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Ben Nevis 1996 DD

Overall rating
87.42/100
votes
121
Whiskybase ID
WB80403
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Daily Dram (DD)
Bottling serie
Anniversary Edition - Volume 3
Vintage
1996
Bottled
2016
Stated Age
20 years old
Strength
47.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
The Nectar of The Daily Drams
Added on
26 mar 2016 7:46 am by JSW
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 139.15

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121 × member ratings

107 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 1996 DD

22 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.42 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Caramella Mokatine

    Belgian importer The Nectar celebrates its 10th anniversary with the release of quite a few bottles (with a lovely label, I might add). This single cask of Ben Nevis is one of those.

    Won-der-ful nose on Caramella Mokatine, marmalade of Seville oranges, toffee, maraschino cherries, roasted malt, nougat and baked banana. Aniseed and cinnamon report for duty. I could sniff this for hours, so beautiful and complex (and dark) is the nose of this Ben Nevis. Wow!

    It is equally lovely on the palate. All kinds of dark fruits, caramel, spices, nuts, honey. It has a little zesty edge. Nice strength, too. All aromas of the lovely nose reappear on the palate, upholstered with loads of woodsmoke; Succulent is the word you are looking for.

    The medium long finish has a light drying effect.

    Party time! This Ben Nevis could easily lie ten years, that is how complex it is. Excellent choice.

  2. Nebuchadnezzar scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  3. HammerHead scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
      A great nose, fat and buttery with toffee and fudge, vanilla, maple syrup, wood polish, slightly floral, nutty, fruity, hard strawberry and raspberry flavoured candy, cola bottles, mild cocoa butter, some citrus, dried apricot and preserved cherries sightly sourish with some cinnamon.
    • Taste
      90 90
      Thick and creamy, very buttery, vanilla, butterscotch and fudge, syrupy sweet, bitter citrus, apricots, canned peaches, custard, some bitter notes of polished old wood, clove, mild white pepper and ginger.
    • Finish
      89 89
      Long: still a very thick candied fruitiness of cherries apricot and peaches with well integrated drying old wood notes with clove, nutmeg, ginger and pepper. Actually it's quite dry and bitter eventually (which I shouldn't really like), but also still very much retaining the syrupy sweetness somehow.

  4. DGV scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    Intense, tasty, with a long finish and excellent balance. Pleased at all stages: from the nose to the aftertaste.

  5. Bopaja scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

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

  6. dramidaris scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  7. Odinson scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  8. nallacam scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  9. robse211 scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  10. DerDennis! scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

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

  11. 33rdCASK scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

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

  12. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  13. TheWhiskyDungeon scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      earthy, citrus, green apple, butter babble, mocha, vanilla, brown sugar, coffee
    • Taste
      vanilla, oil, lime, marmalade, mocha, chocolate, wood tones, hops

  14. M134481 scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
      sweet, floral, fudge, candy, cotton candy, red fruit, soft, vanilla, creme brulee, citrus, dried sweet fruit,
    • Taste
      89 89
      candy floss, sweet, candy, citrus, creme brulee, vanilla, honey ... Wow, how nice .. later a bit peppery, but very sweet.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Cotton candy, a little bit of pepper, vanilla, candy, honey and dark chocolate.

  15. JacobaEd scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  16. rpvdwel scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      88 88

  17. Mark-E scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  18. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      85 85

  19. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      87 87

  20. mullos scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

    very good nose , very smooth body, dry finish

    also loved the presentation
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      87 87

  21. KayMeertens scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Tasted this one head-to-head with MoS 12054. Less sherried, but it does appear older. 88/89.
    • Nose
      Peach, cream, Wehter's caramel, fried banana, mocha, red apple and tobacco. Initially not a lot of red fruit, but with water cranberry comes up.
    • Taste
      Caramel, peach, mocha, cranberry, cherry, vanilla pudding, leather, tobacco, apple and spice.
    • Finish
      Toffee, peach, cocoa, cranberry and a little marshmallow.

  22. Volanne did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    No peat at all indeed!

    Very rooty and heady on the nose. Not unlike a Glendronach Octarine. And quite some tofee on the palate.

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