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Ben Nevis 1996 WB

Overall rating
86.76/100
votes
175
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

€ 120.00

6 bottles available

Lowest price on Market: € 95.00

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376 × in collection

Average 4 x 25 rates

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Category Rating
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Taste
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Balance
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Tastingtags

33 Notes

hans1971
Expert Senior hans1971 Review note
26 Oct 2017 6:57 pm
hans1971 gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
88.7
Nose
89
Initial taste
89
Body
88
Finish
89
Price
88
Presentation
89
Hans Bolt
KeesV
Expert Junior KeesV Review note
14 Oct 2017 10:17 pm
KeesV gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
88.7
Nose
88
Initial taste
89
Body
90
Finish
89
Price
87
Presentation
88
dram-drinker
Moderator dram-drinker Review note
15 Jul 2017 11:24 pm
dram-drinker gave this whisky 84 points
Weighted Rate
84
Nose
83
Initial taste
84
Body
85
Finish
84
Price
83
Presentation
85
dram-drinker
Moderator dram-drinker Tasting note
15 Jul 2017 11:31 pm
dram-drinker gave this whisky 84 points
Color
Burnished
Nose

Sherry, leathery, nutty, hints of citrus fruits

Taste

Oily, creamy, lemony, subtle sweetness, peppery

Finish

Medium long, warm

Comments

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

St. Pauli
Connoisseur St. Pauli Tasting note
16 Feb 2017 9:29 pm
St. Pauli gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Amontillad
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.

Comments

All in all, this is quite a versatile bottling. It has a good combination of a dirty, meaty profile, along with fruit and spice. 

Cheers! Paul
recursiewhisky
Expert Senior recursiewhisky Tasting note
24 Sep 2016 9:13 am
recursiewhisky gave this whisky 85 points
Color
Amber
Nose

A rich, sweet, juicy and powerful whisky with aromas of dark honey, lush sherry, slightly sour tones, dried fruits (figs, apricots, raisins), vanilla, caramel, subtle soapy tone, toffee, hint of sulphur, berries (raspberries, blueberries, elderberries), apple, pear, cinnamon, green tea, earthy tones, damp cellar, hint of leather, subtle mocha, apricot jam and creamy oak.

Taste

A sweet, creamy and powerful whisky with aromas of licorice root, pepper, vanilla, ginger, nutmeg, subtle sherry tones, greengage, dried fruits (figs, apricots, golden sultanas, subtle dates), tangerines, grapefruit peels, butterscotch, floral tones, hay, caramel, cinnamon, herbal tones (rosemary, thyme, sage), sweet tobacco, hint of walnut, subtle leather and creamy oak.

Finish

A long, warm and slightly drying finish with aromas of pepper, caramel, toffee, dried fruits, backing spices, slightly sour sherry tones, hazelnuts, tannins, hint of molasses and creamy oak.

Comments

This is a nice Ben Nevis that has a good balance between the sweet (candy store/sherry) and savory tones. At the start this whisky comes through as a bit rough and “dirty” but after some aeration time and a wee drop of water it opens up quite nicely. It has a nice layering of flavours and to be frank this one could keep me occupied and quite happy for quite some time.
All in all a lovely and lush expression of Ben Nevis.

Dyno
Expert Senior Dyno Review note
15 Jun 2016 10:02 pm
Dyno gave this whisky 86 points
Weighted Rate
86
Nose
86
Initial taste
86
Body
86
Finish
86
Price
86
Presentation
86
mer1973
Connoisseur mer1973 Review note
21 May 2016 1:30 pm
mer1973 gave this whisky 86 points
Weighted Rate
85.6
Nose
85
Initial taste
84
Body
86
Finish
87
Price
86
Presentation
86
addyhd
Connoisseur addyhd Review note
16 May 2016 12:31 am
addyhd gave this whisky 90 points
Weighted Rate
89.5
Nose
90
Initial taste
88
Body
89
Finish
91
Price
89
Presentation
90
I'd rather have a full bottle in front of me, than a full frontal lobotomy.
rottendon
Connoisseur rottendon Tasting note
17 Mar 2016 10:19 pm
rottendon gave this whisky 87 points
Color
Chestnutoloroso sherry
Nose

Süßlicher, parfümierter Tabak sofort, Pfeifentabak. Nach etwas Standzeit deutlich Sherry, dazu leicht säuerliche Waldbeeren, Quittenbrot und ein darüberliegender Zitrustouch. Der leichte Rauch ist schön mit allem verwoben. Leder und kräftige Gewürze sind auch zu finden. Erwärmt wird die Nase sehr schwer und süß, der Sherry dominiert, lediglich die sauren Beeren können sich noch halten. 

Taste

Extreme, honigartige Süße, dunkler Tannenhonig, der Alkohol entfaltet sich nur langsam. Die Eiche wirft spät einige Tannine und kräftige Gewürze dazu. Menthol ist auch vertreten, nebst ein paar sauren Fassnoten. Das Mundgefühl ist voll und ölig.

Finish

Relativ lang und anfangs ziemlich süß, bevor die Würze übernimmt. Nussig klingt er noch lange aus. 

Comments

Kräftig, würzig und dabei doch ziemlich süß. Eine gut ausgewogene Kombination, die Spaß macht. 

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