- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- 46.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- without number of bottles on back label
- Bottle code
- Added on
- 02 Oct 2013 2:20 pm
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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
- [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)...
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.
The taste is again two-dimensional on peat and sherry-induced flavours, but the two are in a fine balance.
The mouthfeel is warming, mellow and not drying at all - a positive surprise! The finish adds no new impressions either but again is enjoyable.
- Nose 21.5, taste 21.5, finish 21.5, balance 21.5
- Last dram of a bottle opened since 2 years.
Animal, dried fruit, date, dried apricot, also red fruit dust, almond paste, light touch of lemon.
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.
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.