Ben Nevis 10-year-old

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
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

Average value

€ 175.19

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161 × member ratings

248 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 10-year-old

17 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.38 points

  1. Anael scored this whisky 88 points Member Senior

    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 !! 

  2. Dieter_W scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    All attention ! For 10 years a very nice one Complex Ben Nevis.
    • Nose
      Orange peel kiwi gooseberries beautiful full vanilla tones.
    • Taste
      Very nice interaction of Bourbon and Sherry casks. Wood is noticeable, slight bitterness and a typical Ben Nevis oiliness.
    • Finish

  3. SimpleSample did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Yes very well for a 10s ... plv with 50 € a little too expensive
    • Nose
      Sweet ... bright ripe fruit ... peach ... maybe a hint of herbs ... in the end some forest honey
    • Taste
      Sweetness with a little spice (prickle on the tongue)
    • Finish
      Mild ... something salivating ...

  4. BeatF scored this whisky 81 points Moderator

    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.
    • Nose
      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
    • Taste
      oily and spicy mixture of the above
    • Finish
      everything stays, but a little dull, some cough syrupy, chocolate

  5. notesofmalt scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    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/

  6. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 58 points Expert Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      20 20
    • Taste
      68 68
    • Finish
      65 65

  7. TDMartijn scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Bought a bottle at the Distillery. Lovely sweet sherry notes, really surprised me. With a few friends the bottle was very quick empty.

  8. Suriname scored this whisky 83 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  9. granella2003 did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    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.
    • Nose
      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

    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      Long, rich finish is also sweet that slowly ends in a little more bittering flavor with a slight 'burn' of the alcohol

  10. Furtia scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85


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