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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
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- 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
- 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.
Limestone, tropical fruit, papaya, vanilla, sea air, dew-covered grass.
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.
Oil, sweet bourbon oak, light peat but no smoke, lingering fruitiness. but also a little bitter with a trace of sulphur.
- 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.
- 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/
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.
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.
Medium-long length, spice (mostly white pepper) and those green notes with short term lingering deep honey sweetness and long term spice.
- 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%.
Full, strong, vanilla, honey, oily, fudge, butterscotch, banana, some coconut, some fresh apples. Delicious!
Sweet, strong, oily, yellow fruits, nutty
Medium long, slightly bitter, malty, only a bit drying, nutty