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Overall rating
91.96/100
votes
102
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Vintage
05.1966
Bottled
11.2014
Stated Age
48 years old
Casktype
Dark Sherry Cask
Casknumber
3644
Number of bottles
137
Strength
44.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Alambic Classique
Added on
21 Apr 2015 4:22 pm by Ras Mazunga
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 2244.25

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102 × member ratings

35 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 1966

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 91.96 points

  1. ffmdino did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    What a hammer painter, very different from what I know so far, dominant notes for me wood and Paxarette ?? (was this used here you could call the palate and finish "funny"
    • Nose
      very old worn leather !!!, wild berry, plums, moist wood chips, slightly sweet, some sherry and raisins later: wine and frankincense
    • Taste
      soft, silky and oily on the palate again clearly leather !!!!, some espresso, tender raisins, oak, spicy, bitterness and that gets stronger and something that I call old damp cardboard
    • Finish
      seeeeehr long !!!!, clearly oak is stronger, bitter, astringent !!

  2. Falnor scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    I found it rather unbalanced, very concentrated and demanding. So, great fun but not your everyday dram to enjoy.
    • Nose
      There is a odd sourness at first. Not fruity like grapes or lemon, more like wax with cherries. Sawdust and antik furniture. Dried leaves and herbal. Also tobacco and sigars. Mon Cheri, the chocolate with cherrie flavour in it.
    • Taste
      Cold tea with the bag still in after an hour, yeah really that brownish tea. Pure and rather bitter cacao, again lots of wood and sawdust. Cherries both fresh and from a jar. Cold espresso.
    • Finish
      Dry red grapes with wood. Sultanas and herbs. I found nettle as a herb or that kind of tea.

  3. rdavek scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    This is an interesting old Ben Nevis.  High marks for complexity, though I didn't find all the flavors very pleasant.  

    The nose is classic Ben Nevis with the funky sourness that we all know, and some of us love.  It's on the palate that things get a little off track in my opinion.  Again the classic Ben Nevis profile is there, but it is accompanied by some soapy wet cardboard flavors with I don't care for.  

    I would definitely recommend that Ben Nevis fans find a sample if they can, but try it before spending this much on a full bottle.

  4. Hvdree scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

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