Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Hidden Spirits (HiSp)
Bottling serie
Stated Age
13 years old
57.5 % Vol.
700 ml
Heavily Peated
Added on
01 Feb 2017 4:28 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 127.80

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39 × member ratings

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Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 2004 HiSp

18 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.95 points

  1. HammerHead scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
      Very interesting: initially a grassy and almost Ledaig like peatiness indeed. Burnt grassy roadsides, just a tad rubbery and farmy. A small amount of stale green notes and very nutty (walnuts, roasted peanuts). Later on it becomes sweeter with many citrus fruits, some dried liquorice root and even a distant note of mustard.
    • Taste
      88 88
      Sweeter than the nose, oily, syrupy citrus, lemon zest, honied liquorice, some burnt grasses, a little ashy bitterness and lots of black pepper. Great balance.
    • Finish
      88 88
      Long: sweet honied liquorice and a lasting but not overpowering bitterness of scorched twigs and charcoal.

  2. PEATYBOI scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    On the nose, fresh grass, light peat, liquorice. A very fresh nose. If you were to take way the peat, this is akin to the classic lowland style.

    On the palate, lemonade, citrus, lemongrass and some old-fashioned hard candies. Smoke and peat is also appraent.

    The finish is medium, warm, smoky and grassy.

    A Ben Nevis that is different from the profiles you would expect from the distillery.

  3. Mannoni scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior


  4. Luigisim scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Unusual pleasent peat. Surprisingly light for such abv
    • Nose
      Nice and gentle smoke, delicate. Light peat not wooden, rather organic like smoked cheese
    • Taste
      Sweet candies  at the beginning, getting bitter later on such as unripe kiwi
    • Finish
      Smoke again  but much less than at nose. Balanced, just a bit short

  5. Owidram scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Nose is a bit aggressive when neat.
    Really needs a drop of water, such as the mouth, which thickens and shows lovely honey/floral and citrus notes then.
    And it is extremely balanced and lively then.
    Beetween grassy notes and more sugary. and some bitter. Really interesting.
    Length may me the week point here are it's not so lively or interesting as mouthfeel is, just, say, typical Bourbon cask finish, quite active.
    Final disappoints me a bit but it's still a very nice single cask.
    Honestly, the peat is not very present, I don't think it brings anything to the malt.

  6. mr.p9 scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

  7. EJS scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      85 85

  8. JacobaEd scored this whisky 83 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      83 83
    • Finish
      82 82

  9. rpvdwel scored this whisky 87 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      86 86

  10. Varrek scored this whisky 90 points Expert Junior

    Gentle, round smoke, sweetness and long finish. Wery pleasant dram!


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