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Overall rating
87.45/100
votes
106
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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106 × member ratings

92 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 1996 DD

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.45 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. 33rdCASK scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

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

  3. ThinLizzy scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. JacobaEd scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

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

  7. rpvdwel scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  8. Mark-E scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

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

  9. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  10. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

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