Ben Nevis 1966

Overall rating
92.51/100
votes
42
Whiskybase ID
WB6306
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottling serie
Fort William Limited
Vintage
1966
Bottled
1992
Stated Age
26 years old
Strength
59.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Market
jp Japan
Added on
01 feb 2009 11:26 am
Cask Strength

Average value

€ 2314.25

9 × in wishlist

42 × member ratings

14 × in collection

Whisky reviews for Ben Nevis 1966

6 users have left 6 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 92.51 points.

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 95 points Connoisseur

    [July, 2022] Last night we did another of these 3M-tastings (Mega-Monster-Marathon) in memoriam of good old Roland (R.I.P.) who introduced me into the wonderful world of single malt whisky: Six people, six hours and sixty drams (small measures only, because otherwise we would have ended up at the hospital).

    In such a setting it is neither possible nor does it make any sense to write detailed notes hence take my scores with a grain of salt. This was the menu after a "warm-up" with four private cask samples (not rated):

    01) Aberlour Glenlivet 1965, 8 years old, dumpy square bottle, pale colour, 50% WB5993 ~ 90 points
    02) Aberlour Glenlivet 8 years old, dumpy square bottle, dark colour, 50% WB158028 ~ 92 points
    03) Springbank 1973 Samaroli Ageing Monography, 15 years, 50% WB21389 ~ 93 points
    04) Caol Ila 1978 GM, casks 5347-351, 11553-564, 13 years, 63.7% WB29413 ~ 91 points
    05) Slim Cowell's Personal Selection II (Glen Garioch), 1972, 15 years, 60.0% WB45342 ~ 95 points
    06) Slim Cowell's Personal Selection III (Glen Garioch), 1973, 15 years, 60.5% WB146707 ~ 94 points
    07) Slim Cowell's Personal Selection IV (Glen Garioch), 1975, 15 years, 56.0% WB143920 ~ 93 points
    08) Glen Cawdor 1976 (Glen Garioch), Samaroli, 57.0% WB121474 ~ 92 points
    09) Inchgower1974 TWA private stock, 37 years, 60.6% WB28329 ~ 92 points
    10) Bowmore 1989 TWA private stock, 22 years, 43.9% WB28483 ~ 89 points
    11) Caol Ila 1984 TWA private stock, 27 years, 49.5% WB34021 ~ 92 points
    12) Caperdonich 1972 SV Sailing Ships, casks 7130-2, 16 years, 40% WB23773 ~ 91 points
    13) Irish Single Malt 1989 TWA for TWE, 27 years, 46.8% WB108763 ~ 91 points (unusual double distillation only at Bushmills)
    14) Tamnavulin 1966 TWA private stock, 44 years, 44.9% WB18650 ~ 91 points
    15) Aultmore 1974 TWA private stock, 37 years, 41.2% WB28676 ~ 92 points
    16) Clynelish 1972 TWA private stock, 38 years, 45.8% WB17240 ~ 95 points
    17) Glenfarclas 1969 SV dumpy, casks 52-54, 20 years, 58.2% WB12666 ~ 93 points
    18) Fragments Of Scotland Orkney 1977, Samaroli, bottled 1988 50% WB3972 ~ 92 points (Highland Park)
    19) Old Pulteney Pure Highland Malt, GM 8 years, 40% WB151788 ~ 90 points
    20) Laphroaig 10 years Cask Strength 1000ml, very first (test) batch for duty free only, 57.3% WB38563 ~ 95 points (very fruity, contains mid-70ies stuff most probably)
    21) Oban 13 years The Manager's Dram, bottled 1990, 62.0% WB9873 ~ 88 points
    22) Bruichladdich 1968 Stillman's Reserve, 25 years, 45% WB113139 ~ 90 points
    23) Macallan 1965 OB, bottled 1983, 17 years, 43% WB11236 ~ 93 points
    24) Lagavulin 12 years, old green ink label, 43% WB13018 ~ 95 points (very dark colour due to high share of sherry casks)
    25) Lagavulin 12 years, old white label without glass horse, 43% WB56654 ~ 93 points
    26) Ben Nevis 15 years, OB bottled 1981 40% no WB id ~ 93 points
    27) Talisker 1953 GM, old CC label, 24 years, 43% WB16701 ~ 92 points
    28) Ardbeg 1974 GM, new map label, bottled 2003, 43% WB7855 ~ 93 points
    29) Ardbeg 1974 GM, old map label, bottled 1996, 40% WB6301 ~ 92 points
    30) Ardbeg 1974 GM, old map label, bottled 1994, 40% WB12156 ~ 93 points
    31) Ardbeg 1974 GM, old map label, bottled 1993, 40% WB17457 ~ 93 points
    32) Ardbeg 1974 GM, old map label, bottled 1991, 40% WB33242 ~ 94 points
    33) Springbank 15 years, brown ceramic book, 43% WB57174 ~ 93 points
    34) Bruichladdich 1965 GM, casks 5525,5530,5531, 25 years, 53.5% WB16888 ~ 90 points
    35) Bruichladdich 1966 Moon Reserva Veronelli, bottled 1983, 53.5% WB14053 ~ 92 points
    36) Ardbeg 1974 SSMC, cask #4377 19 years, 55.1% WB11798 ~ 94 points
    37) Aberfeldy 19 years The Manager's Dram, bottled 1991, 61.3% WB26 ~ 93 points
    38) Rosebank 15 years Unblended Single Malt, 75cl Zenith Italia, 50% WB3455 ~ 91 points
    39) Ardbeg 1967 DL, 32 years, 185 bottles, 47.5% WB5563 ~ 90 points (unusual green colour, strange taste)
    40) Brora 1971 DL OMC, 29 years, 258 bottles, 50% WB3925 ~ 96 points
    41) Longmorn 1969 GM Limburg Whisky Fair, cask #3724, 38 years, 54.6% WB3697 ~ 93 points
    42) Springbank 1965 Alte Tabakstube, cask MM 1980, 30 years, 53.8% WB12393 ~ 94 points
    43) Ardbeg 1973 Dun Eideann, cask #3933, 17 years, 55.4% WB17211 ~ 95 points
    44) Ardbeg 1972 Dun Eideann, cask #3444, 18 years, 58.9% WB22995 ~ 94 points
    45) Longmorn 1972 GM, cask #1078, 38 years, 53.9% WB22210 ~ 93 points
    46) Glen Garioch 1968 OB, cask #614, 29 years, 54.4% WB7312 ~ 94 points
    47) Springbank 1966 OB, cask #489, bottle 157, 31 years, 52.0% WB8801 ~ 96 points
    48) Talisker 1955 GM, cask #1315, 37 years, 50.4% WB23839 ~ 94 points
    49) Ben Nevis 1966, OB 75cl, 26 years, 59.0% WB6306 ~ 95 points
    50) Ben Nevis 1966, OB 75cl, 25 years, 59.0% WB28465 ~ 96 points
    51) Bowmore 1971 Sestante, 14 years, 57.7% WB53113 (but different label) ~ 95 points
    52) Bowmore 1966 DL, cask #3317, 40 years, 43.2% WB2192 ~ 97 points
    53) Avonside Pure Highland Malt 1938, 33 years, sherry wood, 43% WB157130 ~ 91 points (very interesting dill herbal flavours)
    54) Laphroaig 1966 SV dumpy, cask #559, bottled 1996, 48.6% WB8206 ~ 95 points
    55) Laphroaig 1967 SV dumpy, cask #2957, bottled 1994, 50.1% WB3139 ~ 95 points
    56) Ardbeg Over 10-years old, CA dumpy for SCOMA, 58.5% WB46394 ~ 94 points

