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Ben Nevis 1991 SV

Overall rating
86.18/100
votes
31
Whiskybase ID
WB50853
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
The Un-Chillfiltered Collection
Vintage
16.08.1991
Bottled
17.12.2013
Stated Age
22 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
2907
Number of bottles
829
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
16 Jan 2014 4:36 pm by Angelos
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 100.27

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Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 1991 SV

11 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.18 points

  1. Helgo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    For the former issue price a TOP-PLV. A very balanced complex Ben Nevis.

  2. glendronach64 scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    A very complex and tasty whisky
    • Nose
      Very sweet and fruity, banana is dominant, followed by dried fruits, semolina and a hint of walnut
    • Taste
      It remains sweet and fruity, the banana is there, sherry appears, it becomes slightly bitter on the palate.
    • Finish
      A long, intense and peppery finish follows.

  3. spigray scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  4. spigray scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    a very good dram, sherry influence as I like it
    88/100
    • Nose
      obvious sherry influence but it must have been a refill butt because it´s not overpowered sherry in this one. nice dry nose with dried fruits and some oranges. a little dust, cigars. walnuts.
    • Taste
      wonderful! complex and challenging! dry profile with malt, walnuts and a wonderfully restrained sherry influence. hints of japanese rice cake. I have never had that in any other whisky. a little peppery towards the finish.
    • Finish
      long, peppery spicy.

  5. malthead-sven scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    great sherry malt, so far one of the best I had from the silver series of SV
    • Nose
      strong sherry, nougat, oak, gingerbread, ripe grapes and raisins, a few herbs behind
    • Taste
      full body, immediately spicy-sparkling oak, including sweet and oily, almost sticky, yummy
    • Finish
      at first soft and behavioral, becomes more bitter and spicy, the oak leaves a very long and pleasant tingle

  6. MrRancho scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    very good, but somehow a bit thin. The floral aroma is very attractive.
    • Nose
      Orange, syrup, caramel, a little vanilla
    • Taste
      Nut, wood, flowery, lemon blossom
    • Finish
      medium length of flowers and wood

  7. Agrajag scored this whisky 84 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      87 87

  8. Segens scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    It is worth its 65€ but also not more. I loved to have this dram in my glass.
    • Nose
      Sherry and plums! Especially the plums are so intense it reminds me on my grandma's marmalade that she made years ago.
    • Taste
      The alcohol is very dominant. I taste the plums again but also oak and a bit of smoke and pepper. After the great smell in the nose the taste is rather disappointing.
    • Finish
      The finish is very short and warm but not negative. It fits to this whisky somehow.

  9. Wolv scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  10. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    I like the basic notes quite well, but somehow I find it unbalanced.
    These notes were written during a blind tasting!
    • Nose
      Distinctive sherry notes, fruits, such as raisins and plums, but also a nutty component, smoke, I can not find, woody, slightly spicier Armomen, the second smell I arrange the fruity notes more towards raspberry, a bit reminiscent of Hubba Bubba
    • Taste
      clear sherry in the mouth, noticeable impact of the oak with spice, you notice the age, the few alcohol is not optimally integrated for me
    • Finish
      rather dry and bitter with oak and grape skins, long-lasting

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