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Dew of Ben Nevis 12-year-old

Overall rating
75.80/100
votes
13
Category
Blend
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Special Reserve
Stated Age
12 years old
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
Ceramic Jug
Added on
14 Jul 2014 5:21 pm
UncoloredNon-chillfiltered

Average value

€ 28.69

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13 × member ratings

33 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Dew of Ben Nevis 12-year-old

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 75.80 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 82 points Connoisseur

    [May, 2017]  This review is on the most recent edition of the 12-years old Dew of Ben Nevis as it was served at the end of a distillery tour today.  It does not come in a ceramic jug any longer but in an ordinary dumpy glass bottle instead.

    All in all better than I expected (and no signs of virgin oak here - okay:  12 years ago the cask supply crisis had not started yet).  We will see if Ben Nevis can keep this good profile through the next years to come...
    • Nose
      84 84
      The colour is pale gold with a texture of a few fast legs with almost no tears at all. The nose offers surprisingly some OBF - so did they really add some older casks to this batch? (I cannot believe this, but maybe some were fallen below 40% abv. At least the tour guide still stated this issue and it is nice to see a distillery without a perfect cask management even today - what is good for us drinkers). I like that!
    • Taste
      82 82
      The body is light and mellow on a sweet vanilla and fruity profile, I would call this okayish...
    • Finish
      80 80
      It arrives very smooth and gentle on the palate without any hot or drying moments, better than some of the recently tasted single malts - another nice surprise. The finish is sweet and a little peppery but rather short.

  2. ApricotOne scored this whisky 73 points Expert Senior

    A Bland with a hint of smoke. A mellow one.
    • Nose
      72 72
    • Taste
      73 73
    • Finish
      72 72

  3. Erik Elixir did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of MaltNose: Sweet, toffee, caramel, barley. Little smoke.
    Palate: Good body, malty, some oak. Smoke, sweetness.Finish: Medium, smoky, spicy.

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