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Ben Nevis 1966

Overall rating
91.85/100
votes
89
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
Market
de Germany
Added on
21 Apr 2015 4:49 pm by Ras Mazunga
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 2.244,25

89 × member ratings

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30 × in collection

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Average 4 x 25 rates

Nose
1
Taste
1
Finish
1
Balance
1
Category Rating
Nose
23
Taste
22
Finish
23
Balance
23

Tastingtags

3 Notes

Falnor
Expert Senior Falnor Tasting note
26 Mar 2016 11:23 pm
Falnor gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Brown sherry
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.

Comments

I found it rather unbalanced, very concentrated and demanding. So, great fun but not your everyday dram to enjoy.

rdavek
Specialist rdavek Note
11 Jul 2015 8:29 pm
rdavek gave this whisky 84 points

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.
Hvdree
Connoisseur Hvdree Review note
13 May 2015 11:32 pm
Hvdree gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
89
Nose
93
Initial taste
88
Body
88
Finish
89
Price
85
Presentation
89
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