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Overall rating
87.90/100
votes
89
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Whisky Agency (TWA)
Bottling serie
Old Times Diving
Vintage
1995
Bottled
2013
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Number of bottles
242
Strength
51.8 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
25 Feb 2014 9:28 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 141,00

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Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 1995 TWA

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.90 points

  1. Dominique69 scored this whisky 89 points Moderator

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  2. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    21 22 21 21 85

  3. toklian scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    N21 P22 F21 B22

  4. jankes scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  5. yapi scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    Ben Nevis 18 yo 1995/2013 (51,8%, The Whisky Agency, hogshead, 242 bottles)  Colour: gold. Nose: this one has a little more varnish and glue at first nosing, it seems that it’s been very extractive. Also this feeling of green bananas rather than plain and pure fruits, green greengages (no kiddin’), broken branches, something both mineral and rooty… Then a new pack of marshmallows. A huge pack! With water: more citrus and touches of marzipan. Mouth (neat): we’re much closer to the 1996, with many oranges and grapefruits, pineapples, triple-sec… But it remains globally grassier. Forgot to mention guava juice. With water: a fruity explosion, with a sourness. Lemons and passion fruits, I’d say. Finish: long and zesty. I seem to remember some Inverlevens, quite bizarrely, and maybe some Lochsides. Comments: this baby’s got many stories to tell, and a citrusy ending. All is well that ends (very) well. SGP:651 - 87 points.

    Serge Valentin, Whiskyfun

  6. ValeronDeportivo scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Tasted blind in day 4 of the Usquebaugh Society Blind Tasting Comprtition 2015.

    My guess was a Bowmore 12yo, 56%, due to the great tropical fruits and light peat.
    • Nose
      Limestone, tropical fruit, papaya, vanilla, sea air, dew-covered grass.
    • Taste
      Very thick and chewy, a soft maritime smokiness and peat, with great fruitiness. Passionfruits, mango, starfruit. Some sand at the back, and the peat is more noticeable.
    • Finish
      Oil, sweet bourbon oak, light peat but no smoke, lingering fruitiness. but also a little bitter with a trace of sulphur.

  7. yapi scored this whisky 91 points Expert Junior

    What's so special about this kind of dram, is that it's utterly complex without you knowing it… 

    Über fruity, yes, all sorts of white fruit and tropical stuff and yellow fruit, next up the green grass but not the bitter stuff, rather the pine note ones, hop cooked for beer, further along cookies & cream, smores, and above all that, there's a complete beehive! Just utterly Honey & pollen dipped beeswax sex. No more. No less. 

    Look for these kind of malts. They are brilliant. Same as e.g. the Strathmill Asta Morris, at least equally brilliant, with at least the same complexity. 

    tasted blind @ Levenswater BTC2015. After 3 days, 1 bottle open, 2 in the collection. 

  8. yoavg did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Delicious and balanced.
    Full review: http://whiskygospel.com/2015/12/09/whisky-review-the-whisky-agency-ben-nevis-1995-18-year-old-blind-tasting-competition-2015-day-4/
    • Nose
      Nutty, citrus, a bit dirty, deep honey, subtle red berries, red apples peels, oily, some hints of perfume ( like it’s hiding beneath the surface) and coconuts. With water: fruitier, perfume, citrus oils, slowly getting some chocolate as well and a touch of spice.
    • Taste
      Oh so green! lots of greenery but it’s not grassy, spicy white pepper, sweet honey, sour fruit and berries, all while the green notes stay strong. With water: citrusy and green, green walnuts, pepper, cardamom, honey.
    • Finish
      Medium-long length, spice (mostly white pepper) and those green notes with short term lingering deep honey sweetness and long term spice.

  9. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      85 85

  10. PunxsutawneyPhil scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Very fruity. Unmistakably a bourbon barrel.

    Tasted at day 4 of the Usquebaugh Society blind tasting competition 2015.
    My guess was a Mortlach, 22yo at 53%.
    • Nose
      Full, strong, vanilla, honey, oily, fudge, butterscotch, banana, some coconut, some fresh apples. Delicious!
    • Taste
      Sweet, strong, oily, yellow fruits, nutty
    • Finish
      Medium long, slightly bitter, malty, only a bit drying, nutty

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