- 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
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114 × member ratings
67 × in collection
Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 1966
12 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 92.57 points
- Old leather, wax and slightly fruity. Heavy old flavors.
- Issue Price: 480 Euro
- 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.
- 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.
Very sweet, tingling, marzipan, caramel, dark fruits, raisins covered in dark chocolate, brown cakes. Excellent.
Licorice - sticky, tingling and bold. Iodine, leather, Marc de Champagne chocolates, some salt and pepper. Very complex.
Long, creamy and soft finish with a slight bitterness.
- revieuw by whiskynotes.be 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.
- I have no idea why others rate this over aged whisky so high.
- single dram note
thanks J J
warming spices - nutmeg and pepper, fruity - exotic fruits, tea, dried fruits, floral - roses, meaty- gravy, sausage, cloves, smoke, dates and some honey
spices - pepper and cinnamon, smoke, gun powder, bitter fruits, fruit syrup, pine apple and some fudge
liquorice, spices, bitter fruits, corn (like bourbon) and sweet sherry notes
- gentle and smooth, also a great spicy influence.
overwelming red fruits, great depth,
best nevis out there ? whiskybase sample. only 17.50 euro