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Overall rating
87.81/100
votes
97
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Silver Seal (SS)
Vintage
1990
Bottled
11.2012
Stated Age
22 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Casknumber
536
Number of bottles
597
Strength
60.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
16 Mar 2013 2:46 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 407.16

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Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 1990 SS

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.81 points

  1. Mannix65 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    classic ripe sherry board, complex with various edges - very nice
    • Nose
      90 90
      Heavy sherry, ripe red plums, furniture polish, raisins, leather - more spice and oak emerge with water - nutmeg, also Indian curry, somewhat metallic
    • Taste
      90 90
      an explosion spreads throughout the mouth - sherry and plum compote, cranberries and black currants - a few drops of water make the high alcohol content bearable and a creamy touch is present, but also the pleasant influence of the wood
    • Finish
      89 89
      a long sherry flag with a pleasant sweetness, the spicy oak discreetly behind it

  2. Calmar scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Excellent mole, a magnificent aroma harmoniously accommodating both sweet coffee-confectionery, and industrial, oil-metallic, sulfur notes, the same combination in taste / finish, very whole, deep.
    • Nose
      An open, dry, first nose is a little wood and industrial spiky mineral-chemical notes; Furniture varnish, oil - both food, cream, and industrial, such as motor; sweet, boiled condensed milk, baklava, honey; nuts, stain, vegetable and sulfur shades.
    • Taste
      Soft, dense, oily, raisins, lots of raisins, peppery wave, sweetness - honey, condensed milk; Nuts, cappuccino, laconic notes, sulfur-mineral tones.
    • Finish
      Soft, spicy, sweet oak with a light bitterness and tingling sulfur tones, as if from aerated hydrogen sulfide mineral water; light notes of varnish and boiled condensed milk, raisins, radish, cabbage;

  3. whiskycuse did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Tasting Notes:

    https://whiskycuse.wordpress.com/2015/04/12/ben-nevis-19902012-silver-seal-cask-536-604-vol/

  4. hans1971 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

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

  5. EJS scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

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

  6. kot1803 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      92 92

  7. Alex scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Heavy sherried with tar and rubber, not the cleanest one but tasty and very interesting

  8. TheWhiskyAgent scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    A big rubber nose for starters, a little sulphur (all good), fresh honeydew melons and a ripe banana, a touch of leather and some barley emerging. Also a whiff of salty ocean things like seaweed, crabs and driftwood. I find a bite of chocolate too. There is a slight off note in there somewhere (cleaning solvent possibly). Complex allright! On the pallate: Grand Sherry opening followed by a good attack of the oak, some briney seawater and again some melons. Quite a long finish. Musty Warehouse deluxe! Just love that in the aftertaste. Whith water we still get a lot of rubber (tires) on the nose, the off note has dissapeared but so have the fruits. The mouthfeel is more oily now, less oak, less brine and the melon is overripe now. Same stellar aftertaste on musty cellar. A great Whisky in my books...

  9. kot1803 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

    Color: fresh, strong tea brew
    Aroma: deep, multi-layered. Rich fruitiness is combined with easy livestock (Springbank yummy-nym) and such a pleasant, non-extinguishing chemistry, plasticity, insecticide, let each one choose what he likes)). 91
    Good anticipation !!
    Taste: WOW !!! I was filled with a mountain of delicious, fatty, sweet dried fruit !!! Chives, prunes (fresh), raisins, golden, black (Uzbek) ...
    This is a sessile monster! But what a great !!! The barrel did not strangle Ben Nevis, but only raised it to a new level. The weather and dignity are expressed in a chocolate-coffee shade. 92
    After-taste: long, chocolate-nut-92
    Premier League-92 !!
    PS I've been watching for a long time and reading about Silver Seal (Whisky Antique), but I did not buy it. We will be corrected.
    Whisky super, like me)).

  10. kot1803 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Senior

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

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