Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Chester Whisky & Liqueur Company (CWL)
Stated Age
27 years old
Bourbon Hogshead
Number of bottles
52.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
02 May 2013 6:55 pm
Cask Strength

Average value

€ 139.00

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Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 1986 CWL

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.73 points

  1. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    22 23 22 22 89

    Delicious Nevis, as it should be!

  2. dRambo scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  3. dRambo scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    delicious - but no longer recognizable as Nevis
    • Nose
      Resin, mint, pine needles, lots of honey, wax, geranium, fresh oak boards, lemon - candied lemon zest, apricots
    • Taste
      Oak, leather, lemon, apricot, melon - very sweet and at the same time a great warming spicy, ginger, honey, mint, rosemary, pepper, mountain pine, tobacco - you can chew very long and it still releases more flavors
    • Finish
      fresh and very spicy tobacco - with light sweetness, some grass, wax

  4. Falnor scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      88 88

  5. tebond968 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Ben Nevis 27y 1986/2013, 52.9%, Chester Whisky, bourbon hogshead, 157 bottles
    Very pleasant and round nose, sweet and fruity. Ripe gooseberries, red apples and peaches. A walk between the fruit trees. That fruit is followed by hay, gingerbread and marzipan. A lot of marzipan. Vanilla also does. And honey. That sweet will of no districts know. A nice mineral test makes it complete. Wet stones and things, you know that. Not too much oak, although present. Round, full and creamy taste with a very nice 'kick-back'. First I taste spices such as pepper and cinnamon, honey and candy sugar, and apples. Syrup of apples, it remains very sweet on the taste. But then, suddenly and seemingly out of nowhere, pink grapefruit and mango pops up. A tropical backlash as it were. Something that makes the difference between 89 and 90 points. Good looking! Not only that I taste it, but also the way, like a thief in the night. Tomatin 1976 also has that sometimes. Juicy, supporting oak. Long aftertaste, slightly drying (the oak grows a little), but especially sweet and fruity. And the good news is that the exotic character is preserved. Thanks to the great twist on the taste a well-deserved 90/100 http://onversneden.com/2013/07/01/ben-nevis-27y-1986-chester-whisky/

  6. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. peathead scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    All in all it's not bad but if it wouldn't have such a sharp taste I would have scored it higher.
    • Nose
      In the nose I get fruit and waxyness.  It reminds me of a combination between a Clynelish and an Amrut.
    • Taste
      The palate is quite different though.  It takes time for the fruit and wax to come to the surface because they're overpowerd by a very sharp taste.  Even water does not fade the peppery taste.  Pitty.
    • Finish
      Again pepper and some fruitiness.

  8. Dr.Nose scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      In the beginning spicy and fruity
      combined with wood tones. After a while more
      vanilla and toasted wood.
    • Taste
      Soft, but
      also directly spicy, nice sweetness and some bitterness.
    • Finish
      Long, spicy
      and slightly bitter.

  9. nulty scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    A beautiful Ben Nevis, a report Q / P stripper.
    • Nose
      Bourbon! Banana, mint, haribo sweets. Spices, pepper.
    • Taste
      Very fruity, lively, long, powerful. spices always.
    • Finish
      Long and a little dry.

  10. Jeep51 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Not so bad even if the mouth is a little hot. Really a lot of spices in your mouth
    • Nose
      A lot of exotic fruits, a little vanilla
    • Taste
      Imbalance. Too much alcohol. Very spicy, peppery.
    • Finish
      On the almond. Beautiful length


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