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Overall rating
87.03/100
votes
39
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Meadowside Blending (MBl)
Bottling serie
The Maltman
Vintage
05.1999
Bottled
05.2014
Stated Age
15 years old
Casktype
Sherry Cask
Casknumber
122
Number of bottles
337
Strength
49.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
02 Jun 2014 5:51 pm by very_bad_day
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 82,90

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39 × member ratings

58 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 1999 MBl

6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.03 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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