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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
- 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.
Nice intense sweet and sour flavors. Pineapple, caramel, herbs. Fruit gum and mint. Nutty and slightly leathery with orange oil. Has depth and character.
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.
Medium to long. Orange peel and dark chocolate. Pleasant oak flavor accompanied by dried fruit and caramel.
- A very, very nice barrel was connected with the Ben, very drinkable, almost dangerous :)
Caramel sauce, Werther's originals liquefied, clear sherry but in very creamy, fruity orange, dark chocolate, slightly waxy, thyme, oregano, sweet wine
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
The wax is here again, to red wine a bit sour with honey, orange, malt, medium, tasty
- 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
- 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.
- 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.