic to this flavour so I can only state:  "Another one goes down the drain..."
    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      66 66

  2. lincolnimp scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    The nose is ok and while there is a little sulphur it is also ok for me but this tastes like a 5 or 6 year old than an 11 year.

    Fruity but rather than sulphur it reminds me of traces of cleaning fluid like you get in beer when it has been left in the lines after cleaning
    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      81 81

  3. ARDBERG scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    I agree with hs305 on the existence of sulphur, yet it is just on the verge from burnt matches toward the bad sulphur for my taste buds. Lot's of air let's some of the burnt matches disappear and fruits and nutty sherry appear. The latter is just not 100% incorporated in the whisky. Still something around 84/85 points with the matches disappearing.

  4. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Very tasty, not an elegant sherry whisky, but comes quite "dirty" and gruff over, reminds me in style (leather, spicy, almost a bit musty) very Edradour, which I like very much.
    • Nose
      Dried fruits (raisins, figs), nutty, creamy caramel notes ... but there is also old leather, furniture polish, approach of slightly rancid cashews ...
    • Taste
      dried fruit, spicy gingerbread with chocolate coating, the old leather and a hint of sweetish tobacco notes
    • Finish
      long, gingerbread spice, chocolate ... unlike many other whiskys, this is not the last word left behind on the tongue, the sweetness lingers on

  5. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  6. Mr.Edradour scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Great sherry cask matured single cask scotch whisky, well done Ben Nevis and TKS!

  7. Sonett scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    A price worthy whisky without doubt
    • Nose
      First impression of the nose is tons of fruit. A giant bowl filled with white raisins, yellow plums, a couple of figs and some dates
    • Taste
      Mild and fruity everything in the nose comes back in the taste
    • Finish
      Finish is long warm and fruity with some tendency to the spicy side

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