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Ben Nevis 1996 TWA

Overall rating
89.08/100
votes
95
Whiskybase ID
WB67358
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
The Whisky Agency (TWA)
Bottling serie
Circus
Vintage
1996
Bottled
2015
Stated Age
18 years old
Casktype
Refill Hogshead
Number of bottles
276
Strength
52.7 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
15/0208 27.02.15
Bottled for
Joint bottling with The Nectar
Added on
27 apr 2015 12:19 pm by Bishlouk
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 397.81

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85 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 1996 TWA

15 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 89.08 points

  1. thijs100 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    A top notch single malt from a cult distillery.
    • Nose
      Fresh with green grapes, granny smith apples, lemon peel and hints of oranges and peaches. Wonderful fruity DNA. A whiff of vanilla custard also, accompanied by honey. Great mix of sweet, fresh and sour.
    • Taste
      Pink grapefruit and tangerines with soft tannins, a whiff of cardboard and a pinch of pepper. A touch of vanilla pods too. Superbly fruity with a great balance.
    • Finish
      Lingering spices and a fresh sweetness.

  2. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  3. Andytka3 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    N- Fat vanilla butter that caught your attention, boiled white fruits, pear with some candy and gum-ish. Sweet notes of creme brulee and full of depth.

    P- Sweet herbs, solvent and oak fragrant. Pickled ginger that gives it a spicy and sweet nuance with scents of sweet spice.

    F- Medium, gingery, warming with peculiar mixes of sweet fruit and oak fragrant. Greasy and full texture. — at The Whisky Bar, Kuala Lumpur.
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  4. wncvirus scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    Nose: Honeycombs, peach, tea items, apple, pear
    Taste: Along with the first sip, you can feel a basket of sweet fruit drenched in honey in your mouth. Also noticeable creaminess in taste
    Rating: 89 | 100 Medium-long finish quite smooth. Well, a very nice dessert whisky. It is nice to taste such flavors. I think that it can be recommended

  5. dram-drinker scored this whisky 89 points Photo Moderator

    Fruity, austere, vanilla - reminds me of some good Irish - pretty good
    • Nose
      89 89
      Vanilla, green fruits, carambol, little leafy, lime peel, honeydew, green apple, wet hay, green banana, hints of exotic fruits, papaya, mango - really not bad
    • Taste
      90 90
      Little punchy, peppery, more papaya, subtle sweetness, honeydew, vanilla, little ginger, green fruits, austere, little herbs - very good
    • Finish
      89 89
      Medium, long, warm, spicy, zesty, peppery, little more punchy, grapefruit, lime peel

  6. Tastingbros scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Full review here:
    https://tastingbros.com/2021/06/23/another-1996-ben-nevis-duo/
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. Baanaanaabob scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Apple honey grapefruit citrus herbs, very enjoyable

  8. stefsel111 scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  9. goran scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    N: floral, perfume limit
    B: ginger, tangy, syrupy
    F: dry fruit, slightly fruity, herbaceous, refreshing bitterness
    The water makes the fruits stand out even more and the grassy side (BT2015)

  10. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    This is real quality, having some again it is my favourite fruity whisky at the moment.

  11. Black Widow did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 165,-€ at Whiskyauction 11/2015

  12. Black Widow did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    This Whisky was sold for 133,-€ at Whiskyauction 10/2015

  13. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  14. lincolnimp scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    WITH WATER

    The nose is more restrained now and some of the fruitiness appears to have gone. There are a few toffee notes now.

    Palate is really good and even sweeter now the water has opened it up a little.

    Finish seems a little longer and still sweet and very smooth.

    I really like Ben Nevis in general and this is an excellent independent bottling.
    • Nose
      The proverbial fruit basket but white fruits, apple, pear and maybe tangerine (sweet orange). Leave it a while and there is honey mixed in.
    • Taste
      Creamy mouthfeel and again very fruity and sweet.

      Honeycomb/cinder toffee, pear, mango.
    • Finish
      Medium length but very smooth with it.

  15. Banzai scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    What a fruitbomb! A lot of tropical fruit, sweet, creamy and spicy, butter, citrus. Great Ben Nevis!
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

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