- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Bottling serie
- Single Cask
- Stated Age
- 15 years old
- Sherry Cask
- Number of bottles
- 51.7 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Added on
- 16 Jan 2013 6:31 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 1996
8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.39 points
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Good and tasty, soft and drinkable Nevis, watery in taste, but good aftertaste.
- N21 P21 B23 B21
BN single casks are not of my favourites.
Anyway that one is quite interesting and unusual.
Aftertaste with is citrus explosion is the best part.
- A good sherry mole, the base is barely visible in the form of light sulfur-mineral inclusions in the background, the fragrance is initially constrained, but soon it opens fuller, the taste is perhaps the most interesting here, and the basis in it breaks through its path until the insecticide notes appear , which, however, are harmoniously superimposed on sherry derivatives.
Restrained at first, dry, noble wood, solid furniture, furniture varnish, earth notes - pu er, dug up land; slightly dried mushrooms, mold, sweet shades of prunes and dried apricots, leavened wort, Prague cake, boiled condensed milk, only the soft, prickly, mineral motives in the background remind of the basis, and otherwise the sherry barrel reigns.
Thick, saturated, sourish-woody, lemonade notes, cola, kvass, shades of dark beer, peppercorn, then a bitter-sweet wave of prunes, burnt sugar, burnt biscuits, a slight metallic taste, varnish tones, something almost imperceptible, sour-vegetable on the background.
Soft, sweet-wood with light sourness, prunes, cappuccino, fried nuts.
- Ben Nevis 15 yo 1996/2012 (51.7%, OB, sherry cask, cask #1654) Colour: light amber. Nose: this one is pleasantly dirty, like many official Ben Nevis in my experience. There’s some hay, touches of manure, some bitter chocolate, petrol, gunpowder, gravel, overripe apples, charcoal, mint… yeah, that’s already quite a lot. Oh and then litres of walnut wine. With water: the raisins make it through and there’s plenty of them. It all became much narrower but also cleaner and easier. I also quite like these small metallic touches. Silver cutlery? Mouth (neat): this is big, phat, leathery and orangy, with oak spices in the front, which is not always a good thing in my book. It’s absolutely not excessive here but I prefer my ginger and my pepper in the finish than in the arrival, if you see what I mean. But we’re nitpicking, this creamy arrival is most appealing. Who stole all the bitter oranges? With water: not the best swimmer I’m afraid. It got dry and cardboardy. Finish: nice when naked, drying and flat with only one drop of water. Comments: very fine but it hates water. I think Ben Nevis never quite likes water, which takes the biscuit when you know where the distillery is located ;-).SGP:551 - 83 points.
Serge Valentin, Whiskyfun
- Tasted with Aby and JJ.
Sample (soon) available on www.whiskysample.nl
Nuts, coffee and fruity like port. Fudge and some raisins.
Tea, honey, mango and almond paste. Fudge, cappuccino and leather.
Spices, coffee, syrup and nuts.
- Notes of praline, walnuts and tinned mandarins along with a deep vanilla and rich mocha with a hint in the background of something savoury.