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Overall rating
87.47/100
votes
92
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

€ 129.50

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Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 1996 DD

8 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.47 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. rpvdwel scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  3. Mark-E scored this whisky 89 points Expert Senior

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

  4. ovanpuyvelde scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  5. Hvdree scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

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

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. 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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