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Ben Nevis McDonald's Traditional

Overall rating
86.52/100
votes
91
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
07.2013
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
without number of bottles on back label
Bottle code
LG30643
Barcode
5026673000616
Added on
02 Oct 2013 2:20 pm
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 88.77

14 × in wishlist

91 × member ratings

154 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis McDonald's Traditional

28 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.52 points

  1. Vladimir Ziryanov scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  2. hs305 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    [May, 2017]  This review is on the most recent edition of this peated Ben Nevis as it was served at the end of a distillery tour yesterday.  According to the distillery staff it matured for around 11 years.

    A nice dram for all who adore peated and sherried whiskies, but to be honest - this does not move the rocks (to me)...
    • Nose
      86 86
      The colour is amber and the texture shows just a few fast legs. The nose is all about a modern style peated and sherried profile as it is very popular since around a decade (especially among younger whisky aficionados) as it combines two strong flavours. The peat of course is mainland peat that smells and tastes more of burnt wood and cold ashes (than the more iodine or maritime seaside peat as it is used on the islands). Not many aromas besides these two, so it is just another of these two-dimensionally spiked drams.
    • Taste
      85 85
      The taste is again two-dimensional on peat and sherry-induced flavours, but the two are in a fine balance.
    • Finish
      86 86
      The mouthfeel is warming, mellow and not drying at all - a positive surprise! The finish adds no new impressions either but again is enjoyable.

  3. KonstUA scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Nose 21.5, taste 21.5, finish 21.5, balance 21.5

  4. Fat Bastard! scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. 33rdCASK scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. StephanB scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

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

  7. mark-achterhoek scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  8. stefsel111 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

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

  9. LucasPnk did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Last dram of a bottle opened since 2 years.
    • Nose
      Animal, dried fruit, date, dried apricot, also red fruit dust, almond paste, light touch of lemon.
    • Taste
      Attack rather dry, on woody sherry, nuts, cashews, almond. The flavors are amplified and the texture is softened towards ripe red fruits, cherries and blackberries.
    • Finish
      Beautiful length! The notes of the attack in the mouth come back to us, rather dry, smoked, to which is added a batch of spices (ginger) and some notes of leather.

  10. Slick scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      86 86

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