Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Meadowside Blending (MBl)
Bottling serie
The Maltman
Stated Age
15 years old
Fresh Oloroso Sherry Cask
Number of bottles
49.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
11 nov 2014 5:25 pm by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 85.00

6 × in wishlist

29 × member ratings

35 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Ben Nevis 1999 MBl

9 users have left 9 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 85.63 points.

  1. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Like, 75 € for UA / SC / CS / Sherry ... you can do that. The goes rather in the direction of interesting as wet-Sherryfass-brätschsüß.
    • Nose
      Fairly mild, nothing bites, first fresh, sour, more vinegar than wine, then drier, dustier, just a little sweetness, a touch of wine gums, and there is still some musty, so several days old coffee filter with a touch of mushroom. Reads up a little whimsical, but actually smells quite good.
    • Taste
      it starts immediately with Ricola and cough drops (something usually comes in the direction of the finish), clear sherry, chocolate truffle, a lot of pepper and something fruity, between dry red wine and blackberry juice ... intense in flavor, but feels a bit "thinner" than 49% at.
    • Finish
      the blackberry wine (gummi) note and cough syrup are still there for a short while, pepper and a slight bitterness stay longer

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  3. Whiskysasa scored this whisky 85 points Newbie

    • Nose
      85 85
      Mocha, coffee grounds, fermented fruits, musty leather, dark chocolate. Very light sulfur.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Sweet, sulfur, in short extremely fermented fruits. Brown sugar.
    • Finish
      80 80
      In short, mocha, coffee grounds.

  4. MacArthur scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

  5. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. MadScientist scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      86 86

  7. LiquidThoughts scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Simply cool, great sherry barrel, probably. not a usual but my taste meets it.
    • Nose
      Very sweet-sweet sherry tannins, brown caramel, dates in bulk, figs, berries, fresh leather, then becomes drier
    • Taste
      First mocha with lots of berry fruit, some leather, then more and more ginger bread, chocolates, chocolate, Christmas spices, brandy, blackberry liqueur
    • Finish
      Long, great Sherrynoten stay behind, berries, figs, mocha

  8. Koalafant scored this whisky 65 points Expert Senior

    On the palate, clearly better than in the nose, but still (for my taste) with significant weaknesses. 65/100
    • Nose
      First, a sourish wine note penetrates my nose. Then it is slightly pungent and it comes to moderate leather notes
    • Taste
      Not definable and strange ... but quite interesting
    • Finish
      Long and burning

  9. didi1893 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    For me no sherry monster, but very intense sherry and fruit. The nose is really great and the taste is delicious. Ben Nevis is my thing.
    • Nose
      The first nosing flows fruity sherry in my nose. Raisins, dates and dark fruits mix with fruity sherry. A touch of chocolate and coffee mixes with the slightly nose-biting alcohol. The voluminous fruit becomes more and more intense.
    • Taste
      Nearly 50%, so a few drops of water. Voluminous sherry. Fine fruit and a slightly bitter woody aroma follow the sherry. Again, this subtle Moder, slight bizzeling on the palate. Subtle spiciness, a hint of pepper mixes with espresso and chocolate. Another fruity sherry.
    • Finish
      Very intense and fruity at first. Medium long and subtly bitter. Very slowly the fruit follows a fine slightly bitter nuttiness.

  10. mono scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Very nice sherried Ben Nevis, my favourite so far.
    Water works well.
    • Nose
      Alcohol @ 49,5% well integrated but it needs some time and air to reward with a nice and complex sherry nose with lots of toffee and toasted oak.
    • Taste
      Coffee, dark chocolate, gingernut biscuits.
    • Finish
      Medium long, toasted almonds and dry sherry oak.


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