Ben Nevis 2006 LEG

Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Le Gus't (LEG)
Bottling serie
Selection VI
Stated Age
10 years old
Oloroso Sherry Butt
Number of bottles
51.3 % Vol.
700 ml
fr France
Added on
09 Nov 2016 9:42 am by Francisque
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 79.00

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Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 2006 LEG

29 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 88.84 points

  1. Ostap scored this whisky 93 points Connoisseur

    Chic whisky is full-fledged, mature, assertive, meaningful, with interesting development and transitions. And just drinks well! Chemical-industrial dominant, ideal degree.
    • Nose
      92 92
      Yogurt, kefir, mineral, peat, earth, sherry, mushrooms, radish, dried fruits, noble oak (ancient oak box), polish / varnish, stain, dichlorvos, smoked salty, dates, jamon, leather, some herbs and roots (tincture) , figs, a hint of smoke, a little rubber, coffee with milk.
    • Taste
      93 93
      Chocolate, sherry, oak, leather, peat, rubber, dried fruits, ash, lemon, prunes, berry sour, smoke.
    • Finish
      93 93
      Industrial, oak, peat, earth, ash, smoke, rubber notes, sherry, dried fruits, smoked, lemon, slaked lime, prunes, long.

  2. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Powerful. Deep sherry. Autumn. Underbrush. Smoke tip. Spices. Black fruits. Thyme. Butter. If the sherry initially dominates this nose, the character of Ben Nevis ends up expressing itself with volutes of toffee!
    • Taste
      Sulfur, the sherry stays ahead. The minerality of Ben Nevis shines through. Perfect alcoholic integration. Fondant on the toffee! Spicy, very flexible, it is well over 10 years!
    • Finish
      Sweet, creamy, persistent on the toffee.

      Enthusiasm 4/5

      Whisky n ° 1817

  3. juju cassoulet scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    For not having tasted at the famous Port Sgioba 826/2001 I will not qualify as a connoisseur of the peaty / sherry profile, nevertheless this one is well done. His young age does not pose a problem, to believe that it's the style that wants that.
    The degree is perfect.
    • Nose
      The nose is flattering; No doubt we are on a peaty sherry without concession.
      Alcohol does not attack the nostrils, at first glance it really sticks to the oloroso type glendroach revival, cocoa and dry.
      The peat is present but hard to describe because of the assembly and leather hints.
    • Taste
      Alcohol does not hurt the mouth, I am pleasantly surprised; Everything is melted, nothing exceeds.
      Indeed the oloroso profile of the glendro revival is found but in a more spicy version. Peat is not as present as the nose. Neither on the meaty side but a rather salty side that lands halfway and stays until the end.
    • Finish
      A finish that lasts long enough to finish with the feeling of dust on the tongue and later once the past salt smoked bacon.

  4. diamond2000 scored this whisky 92 points Expert Junior

    Aroma: open, thick, greasy, heavy sherry notes - raisins, dates, burnt sugar, tobacco leaf, leather, refined foliage, red walnuts. The background or even more addition, just as tangibly, mineral-metallic notes, whetstone, rust, burnt match, coal dust, salt; smoked meats are added, - smoked prunes, pork belly. Very rich, associative aroma, class!

    Taste: bright, spices, red pepper, slightly acidity of lemon juice, mineral, activated carbon, rich assortment of dried fruits, burnt caramel, tart oak, moderately sweet.

    Finish: long, leather, charcoal, slightly burnt plastic, paraffin, tobacco leaf, not sweet stewed fruit, smoked meats, animal fat, raisins, minerals, in the end drying smoky peat notes.

    Rating: 92

    Bottom line: the amazing Ben Nevis, the best 10-year-old from the tried and tested! Dried fruit concentrate, richly flavored with minerals and smoked meats, just what I love! It’s unusual to feel in Ben Nevis a lot of smoked meats and coal, very similar to aged Bowmore sherry.

  5. alex..w..fan scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    22 21 21 21 85

    Good Oloroso Sherry Butt, and an interesting nose, and in general, everything is not bad, no, not even good!

  6. Vladimir Ziryanov scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    very successful barrel, from the very beginning there is practically no alcohol even from a blender glass despite the barrel fortress
    • Nose
      91 91
      in the foreground is old oiled skin and tobacco, figs, prunes but not smelly, which are often found on sale as noble and pleasant, a little balsamic vinegar, some earthiness and industrial notes. The aroma is very different from the majority of young sherry monsters, which is pleasant, and in general I really like to hear new notes from any whisky
    • Taste
      90 90
      the taste is a continuation of the flavor, only there is practically no industry, but prunes are more pronounced
    • Finish
      90 90
      finally goes to prunes

  7. Vmarcinv scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    Great sherry bomb, A bit dirty, musty, dried fruits, herbs. Oily , alcohol good hidden, a bit of tobacco and leather. As a young Ben nevis it was very good whisky.

  8. GAET59 scored this whisky 89 points Member Senior

    Nose: Very pronounced sherry, a winey side but not unpleasant and then we go on the chocolate side, the caramel, the butter. We arrive on a mocha cake with even a little hazelnuts. On the other hand, on the nose, we can easily feel the presence of alcohol.
    Palate: We find dried fruits and chocolate with the classic Ben Nevis frame that we feel throughout. Alcohol is much better integrated in the mouth
    Final: Nice finish, quite long and greedy

    A good Ben Nevis, a shame not to have tasted it when it came out.

  9. STL scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    51.3%? Really ? Another very nice integration of alcohol at Gus't. One downside: the young age. But yum!
    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. Issie did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    • Nose
      Dried fruits, leather, herbs, at first I even suspected smoke, but now nothing more, pine needles, is becoming more and more herbaceous, nutmeg, orange, wood, some earth
    • Taste
      Honey, herbal candy, grasses, grapefruit, lemon, coffee, wood, pepper


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