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Overall rating
84.10/100
votes
12
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Clydesdale Original (TCO)
Vintage
09.1992
Bottled
07.2008
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Casknumber
0350/2626
Number of bottles
306
Strength
59.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
07 Oct 2008 12:50 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 57,00

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Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 1992 TCO

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.10 points

  1. ScotchGuyTO scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Empty Glass: Wood smoke and cherry cough syrup. 
    Coffee dregs and pineapple vodka (not sweet though).  Wood spices and play-dough , citrus and some bitter almond in the bottom.  Almost hints of grilled peach and fruit salts (is there such a thing as fruit salt?  I'm thinking a salt that has a yellow fruit note...).

    This was a great bottle, very Ben Nevis fruity!
    • Nose
      86 86
      Bright and lively!  Hay (cut and dried), loads of fruits, hints of flowers and very subtle malt.  Rich pastry notes with apricot and peach schnapps.  Pineapple upside down cake,hints of vanilla and varnish.  Yellow plums, flint and dry cocoa in the bottom with hints of lemon and mint in the background. 
    • Taste
      84 84
      Surprising power here, but not in the way you'd think.  That almost 60% ABV still comes across as soft and dignified like a 43-46% dram.  The power comes with the wallop of flavour it brings with it!  Spice and wood notes start up with a brine note playing second fiddle.  The malt comes in strong next with more pineapple in tow.  A warm fruit compote with some sort of... what I can only describe as yellow flowers.  Roots and rich gobs of dried fruit (papaya), shortly follow this up with a wood smoke or cocoa dryness.  The cocoa comes in a little more strongly as it transitions towards the finish with just a slight hint of struck match  in the background.
    • Finish
      84 84
      The heat shows up here from the ABV, but it still doesn't overwhelm the finish. Daisy... or maybe cooked daisies with more yellow plums (also cooked).  Good dutch cocoa and more toasted oak here.  Some astringent notes, specifically astringent peach, and a rather hot dryness.  The dryness is very welcome as shortly afterwards your mouth begins watering; yearning for the next sip!

  2. Lafroy scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      80 80

  3. Lafroy scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Nose gives the sense of sweetness, flowers, strong sherry influence with glue, varnish and paint thinner notes, as well as cherries, plums, dark chocolate and relatively smooth fruit compote.
    • Taste
      Deep and warm sweetness, then dried fruits, mix of roots and spices and additionally strong notes of chili, white pepper and some hints of varnish.
    • Finish
      Rather short, smooth and dominated by sweetness of fruits.

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