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Overall rating
84.52/100
votes
27
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Signatory Vintage (SV)
Bottling serie
The Un-Chillfiltered Collection
Vintage
16.08.1991
Bottled
09.12.2014
Stated Age
23 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Casknumber
2913
Number of bottles
798
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5415281034678
Added on
06 Feb 2015 11:27 am by RoyC
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 81,90

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27 × member ratings

52 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 1991 SV

10 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.52 points

  1. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    A good whisky, but does not show his age.
    • Nose
      intense, fruity, bright fruits, licorice, relatively distinct New Make notes at the beginning, which then recede a little bit over time, some bread dough.
    • Taste
      strong, malty, fruity, slightly dry and slightly oak.
    • Finish
      Fruits, lactic, slightly oak, slightly dry, pleasant.

  2. ddertzaar did not rate this whisky Expert Junior

    No idea what it tasted ... who likes oak notes - and I do - has definitely a great malt. The sour-salty wall unit, which remains in the mouth is awesome.
    • Nose
      salty lemon, strawberries, cherries, herb bed (aniseed, caraway ...), lavender (?), pomace, honey, spicy chocolate in the background
    • Taste
      At the beginning you have floral notes, which then turn into a herbal bed - a walk in the garden ... past the beguiling lovely flowers, to the richly scented herbs. Buttery-soft onset, creamy Furchtkompott (cherries, strawberries ...), which, however, quickly fades away and is replaced by strong oak, in addition to espresso and dark chocolate notes
    • Finish
      long, espresso, dark chocolate, it forms a sweet strawberry counterpoint, which rises in length, however, in the sweet-salty-spicy chocolate

  3. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Tasty, round, oldschooliger and for 46% quite intense sherry.
    • Nose
      Cherries, strong sherry, dark full chocolate, fine spices and old oak plus a bit of heather smoke, all together look very oldschool
    • Taste
      Overripe fruits, berries, but also red apples with some ginger, bitter orange. again a touch of spice, a little chocolate and oily
    • Finish
      Figs, dates, long, dry-warm, very pleasant

  4. squaadgras scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85

  5. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    N: Oh ok, not decay exactly but it’s certainly displaying oddities, rather like the funky Mortlach 21yo WB. So, those oddities translate in the main as over-ripe, stewed & sweet-savoury fruits and a stock [cube/Bovril] meatiness with creaking old oak and, well, a raft of homemade ‘stuff’ Ben Nevis seem to have a talent for producing. 
    T: Hmm, not sure. Bit thin, but also with an old-style, deep, sherried oiliness. Unfortunately it’s somewhat flat. Reminds me of some old, tiring armagnacs from tired/neutral casks.
    F: ,… lingering but faint dark fruit skin, oily, murky, mineral hues and old, oaky sherry. 
    N: i do like its ‘old style’ character and I think the cask gave all it could. Talking of the cask [#2913], I’m wondering [in a geeky pondering kind of way] whether it was previously used for an independent bottling back in 1970. Moon-Import bottled this whisky WB in 1988 meaning the cask could have lay around for a few years waiting to be de-charred/re-charred and re-coopered before going back into service at the same distillery. Very feasible, no?

    Scores a C-

  6. Butz75 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  7. brechtvds scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    a verry sweet mouth watering whisky , but also a verry complex ,rich flavor profile 89/100 
    • Nose
      a verry sweet nose with different fruits some sweet pears,figs,plums apple 

      sweet smoke not a peaty smoke fragrance but more like a smoked meat fragrance some raisins as well even some cinnamon
    • Taste
      mmmm mouth warming creamy,oily some verry clear raisins notes , oak,some nuttiness a hint of peat in the background ,a little hint of pepper spice, some vague sherry notes
    • Finish
      verry long  finish damn i like it ! lots an lots of dark chocolate , lemon ,some sherry notes ,oak , nuts after a while some orange zest 

  8. Archer scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      84 84

  9. Archer scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    A malt with a very individual character. Succeeded!
    • Nose
      A straw-fruity nose with heather in the background. Pleasant sherry occurs as soon as the first impressions have passed - and then dominates.
    • Taste
      With his 46%, he has a very strong start. A taste of cocoa powder dissolved in milk. In addition, there is still a hunch of straw that has been stored for some time. You might think that you also taste the wooden beams of the straw hall. Something citrus-like sweeps through the palate.
    • Finish
      A long, slightly oily finish.

  10. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    delicious and for 65 € a bargain, interesting, unusual Sherryfass-expression
    • Nose
      spicy, fragrant hay, fennel, caraway, then light freshness (lemon, anise), behind it a hint of oak and dark chocolate
    • Taste
      very soft, creamy-oily mouthfeel, spicy hay, herbs (almost herb bitter), then oak, dried fruit, dark chocolate
    • Finish
      long, dark chocolate, camillan

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