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Ben Nevis 10-year-old

Overall rating
85.52/100
votes
454
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Stated Age
10 years old
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Label
since 2016
Bottle code
16/304
Barcode
5026673000234
Added on
30 Apr 2016 12:23 pm by Bachess

Average value

€ 49,73

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Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 10-year-old

49 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.52 points

  1. matts scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Character: An extremely complex, non-smoky and sherrylastic standard. This vividly changing filling keeps the sense of smell and taste really busy. Boredom does not really happen here at any time. A malt that invites you to explore as well as to uncomplicated enjoyment, depending on your mood. Of course, you should like sherry. Rating: The first contact with the Ben Nevis 10 has really impressed me. The 5cl sample is empty and I have the feeling that I still could not grasp all the flavors and tastes. Really impressive and quite independent of the price, I have really good 87 points today. The price-performance ratio is correspondingly terrific. I'm looking forward to getting to know this distillery better.
    • Nose
      Basic Flavors: Dried Fruit, Citrus, Sweetness, Herbs, Oils (Ethereal), Leather, Wax, Alcohol Description: The nose is somewhat difficult to access at first glance, as the Ben Nevis 10 instantly brings out a whole potpourri of flavors without any highlighting particular note. A mix of juicy raisins and sweet prunes will fill your nostrils with a generous helping of citrus flavors: lemons, oranges, and pink grapefruit create a fresh counterpoint. There is also a basket of light and sweet fruits: overripe pears, pineapple and a hint of bananas. Almost strange, how much happens here. Spicy herbs (heather) a little oily-ethereal, reminiscent of furniture polish, candle wax and some leather complete the diffuse, but extremely interesting and delicious overall profile. At the first impression, I felt the alcohol, by the way, something stinging in the nose, but at the latest after the first small sip puts the. Chapeau.
    • Taste
      Basic flavors: dried fruits, citrus fruit, fruits, sweetness, spices, oak, licorice, leather, earth Description: Gentle, sweet and slightly creamy, the drop hits the tip of the tongue. First, a pleasant spice with a slight tingling sensation on the tongue noticeable. In addition to some white pepper especially liquorice is shown to advantage. This is really a pleasant spice, no sharpness - burning does nothing here. Quite quickly, however, the sweet-and-juicy dried fruit pushes back into the foreground. A mix of raisins and prunes takes over the command and memories of sweet wild strawberries come up. Something difficult to describe, earthy is also there and subtly swing orange with. In the transition to the finish, it is accordingly sweet and sour. Milk chocolate meets dry oak and some leather, and the mouthfeel gets increasingly dry. The taste is nothing to the beautiful nose.
    • Finish
      Basic flavors: dried fruit, oak, sweetness, citrus, leather Description: The finish is medium to long. Dark dried fruit flavors and oak sound sweet and tart after. At the back there is a beautiful mix of oranges and harsh leather tones. The oak ensures that it dries up over time, with a certain basic sweetness always being preserved. At the end of the combination, the mouthfeel is similar to that of shells of darker grapes.

  2. ARDBERG scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    I can't compare it to the past bottlings as I never tasted them. However, I find this a great characterful sippin' dram with a fantastic price/quality ratio. Which other 10 yo would spring to mind with a similar ratio? The resurrected Talisker 10 of late, the new Springbank 10, Benromach 10. Game over.
    • Nose
      88 88
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  3. hs305 scored this whisky 84 points Connoisseur

    [May, 2017]  This review is on the most recent batch of the 10 year old Ben Nevis as it was served at the end of a distillery tour today.

    An easy-to-drink dram but I had better 10-years old batches of Ben Nevis in the past...
    • Nose
      84 84
      The colour is pale gold and the texture shows fast thin legs and late small tears. The nose offers a light grassy and nutty profile with hints of heather honey.
    • Taste
      82 82
      On the palate the nutty flavours dominate, imbedded in a honey-sweet and firm wooden structure. The grassy aromas are somehow gone.
    • Finish
      85 85
      The mouthfeel is warming and peppery with (at least) a slightly coating touch. The finish is of medium length and adds some nice dark chocolate flavours to the party.

  4. Monte Gehro scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    Nice catchy malt, good to drink.
    • Nose
      Notes from a blind tasting.

      Fruity with pear and pineapple, sweet, (honey?), Fresh wood, light mint with little alcohol. After a while, the flavors change towards floral / herbaceous.
    • Taste
      A bit tart and hot on the tongue, then the fruit, sweet honey, malt, fresh wood, some chocolate
    • Finish
      Medium-long, spicy, fruity, slightly sweet, with the spicy portion getting the upper hand at the end.

  5. dRambo scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    Independent, edgy, fresh and aromatic - one of my favorites in the price segment
    • Nose
      Initially, the typical Nevis herbal note, but this is over time and it is very exotic fruity, canned pineapple, white gummy bears, tannin, lemon zest and juice, later orange and orange blossom, vanilla, spice, so a creamy oak note as if oak dust floating in space - greasy, resinous oak dust
    • Taste
      sweet, fruity, mildly refreshing, cooling mint on the tongue and tart resinous herbs on the palate (mint, thyme, resinous sticky rosemary, pine needles and also a little cannabis flowers) all accompanied by a spicy oak note without bitterness, a slight waxy note
    • Finish
      Coffee and chocolate notes, the tongue is cool and pleasantly tingling, sherry sweetness and dryness spread, the finish is quite long

  6. fcpchampagne51 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

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

  7. Valérie scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

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

  8. WhiskyLovingPianist scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2019/04/03/whiskylive-2019-day-1-part-2/

    Near to the Deanston stand was Ben Nevis who are making waves with their standard 10yo and the vintage cask strength version. I’m told much of the stock for these presentations was bought back from brokers by Ben Nevis due to dwindling supplies.

    C: 10yo is still top notch: Today, a mark higher from me.

  9. Vince' scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

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

  10. dRambo scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

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

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