    No more drams this evening! And please remember: Whisky was rather made for drinking than for herding...

  2. dram-drinker scored this whisky 92 points Photo Moderator

    Spicy, herbal, complex and deep woody notes - very good
    • Nose
      92 92
      Pencil shavings indeed, dried fruits, chocolate, toffee, brown sugar, little molasses, tobacco, old wood, nutmeg, spices, little raisins, acacia honey, little dusty, litle leafy and herbal - very good
    • Taste
      92 92
      Oily, creamy, subtle sweetness, more pencil shavings, toffee and chocolate, nutty and sherry wood, spices and herbs, little molasses and tobacco, little leafy and grassy notes - still good
    • Finish
      91 91
      Medium long, warm, spicy, woody, little herbal

  3. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    Pencil shavings, dark fruits, chocolate, orange, cinammon, very nice

  4. EJS scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Compass, Den Hoorn, September 11, 2021

  5. PEATYBOI scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

  6. tebond968 scored this whisky 94 points Expert Senior

    Ben Nevis 26y 1966, 59%, OB for Japan
    Hola, what a blissful nose! Gorgeous sweet and waxy sherry with a huge amount of fruitiness. Banana (not too ripe yet), pineapple, orange (ripe), dried apricot, figs ... Associations of coffee, cake, honey, antique shop, polished oak furniture, spices (many spices, nutmeg and ginger), tobacco, cigarette box , pfff, you can go on and on endlessly. Absolute top nose. Better than all other 1966 people I already had, this goes deeper, is fuller, is more complex. The same is true for the taste. The sweet and the bitter in perfect harmony. Caramel sauce, nuts (sweetened, think of coupe brésilienne), fruit, herbs, beautiful oak, raisins, old rum, a little smoke ... Finish? From the same sheet of pants. Absolutely beautiful Ben Nevis! 94/100 http://onversneden.com/2011/05/21/intermezzo-fulldram-supertasting/

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