Ben Nevis 1999 Arc

Overall rating
87.12/100
votes
75
Whiskybase ID
WB72448
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Archives (Arc)
Bottling serie
The Fishes of Samoa
Vintage
13.05.1999
Bottled
21.09.2015
Stated Age
16 years old
Casktype
Hogshead
Casknumber
166
Number of bottles
294
Strength
55.4 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottled for
Joint bottling with ART Taiwan
Added on
30 sep 2015 1:59 pm by Bachess
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 230.36

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Whisky reviews for Ben Nevis 1999 Arc

18 users have left 18 reviews for this whisky. Average rating is 87.12 points.

  1. malthead scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

  2. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Enthusiasm 4/5 Whisky n ° 1318
    • Nose
      Very generous on the caramel. Malta.
    • Taste
      Caramelized and juicy, not ultra-complex. Pleasure and intensity! Rich.

  3. mr.p9 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      86 86

  4. paulmalt scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    typical bourbon matured whisky with a coastle touch. i like the nose better then the taste
    • Nose
      fresh fruit, pear, apple, citrus, bit coastle/salty, grappa. with water; sweeter, a bit floral herbal.
    • Taste
      vanilla, sweet lemon, mixed spices. with water; sweeter, the development is longer
    • Finish
      salty, oak, a bit bitter

  5. Daan Tje scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

  6. stefsel111 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Wtrstrnghlt did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Nose: a whole lot of vanilla and toffee, but surprisingly for me its not to much this time.

    Some herbs, sage. with some water, less vanilla, more herbs. Grapefruit.

    Taste: Soft arrival, but gets spicy. Sweet. With water, sweeter, more pepers, but also creamier.

    Finish: Herbs, peppers, and sage. middle long

    This dram is better with a drop of water

  8. Hare&Copper scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    Single whiskybase sample
    • Nose
      A dirty note. Meaty - beef stock cubes. Yogurt. Salty. Stones. Sulphur. Toffee and fudge. Green apples.
    • Taste
      Barley. Apples and peaches. Nice sweetness. 
    • Finish
      Quite long with barley sugar and apples.

  9. Opeth83 scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Must try this again, because Ben Nevis really grows on me. 
    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  10. ThS scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Artisan yogurt, tangy, fresh, titillating. Strawberry, lemon, as in spray on it. The palate is fat, tart, greedy and light. Final more warm, round, easy to drink. Nice, but a bit simple.

  11. Torfding scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    The alcohol is well integrated, barely noticeable
    • Nose
      Notes of lime and lemon (similar to dishwashing liquid, artificially effective, but with a slightly better effect), bubble gum, caramel, various fruits (peach), vanilla, rum, a bit salty; looks fresh, I think of dense morning mist on dry and green grass
    • Taste
      peppery, old (but not overripe) banana, yellow apples, citrus fruits, wood
    • Finish
      short and refreshing, spicy, fruity

  12. Eilean a' Cheo scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    c:pale white wine

    n:melon but the greenish one which is less sweet,vanilla fudges,a spring morning by the farm up in the mountain fodder and grass with all the early morning moisture,overripe pears and unripened bananas,spicy fruitiness,vanilla icecream with rum and raisins...overall a nice combination of the bourbon barrel sweetness and the more brutal ben nevis character

    great nose au naturel..I am impressed
    m: a bit harsh and woody without water with a fruit salad composed of pears, unripened bananas sour peaches,greenish melon,lemon zest and grapefruits sauce plus some white pepper with water gets sweeter... time and breathing also helps..honey, hot waffles with maple syrup..sweeter banana notes,raisins and cereals coated with milk chocolatef:a bit short but fresh, fruity with the extra wood spicies..gets loner the more you sip

    a nose that worths 91

    a palate which needs time and a teaspoon of water to reach 88-89

    and a finish that strengthens by keep sipping

    so a 89 seems fair

  13. BeatF scored this whisky 84 points Photo Moderator

    leathery, lime, grapefruit, but also not Cytrus-like fruits, then some vanilla, rather complex

  14. KayMeertens scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Note from a 2cl sample from Whiskybase. 86/87.
    • Nose
      Instantly recognisable as a Ben Nevis, with a typical dominant note of salted caramel fudge. Furthermore vanilla, peach, apple and a mineral touch. With water less of that dirty toffee and more fruity: some extra peach and perhaps a little strawberry.
    • Taste
      Fudge, apple, peach, banana, citrus and pepper.
    • Finish
      Vanilla toffee, peach and a little leather.

  15. thijs100 scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Is this good whisky? Yes. Plenty of flavours and aromas, no off-notes. It's not exactly my preferred profile, so you won't see this on my whisky shelf. But I figure that if you like Ben Nevis, than you can't go wrong with this.
    • Nose
      A whiff of pickled lemon, then marzipan and bubblegum. Luckily no metallic notes like I usually find in Ben Nevis. It has a dirty (almost briny) side too. Wet cardboard and hay. Maybe a tad too sharp. Fairly complex and certainly interesting.
    • Taste
      Nice oily mouthfeel. Lots of citrus, mainly lemons, but also some grapefruit and orange peel. Also some pineapples and peach, with some aniseed. Pretty herbaceous.
    • Finish
      Grapefruit, prunes and aniseed. Ends on a grassy note. Pretty long.

  16. Butei scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

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

  17. joep scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

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

  18. Hvdree scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

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