- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 10 years old
- 46.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- since 2016
- Bottle code
- Added on
- 30 Apr 2016 12:23 pm by Bachess
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Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 10-year-old
46 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.25 points
- 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.
- Nice catchy malt, good to drink.
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.
A bit tart and hot on the tongue, then the fruit, sweet honey, malt, fresh wood, some chocolate
Medium-long, spicy, fruity, slightly sweet, with the spicy portion getting the upper hand at the end.
- Independent, edgy, fresh and aromatic - one of my favorites in the price segment
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
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
Coffee and chocolate notes, the tongue is cool and pleasantly tingling, sherry sweetness and dryness spread, the finish is quite long
- [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.
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. The mouthfeel is warming and peppery with (at least) a slightly coating touch. On the palate the nutty flavours dominate, imbedded in a honey-sweet and firm wooden structure. The grassy aromas are somehow gone. The finish is of medium length and adds some nice dark chocolate flavours to the party.
An easy-to-drink dram but I had better 10 year old batches of Ben Nevis in the past...
- When I first tasted this, I was very much intrigued. It is complex, slightly unconfomfortable with some unexpected “off”-notes, but most of all different from standard bottlings from most other distilleries. I can see why is loved by many critics and whiskyfans, but I can also see why this is not for everyone. Me, I just love this deliceiously dirty dram.
The first sniff brings a fair amount of sulphur, think of burned matches, which is quickly accompanied, or better suppressed, by a very waxy profile. Lots of paraffin together with multiple metallic notes, such as iron and copper. The copper cable of electric wires. The nose is quite electric too. I now get many fresh fruits including kiwi, apples, unripe mangos, melon, and some lemon curd. A tiny amount of water (do not add too much, it is “only” 46%) brings new leather, a strange hint of plastic, and more waxes.
On the palate, I am directly taken to the farm. Hay, stables, and mud. Joined immediately by a fruity side with lemons and apples. The fruits appear beautifully waxy. Obviously there is copper, which I often find in Ben Nevis. The palate is deliciously dirty. Water brings more fruits (more lemon and oranges) mixed with mud, roots, and metallic dust. Maybe a hint of cardboard and magazines at the end.
More of the above.