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Overall rating
86.38/100
votes
10
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Douglas McGibbon (McG)
Bottling serie
McGibbon's Provenance
Vintage
Winter 1996
Bottled
Spring 2008
Stated Age
11 years old
Casktype
One Sherry Finished Butt
Casknumber
DMG 4236
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
22 Jan 2009 8:28 am
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 40.00

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10 × member ratings

5 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 1996 McG

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.38 points

  1. zinaf scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    what a great Ben Nevis. I thoroughly enjoyed this dram both times when I tried it.
    btw what does "one sherry finished butt means"?
    • Nose
      wow, it's a candy bag; sweet flowers; cherry jam
    • Taste
      sweet; mouth coating; good body; nicely sherried. delicious
    • Finish
      short to medium; nice spices; there is sweetness as well.

  2. Furtia scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      81 81
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  3. Lafroy scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Nose gives the sense of varnish, spirits, fruit and citrus notes, watermelon, almonds and spring flowers. Additionally, some notes of sherry oak and marmalade.
    • Taste
      It starts with huge sweet, honey, fruits and spices, watermelon, light spirits, some chocolate with alcohol filling.
    • Finish
      Medium long, very sweet and smoothing.

  4. Sir Provenance did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Original Tasting Notes:Massively spiced and gingery on the nose – softening as it warms to a more caramelised, sweet nature. With a spicey tang on the palate, detect also syrupy, gristy and fruity influences – maybe even some mocha, all running to a barley, spiced, coffee, style and lightly mentholated finish. (F)

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