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Overall rating
87.36/100
votes
14
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Meadowside Blending (MBl)
Bottling serie
The Maltman
Vintage
05.1996
Bottled
10.2015
Stated Age
19 years old
Casktype
Fino Sherry Cask
Casknumber
789
Number of bottles
182
Strength
47.5 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
27 Nov 2015 8:33 am by QuarterCentury
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 93.97

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14 × member ratings

24 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 1996 MBl

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.36 points

  1. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  2. DerDennis! scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Very decent whisky with a lot of wax, petals, teen notes and a strong sharpness. Light ash and matchstick sulfur make it very interesting ... almost easy to drink. Not your typical Nevis.
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      89 89

  3. wbarchive_104650 did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    he is slightly straighter overall than the Best Dram 19 year old. Somehow more pleasing and rounder, with fewer corners and edges. Quite delicious, but by the grace not quite mine
    • Nose
      dark, dry sweetness; the fino-sherry is clearly perceptible (I happen to have a fino-sherry open, the similarities are noticeable); Apricots, oranges and a little bananas; with a touch of raisins and chocolate; over time come ripe apples with cinnamon and cloves;
      the alcohol tickles slightly in the nose;
      After the first sip, the nose opens and the aromas become more intense
    • Taste
      nice creamy; sherry again, sweet and bitter; Oranges, mandarins and apples; Pepper and nutmeg; slightly dry
    • Finish
      medium to long; moist tobacco leaves, which is very reminiscent of the departure of Best Dram Ben Nevis 19yo; Also here is a very fruity sweetness on the palate

  4. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Very tasty and tasty, for Ben Nevis almost a little too complacent, the 93 € are hard on the border.
    • Nose
      sweet fruits, orange marmalade, peach compote, some Haribo Tropifrutti, then spicy, slightly spicy (cloves, ginger), is getting drier, dusty, old dry parsley
    • Taste
      Fruit compote (fruit cocktail from the tin), with slightly bitter and exotic notes (blood orange, grapefruit), milk chocolate, drinking cocoa, velvety and soft in the mouth
    • Finish
      long, warm, soft, creamy, milk chocolate ... a hint of dark berries and licorice

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