Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Meadowside Blending (MBl)
Bottling serie
The Maltman
Stated Age
15 years old
Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
49.1 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
02 Jun 2014 5:51 pm by wbarchive_350097
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 82.90

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44 × member ratings

64 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 1999 MBl

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.17 points

  1. Joschbert scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Very tasty and not a bit pungent at 49.1%. But also put a few drops of water away well.

    Nice that the Brennereicharakter still remained noticeable. Great 1st fill Oloroso cask - I'm typing on European oak.
    • Nose
      91 91
      Sweet and sour overripe fruits, sherry, chocolate, cherry jam, spices (cloves, cinnamon, anise), leather and some bitter coffee notes
    • Taste
      90 90
      very intense - there is heavy sweet sherry, the coffee and chocolate notes are also present on the palate, slightly harsh, orange peel, then come the spices (especially cinnamon, allspice), sandalwood
    • Finish
      90 90
      It ends with lots of chocolate, dates, nuts and Kramell - delicate smokes, a little tobacco - medium to long

  2. thomasflsts scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  3. malthead-sven scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A classic sherry malt, with a delicious, tough texture in the taste and finish, which you would blindly probably estimate a few years older.
    • Nose
      heavy sherry, chocolate raisins, marzipan potatoes, then fruits, limes and oranges, ripe red grapes, toffee sweets, drinking chocolate with cream, sawn wood
    • Taste
      oily, dense, heavy full-bodied, gingerbread, no dryness, more on the sweet side
    • Finish
      Almonds, maple syrup, greasy-oily and spicy, cappuccino, dark fruits behind, medium-long and mouthwash

  4. Helgo scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Top PLV!
    A nice nose with slight misses, which I write the intense finish. He tolerates some time in the glass and then becomes more harmonious and harmonious. The wine notes are then a bit more set.
    In the mouth soft, oily, full and with sweet wine gum and marginal smoke a nice depth, although no madness complexity.
    The finish is short to medium long and very dry.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    mjam, interesting, bold, yummy!
    • Nose
      strong-spicy-sweet, raisins, prunes, tobacco, leather, with a very slightly pungent note, between sour and bangers
    • Taste
      even at the smallest sip - strong dark chocolate, oak, gingerbread, roasted sugar - full-bodied, mouthwash, yummy
    • Finish
      long, wood, dark chocolate, quite dry

  6. Noon0000 scored this whisky 90 points Member Senior

    Lovely entanglement of wood and sherry. Does not need water for me.
    • Nose
      Velvety, dark sherry-rich kick. Smells "darker" than its color. Pleasant leather notes. Hints of cardboard (the likable one). Pickled raisins develop. Cooked fruits. Faint sulphuric reminiscence.
    • Taste
      Mouth follows nose! Woody bitterness. Pleasant oak. Vibrant sherry starting sweet and sour becoming dry shorty afterwards. With water: overbrewed tea, coffee notes, peppery.
    • Finish
      Astringent mouthfeel. Medium-long departure. Tobacco notes remain. With water: drier and more bitterness.


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