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Ben Nevis 1996 WB

Overall rating
86.82/100
votes
193
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Whiskybase.com (WB)
Bottling serie
60.000 bottles on the wall
Vintage
11.1996
Bottled
02.2015
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
2121
Number of bottles
606
Strength
50.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
15/02075 02.03.15
Added on
18 Mar 2015 11:47 am by Bachess
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 125,00

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Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 1996 WB

37 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.82 points

  1. Bishlouk scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    (note at the opening of the bottle)

    Very sulfurous nose, dried fruits. Behind the sulfur of sweet caramel. Wet cardboard.

    Mouth violent. Strong alcohol. Caramelized dried fruits. Quite unbalanced.

    Finale: Heat of alcohol, pepper. Difficult. With water: Much better! Rounder, less alcoholic, sweet. Final explosive anyway.

  2. Vladimir Ziryanov scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    very drinkable, the same sherry whisky that stands out from the cohort of one-sided and identical
    • Nose
      89 89
      all the above-mentioned dirt-earthiness was clearly felt, but not as powerful as, for example, in 10-year-old releases, and towards the end the dram developed into a dried pear, and citruses were also good
    • Taste
      88 88
      the aroma continues, but the spices begin to appear, the body is a bit watery, the structure and power are not enough
    • Finish
      89 89
      already dominance of spices and some oranges

  3. JacobaEd scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  4. mr.p9 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. Xstream scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Sweet, nesquick cocoa, caramel, spicy, little bit medicinal. Medium dry finish.

  6. hans1971 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  7. KeesV scored this whisky 89 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  8. dram-drinker scored this whisky 84 points Moderator

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      84 84

  9. dram-drinker scored this whisky 84 points Moderator

    Fortunately the leathery note on the nose wasn't on the palate as it is a little bit pointing to some sulphur - all in all pretty drinkable
    • Nose
      Sherry, leathery, nutty, hints of citrus fruits
    • Taste
      Oily, creamy, lemony, subtle sweetness, peppery
    • Finish
      Medium long, warm

  10. St. Pauli scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    All in all, this is quite a versatile bottling. It has a good combination of a dirty, meaty profile, along with fruit and spice. 
    • Nose
      Ahhh, a typical Ben Nevis :). Earthy, with roots, licorice, tobacco, a slight burnt caramel and sulphur note (but pleasantly), peated water (did you ever try?), fresh coriander cinnamon, flor (from the sherry) and a lot of dried fruits. It's not elegant, but very entertaining.
    • Taste
      Thick, creamy toffee and vanilla, again this peated water, sulphur, flor, and dried fruit. This time, some freshly squeezed orange juice comes into play too. The earthy side is more on the background now. After a while, the dirty profile (with camphor) gets louder again.
    • Finish
      The finish is moderate, a tad salty, earthy, with spices and dried fruits. Salty licorice, tobacco, cinnamon, clove, dates, figs, sultanas and prunes.

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