Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Cadenhead (CA)
Bottling serie
Authentic Collection
Stated Age
16 years old
Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
51.2 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
09 Oct 2015 11:25 am by DDiep
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 87.00

3 × in wishlist

24 × member ratings

28 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 1998 CA

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.59 points

  1. theograph scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Salt, wax, lemon and a few tropical fruits with honey - that's a great mix!
    For me an underrated Ben Nevis!
    • Nose
      Salt, wax and citrus at the beginning, orange and tropical fruits (maracujaa, mango, kiwi) follow, also mint and leathery aromas are in the nose, earthy and liquid wax again and clear marimite impressions!
    • Taste
      Maritime-salty on the palate, again clearly wax, lemon zest, malt sweetness and honey are clearly through, a little glue and an association to juniper, herbs such as rosemary, fennel and mint, pleasantly earthy; not as pronounced tropical-fruity as the nose, but again clearly maritime! And the green, slightly sour apples are not to be forgotten!
    • Finish
      Medium long, pleasant, dry and with not too little lemon out the back!

  2. Cask Is King scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    Fruity and honeyed.. A sweet and quite delicious dram.

  3. Abtbernardus scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    Tasty nose of fruit and honey. Also a bit of candle-like odor, perhaps rather yeast, which I personally experience less pleasantly. However, the taste makes a lot of good and the aftertaste is quite long and hot and spicy
    • Nose
      79 79
      Fruity, honey, yeast
    • Taste
      82 82
      Pepper, nut-oily but also fruity (pineapple, green apple, kiwi, ...). A bit salty on the tongue but also the taste of yeast or ...? Maybe to refute to herbs that I still like. (Rosemary?)
    • Finish
      80 80
      Pretty finish, but not a real sticker.

  4. Mascht scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Citrus, wax, vanilla
    • Taste
      Wax, cow dung
    • Finish
      very long

  5. Lady Dram did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

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

  6. dram-drinker scored this whisky 85 points Moderator

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

  7. dram-drinker scored this whisky 85 points Moderator

    Interesting whisky, probably not my favorite but not bad at all
    • Nose
      Very salty sea breeze, buttery, vanilla, green fruits
    • Taste
      Very oily, waxy, spicy, peppery, roasted nuts, sesame oil, fruity, pears, pineapples, subtle sweetness
    • Finish
      Medium long and warm, more citrusy in the end

  8. Fable scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      83 83

  9. DDiep did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Cadenhead's official tasting notes:

    Nose: Olive oil, green apples and freshly baked bread. Sesame seeds and maple syrup.
    Taste: Whole pineapples, white pepper and some grassy notes and then mango and pears.
    Finish: Big chewy oily finish. Quite industrial but becoming fresher with some gooseberries and custard creams


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