Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
The Whisky Mercenary (TWM)
Stated Age
18 years old
50.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Whisky Troef Malt Whisky Club
Belgium Belgium
Added on
18 dec 2014 8:58 pm by namelessone
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 95.00

13 × in wishlist

26 × member ratings

46 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Ben Nevis 1996 TWM

7 users have left 7 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 88.25 points.

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Boy, what a pleasant
    surprise! The boys from Whisky Troef can be rightfully proud of this club
    bottling. Available for 95 EUR.
    • Nose
      The nose is hearty
      and rich on peach, brown sugar, burnt malt, a touch of banana, caramelized
      oranges (loads of it, actually) and a whiff of nougat. Reminds me of the fruit
      mix with cookies that you serve a baby. Yoghurt. Becomes nicely creamy. This is
      off to a good start.
    • Taste
      Wonderfully full,
      creamy and spicy on the palate. Feisty animal. Immediately sweet with an oaken
      edge. The citrus evolves towards slightly bitter grapefruit. Nice trace of
      woodsmoke. Apricots drenched in honey. Pepper, ginger, bit of cloves. Something
      mentholated too. There is a lot going on here.
    • Finish
      The finish is pretty
      long and very spicy. It dies a bittersweet death.

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  3. bvrsky scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  4. JNuyts scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  5. Cubey666 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Tasted at Whisky in Leiden 2018
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. Hvdree scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  7. DDiep did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Quote by Serge Valentin, Whiskyfun 1-22-2015:

      Colour: gold. Nose: this baby’s very extremely close to the previous 1996, except that the passion fruits and maybe notes of melon seem to come earlier. With water: same farmyardy notes. Mouth (neat): very similar again. Passion fruits, peaches, jellybeans, a very wee touch of salt… With water: again, extremely similar. Pink grapefruits, sweets, jell-o, ginger and pepper… The salt is gone, it seems. Finish: rather long, with some tinned fruits, liqueurs, this ginger again, a little quinine perhaps… And a touch of soot. Comments: really very close – so very good, I think. The cleanest side of Ben Nevis. SGP:552 – 86 points.

  8. yapi scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Well, I like Ben Nevis in general, that is, mind you, only the good stuff. 

    And this one surely makes me realize I'll have to look more into 96 Ben Nevis. The MOS 16yo was great, the 15yo OB's were amazing… 

    This one has again exactly that nose I'm looking for. Big on banana's and brown sugared butter milk. And indeed, as mark stated, the baby's fruit mix with Betterfood. My youth starts rolling out in my mind… that's why I'm having this baby right now in the morning! Old breakfast habit nose!!!! 

    The flavor has the same with a good creaminess with some wood bitters. Great great stuff. This really rocks my boat! Great selection, and what a bottling to have as a Clubbotteling. 


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