Ben Nevis 1996 MBa

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Maltbarn (MBa)
Bottling serie
No. 45
Stated Age
19 years old
Bourbon Cask
Number of bottles
50.9 % Vol.
700 ml
Added on
17 Oct 2015 9:02 pm by ted.striker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 308.00

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Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 1996 MBa

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.76 points

  1. Calmar scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Molt is very simple, young, but pleasant, there are few derivatives, but they are well balanced and, for all straightness, they set a certain depth.
    • Nose
      Restrained, dry, sweet, light honey pastry notes with tingling mineral shades - grindstone, stone crumbs, tablets in the shell, light vegetable shades - cabbage, daikon; some fresh wood, lemon peel.
    • Taste
      Sufficiently dense, woody-mineral with an admixture of mineral-industrial hues, metallic notes, tablet sweetness, lemon in sweet tea.
    • Finish
      Soft, warming, sweet and sour with a metallic hue, light sulfur-mineral tones, a little ginger, a slight, sour tingling, as if licked a battery.

  2. TheKnight scored this whisky 86 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. Georges scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Fruity (melon, passion fruit), porridge, cider apples, linseed oil
    • Taste
      Fruity (strawberries, apples, oranges, peaches), citrus, waxy, buttery
    • Finish
      Rather long, citrus, sweet, ginger, syrupy

  4. kot1803 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      83 83

  5. Mephisto scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      84 84

  6. Mephisto scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    A very nice one, especially the oily feeling on the tongue is outstanding for me.
    • Nose
      Impressive, apple and bulb. Really fresh and fruity. Sweet raisins, hints of sweet wine. It pinches a bit in the nose (50.9 Vol.%).
    • Taste
      The tastes evolves in the mouth to a fully and strong taste with an oily, viscous behaviour. A lot of spices, nicely wooden. Like malt and honey, raisins or sweet grapes.
    • Finish
      Bitter and herbs/spices again, dark chocolate and oak.

  7. Hare&Copper scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Single Whiskybase sample.
    • Nose
      Odd. Chalk. Butter. Beer/hops. Raisins. Herbs. Greenhouse. A little dirty. Soot.
    • Taste
      Creamy, honey. Green apples. Herbal bitters.
    • Finish
      Medium. More drying oak. Beer.

  8. toklian scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    Serge says:

    Ben Nevis 19 yo 1996/2015 (50,9%, Maltbarn, bourbon, 121 bottles)
    Colour: white wine. Nose: the narrowest so far, with some fresh butter,
    custard, lager, and lamp oil at first nosing, then rather porridge and,
    once again, chalk. Much less ‘wham-bam’ than the sherried 1998 for
    sure. With water: the trademark sourness is back. Craft ales and ciders.
    Mouth (neat): creamier and fresher, certainly cleaner than most Ben
    Nevisses. Tangerines and apples (goldens), with this feeling of Fanta
    again. Fizzy orange juice. Not too ripe apricots. With water: becomes
    rounder, creamier, and more on tinned fruits (peaches). There’s also a
    little porridge again in the background, with touches of ginger and
    white pepper. Finish: medium, rather clean for Ben Nevis. Some muscovado
    sugar. Comments: another one that’s excellent, it’s just a notch less
    idiosyncratic. SGP:551 - 85 points.

  9. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      85 85


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