N: Oiled & waxy tropical fruits, tinned peaches, dried elderflowers,…. and somewhat reminiscent of older Linkwood bottlings.
T: Similar to the nose before becoming a touch ashy. It’s a fruity malt but dries quickly, becoming a little chalky dry with hazelnuts.
F: Short finish on oak, accompanied by oily-herbal barley and a dash of lime.
C: The finish dries up somewhat, but overall, it’s rather a good Ben Nevis - competent, interesting, odd and tasty.
Scores a B-
Further reading: https://whiskylovingpianist.wordpress.com/2017/02/06/spotlight-on-the-single-cask/