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Overall rating
65.13/100
votes
92
Category
Spirit
Distillery
Bottler
Whiskybroker.co.uk (WhB)
Vintage
15.03.1966
Bottled
10.04.2015
Stated Age
49 years old
Casktype
Vatting of Six Hogsheads
Number of bottles
524
Strength
29.5 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 500 ml
Added on
16 Apr 2015 9:25 am by Matti
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 447,70

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92 × member ratings

133 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 1966 WhB

23 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 65.13 points

  1. ASWhisky scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    I like the underproofed old Mr. Ben Nevis better than the others here

    freshly poured is better for him than staying around longer

    Sourdough bread floats in lilac with a tiny shot of cucumber water
    the flowery comes along with sweet ripe yellow fruit
    I have the beautiful big reddish French apricots there
    that are always so soft and seductive
    some toffee and red sweet glaze of love apples

    a sweet old grandpa - I like him
    his powers are just limited;)
    its smell is pleasantly soft and fruity
    I taste a nice old potential
    he clearly lacks the bite
    he is toothless
    but soft and has many nice notes
    especially I feel the mature skin of warm sweet french apricots
    its acidity changes into marzipan with lilac water
    in the finish he lacks the long-lasting
    he is like an old grandpa - to love, but not more exciting

  2. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    not a typical whiskey - crazy, interesting and for the issue price (25 € / 55cl) more than a bargain, if you like fancy things, for the age downright ridiculously cheap
    • Nose
      First impression when opening the bottle: medicine, cough syrup. Glass: herbs, haystack, mint, eucalyptus, later sour-fruity notes, fermenting fallen fruit, cucumber sweet and sour
    • Taste
      only at the first impression a bit lax, longer time in the mouth makes the aromas act: again hay and herbs, slightly bitter noble mold note, some acidity, old, dusty, dry wood, herbal bitters
    • Finish
      rather long, herbal bitters, oak

  3. Archer scored this whisky 65 points Connoisseur

    The nose is still thinking: it's not that bad after all. But then...
    It has been quite interesting to try such an old boy, but thank you, more than 2-4cl really does not need it.
    • Nose
      Sour bread notes, marzipan and menthol (Wick Vaporup). Despite its 29.5% light alcohol, as in overturned perfume. Floral and fruity notes, but always sour, almost foul. In between herb bitter, oaky, nutty.
      Again and again the alcohol flashes through.
    • Taste
      Ah yes. Damned rotten wood, gammelige mushrooms, rotten fruits. Violent oak, but thin and watery. A kind of fruit wafts over everything, clearly rotten. Besides rot and gum, it can not do much on the tongue.
    • Finish
      Not too short, too long for my taste, but the bamboo oak that squeezes on the tongue, just not tasty enough.

  4. mister glenfarclas scored this whisky 40 points Connoisseur

    Very nice and interesting nose. The taste and finish are not suited for enjoyment at all. The missing alcohol is not even the worst part here.
    • Nose
      Smooth and buttery right away. Lots of vanilla, caramel, butterscotch candy. Gentle, malty nose. Quite herbal as well. Then again the smell of dried cat food, that I had with some (in my opinion) overaged whiskies before. A little sourish as well. Injera bread at its best.
    • Taste
      Quite interesting, however kinda diluted start. Then suddenly overly sour. Rotten vegetables. The injera bread again, however kinda moist and mouldy. Like having a moisty, vinegar soaked chop of old oak in your mouth. Not tasty at all.
    • Finish
      Short finish, luckily. Bitter-sour oakinsee. Better than the taste, but still not enjoyable.

  5. Kantenmechaniker scored this whisky 56 points Connoisseur

    The nose is initially quite good, but then becomes rougher and not so pleasant. Taste indisputable .....
    • Nose
      Very sweet and fruity, marzipan with overripe yellow fruit, does not immediately make an unusual impression or as if it were over it, sweetish grapefruit, slightly sour, and also a bit bitter and bitter as the skin of the citrus, on the whole quite a bit too verriechen After some time in the air, a bready note is added, suddenly also gammliges wood, caraway, spicy
    • Taste
      watery, boah wood, sour, oak, gammlig, tart, lacks any power, almost like a juice or syrup pressed from oak, the grapefruit is here too
    • Finish
      Rear still jumbled fruits stored in an old woodshed, becoming increasingly bitter

  6. Helgo scored this whisky 65 points Connoisseur

    No question: The price / age ratio is very good and even if this whiskey "unexpected" divine, the price is absolutely fine.
    The nose is still relatively interesting and plays a proper maturation. Although a bit sour here.
    However, the part then plays crazy in the mouth. Very sour and bread dough. Bitter and rot notes. Fermented drupes and then an unspectacular mid-length finish.
    The acid remains in the memory and does not really want to disappear!
    It was nice, but I do not have to have it again ;-)
    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      62 62
    • Finish
      56 56

  7. Noface83 scored this whisky 55 points Specialist

    Liquid sourdough bread with a lot of caraway - that does not have to be. Interesting but not more.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      40 40
    • Finish
      40 40

  8. Tom na Gruagaich scored this whisky 60 points Connoisseur

    It tastes a bit like homeopathic medicine stored in oak barrels. Very herbaceous notes. Not quite my case.
    • Nose
      Sweetish, herbal. Lots of oak, menthol, slightly sour
    • Taste
      of course, little alcohol. Tart, fruity, oak and herbs.
    • Finish
      medium long, tart oak, slightly dusty.

  9. Gloin did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Interesting stuff. It still smells of whiskey in the nose and you do not notice the low alcohol level. It smells of overripe fruit, apples and pears. In the mouth it all looks a bit thin. And it gets even more fruity. It tastes like a mixture of a fruit schnapps and a grappa. But it does not really have anything to do with whiskey.

  10. pippo g scored this whisky 79 points Expert Senior

    How does oak taste? Exactly so and that is not wrong.

    It makes me wonder that people rate it as "negative".

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