- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 10 years old
- Oak Cask
- 46.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Single Highland Malt Scotch Whisky
- Added on
- 03 Jul 2007 7:21 pm
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Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 10-year-old
17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.42 points
- It needs quite a lot of air to give all the flavors it can offer. I didn't touch the bottle that was half empty for more or less one year and it's amazingly opened, rich, powerfull and incrdibly balanced. It has some smells of "sweaty green apple fragrance" like an old Longmorn. Great !!
- All attention ! For 10 years a very nice one Complex Ben Nevis.
Orange peel kiwi gooseberries beautiful full vanilla tones.
Very nice interaction of Bourbon and Sherry casks. Wood is noticeable, slight bitterness and a typical Ben Nevis oiliness.
- Yes very well for a 10s ... plv with 50 € a little too expensive
Sweet ... bright ripe fruit ... peach ... maybe a hint of herbs ... in the end some forest honey
Sweetness with a little spice (prickle on the tongue)
Mild ... something salivating ...
- reminds me a little of a French - and there almost untrinkable - drop, I once had: https://www.whiskybase.com/whiskies/whisky/53362/guillon-cuve-42 This Ben Nevis is a distinct spike better yet quite complex. But I can not help it: if I did not know better, I would bet on the help of French wine barrels ...
For my bottle, the bottle code is illegible, the bottle was bought in August 2012.
a little strange, strong start: sweet, a little liver, hay flowers, jute sack, some cocoa, orange peel, a drop of cod liver oil, but also chocolate; very light smoke
oily and spicy mixture of the above
everything stays, but a little dull, some cough syrupy, chocolate
- Ben Nevis 10 years, 46% alc. original bottling
Maturation: bourbon and sherry casks
Region: Highlands, Scotland
Nose: Flattering aromatic, freshly cut oranges, apricot jam and a mix of dark and white chocolate. The fruit is rounded off by a very light wood smoke and a delicate spice.
Palate: Significantly heavier than the nose. On the one hand very fruity and slightly oily, on the other spicy and with deep cocoa flavors. Blood oranges, pasta and nutmeg, also some pepper is palpable. Then very dark chocolate, ground cocoa beans and towards the end a little espresso.
Finish: medium-long, again the orange flavors, the chocolate does not seem quite so dark, it is joined by aromatic pipe tobacco.
Conclusion: Nice style, old-fashioned with some Sherryfassanteilen. The nose makes the single malt seem easier at first than it actually shows on the palate.
84/100 points (tasted 2015, ca. 40-45 €)
Thanks to the Whisky Cabinet for the rehearsal!
Original article: http://www.notesofmalt.de/notes-Highland...is-10yo,-46-OA/
- This is the foulest smelling whisky I ever smelled. It's horrible. I can only describe it as 'wet dog' or 'a wet rag lying in a corner for a few weeks'. When trying very hard I can smell some overripe red fruits underneath it.
The initial taste is actually pretty good though. Sherry, spicy, creamy. Too bad some of the horrible smell comes back in the taste.
The finish is not long and quite sharp.
After a few days it hit me. This whisky was laid to rest in a sulfured barrel. It explains the foul smell, returning in the taste and the sharp finish. I've read a lot about the sulfur in some whisky's ,and I must say, experiencing it first hand is quite a shock.
- Bought a bottle at the Distillery. Lovely sweet sherry notes, really surprised me. With a few friends the bottle was very quick empty.
- Ben Nevis 10 Year has a full character with some subtle hints of herbs that are followed by delicious notes of oak and vanilla malt.
The rich aromas have a sweet edge on account of aging in
bourbon and sherry casks, aromas of dried fruit with caramel and a light hint of
The rich and creamy palate begins with the sweetness of caramel and followed by cereals, nuts and dried fruit. A combination that leads to an interesting mix of flavors, especially with the addition of warm spices like cinnamon.
Long, rich finish is also sweet that slowly ends in a little more bittering flavor with a slight 'burn' of the alcohol