Ben Nevis 1966

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
47 years old
Dark Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
45.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Alambic Classique
Added on
13 jul 2014 2:33 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 3183.63

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122 × member ratings

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Whisky reviews for Ben Nevis 1966

10 users have left 12 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 92.53 points.

  1. Edmundo scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

  2. RonnyWorldWideWhisky scored this whisky 95 points Expert Junior

    Old leather, wax and slightly fruity. Heavy old flavors.

  3. Mr.Sandwich scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    Issue Price: 480 Euro
    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      95 95
    • Finish
      92 92

  4. Peter87 scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      93 93

  5. RL_whisky scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    I found it to be a really fantastic Ben Nevis matured on a Sherry hogshead. Very nice fruity tones accompanied by wood tones and a long finish.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. Mr.Sandwich scored this whisky 93 points Expert Senior

    A really beautiful Nevis unlike many other Ü40 Nevis bottlings of independent bottlers. However, you have to like the long maturation period. This Nevis has amazingly reminded me of '72 Dronachs.
    • Nose
      Very sweet, tingling, marzipan, caramel, dark fruits, raisins covered in dark chocolate, brown cakes. Excellent.
    • Taste
      Licorice - sticky, tingling and bold. Iodine, leather, Marc de Champagne chocolates, some salt and pepper. Very complex.
    • Finish
      Long, creamy and soft finish with a slight bitterness.

  7. addyhd scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    revieuw by 10-06-14
    We’re always keen to try old Ben Nevis, and the German bottler Alambic Classique has a reputation for having bottled some of the best expressions.
    This is one of the latest (and probably last) bottlings: Ben Nevis 1966 cask #3640.
     Ben Nevis 47 yo 1966 (45,9%, OB for Alambic Classique 2013, sherry cask #3640, 128 btl.)
    Nose: I love this profile. It’s fully oaked, in a very nice way, and really smooth. Furniture polish and old leather. Trademark bananas and beeswax. Coconut oil which makes it slightly tropical. Hints of lipstick. Darker fruits as well (plums, black cherries) before it becomes softly spicy and herbal. Verbena tea, aniseed, bergamot. Subtle gingerbread in the background. Topped by some eucalyptus. Very complex and quintessential for old Ben Nevis. Mouth: bittersweet fruits (orange zest, banana, sour berries) with some drying oak. Earl Grey, mint and ginger. Eucalyptus. Hints of smoke as well. Plenty of herbal notes and leather, which makes it quite rummy in combination with the exotic fruitiness. Fragrant waxy notes. A salty edge towards the finish (liquorice, salted butter toffee). Late hints of espresso and pipe tobacco. Finish: long, spicy, slightly bitter and dry like a strong fruit tea. A leather / toasted oak combination that reminds us of bourbon whisky.
    Unusual whisky, like Ben Nevis usually is. Some rare flavours and with a curious rummy / bourbonny side. Excellent stuff if you’re open to some oak on the palate. Still available for around € 500.
    Score: 93/100

  8. Ras Mazunga scored this whisky 73 points Super Administrator

    I have no idea why others rate this over aged whisky so high.

  9. Erik Elixir scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    single dram note
    thanks J J
    • Nose
      warming spices - nutmeg and pepper, fruity - exotic fruits, tea, dried fruits, floral - roses, meaty- gravy, sausage, cloves, smoke, dates and some honey
    • Taste
      spices - pepper and cinnamon, smoke, gun powder, bitter fruits, fruit syrup, pine apple and some fudge
    • Finish
      liquorice, spices, bitter fruits, corn (like bourbon) and sweet sherry notes

  10. j j scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    gentle and smooth, also a great spicy influence.

    overwelming red fruits, great depth, 

    best nevis out there ?   whiskybase sample. only 17.50 euro

  11. danilo scored this whisky 92 points Super Administrator

    Quite amazing
    • Nose
      Ripe banana, truffles, cherries, antigues shop, polish, coconut, strawberries, mint, vanilla, cardbord, leather, walnuts, cane sugar, old rum.
    • Taste
      Again banana, ginger, nutmeg, pepper, earl grey tea, strawberries coconut, vanilla cream.
    • Finish
      Long, spices, again some ginger,rum, cardbord.

  12. addyhd scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    nice old sherried BenNevis,
    wow!! certainly not to drie , thank god for that!
    , well balanced, complex, friendly yet powerfull.
    just to name a few; dark amaronsherries, furniture polish, chocolat, liqorice (kokindjes), banana, gingerbread, -so nice-, fresh red prunes, dried bleu prunes, serano, oily, tuda-fruda, vernish, -beautifull-, porridge, mocca, coconutbutter, hazelnut, anise, meatbroth, some hints of spearmint, a distant note of birchtar, gingersyrup, pinoli pinetreenuts, blackberries; not the cell-phone kind.) bergamot, dried apricots; yes the Turkish bio organic unsulfided ones ofcourse), 
    oats, redfruitjuice, coconutjuice, sugarbiscuits, and a bit of brownsugarbread,  raisins, a distant smell of salted clarified  pastrybutter somehow somewhere.
    and on and on .......   stays good on tension after a long time in the glas,

    by all means; a great old whisky. rare ,  handsome, verry friendly with outspoken caracter.
    • Nose
      94 94
    • Taste
      93 93
    • Finish
      93 93


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