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Overall rating
87.87/100
votes
33
Whiskybase ID
WB92060
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Best Dram (BD)
Vintage
1996
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
20 years old
Casktype
Sherry Butt
Strength
57.1 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
27 Jan 2017 8:03 pm by mds51
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 97.68

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33 × member ratings

54 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 1996 BD

7 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.87 points

  1. Sleinn nam Ffoh scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      89 89

  2. Joschbert scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    A few drops of water produce more fruit notes, but it should not be too much. He else flattens off otherwise.
    There is little to criticize, but he can not totally inspire.
    • Nose
      90 90
      Nice intense sweet and sour flavors. Pineapple, caramel, herbs. Fruit gum and mint. Nutty and slightly leathery with orange oil. Has depth and character.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Only the sweetness dominates on the palate, the sourish fruity notes develop slowly and lead to tart cacao notes.
      Pleasantly round and thanks to the cask strength also intense.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Medium to long. Orange peel and dark chocolate. Pleasant oak flavor accompanied by dried fruit and caramel.

  3. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    A very, very nice barrel was connected with the Ben, very drinkable, almost dangerous :)
    • Nose
      Caramel sauce, Werther's originals liquefied, clear sherry but in very creamy, fruity orange, dark chocolate, slightly waxy, thyme, oregano, sweet wine
    • Taste
      Strong% but almost non-alcoholic, strong aromas, still rather light for the sherry, orange oil, vanilla, honey, mango, some wine-like, sweet plums and the herbs again
    • Finish
      The wax is here again, to red wine a bit sour with honey, orange, malt, medium, tasty

  4. dRambo scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Nose: sweet juicy fruity oranges, candle wax, herbs (camphor, thyme, weak cannabis), forest honey, dusty oak cabinet wall
    Taste: Strongly aromatic but not alcoholic, a hint of smoke, not bitter, intense sweet and sour sherry aromas, mango, passion fruit, pineapple, light grapes, fruit notes and Ben Nevis distillery character dominate, wood notes are discreet and recognizable only in the finish However, behind the herbal notes , they come out of the nose, a mild wax note and the reverberation of the fruit flavors, very tasty and very pleasing for its alcohol content
    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      89 89

  5. MadScientist scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      90 90
    • Finish
      88 88

  6. Whisky Hamster scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    This whisky is oddly ok, far from being the best 20 yo (ib) bottling out there but also no real let downs like off notes. Decent dram for a then decent price sub 100 EUR.

  7. DerDennis! scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    An interplay of spices, such as thyme and nutmeg, with citrus notes, sherry and fermented tropical fruits. Even furniture polish and malt flash over again. Also a bit flowery ... maybe lavender ... keeps coming through.

    Water opens the whisky, brings out the fermented even more.

    Neat, complex Ben Nevis, but anything but easy to decode. Here is plenty of room for experiments with water.

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