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Overall rating
86.60/100
votes
12
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Edinburgh Whisky Ltd (EWL)
Bottling serie
The Library Collection
Vintage
1996
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
20 years old
Casktype
Ex-Bourbon Barrel
Number of bottles
283
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Barcode
5060439890233
Added on
27 Apr 2017 5:21 pm by Astrid
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 104,45

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12 × member ratings

17 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 1996 EWL

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.60 points

  1. Dre73 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Smooth and very fruity whisky, very nice one.
    • Nose
      87 87
      Very fruity, citrus, pear, a little floral. Later on more sweetness arrives, 'spekkies', pineapple, banana.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Smooth and soft, only a little peppery. Sweet fruits, tropical fruits.vanilla, milk chocolate.
    • Finish
      87 87
      Still some peppers, sweet, winegums, orange, peach, middle long finish. Later on more and more peach and tropical fruits.

  2. stefsel111 scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      88 88
    • Finish
      86 86

  3. Whiskywobbler scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    I think we have here a version that appears a bit more shaped, in the sense of strength and smoothness. However, it is also very pleasant and interesting enough to drink. Good complexity with a variety of lovely orange-based scents and flavours.
    • Nose
      88 88
      Fruity, oily, pleasant. The 46% shows itself in the roundness of the nose. Freshly pressed orange juice, banana and pineapple in combination with walnut oil. It is much less “edgy” than other Ben Nevis (likely due to the strength), slightly less expressive, but I find that alright. Lovely touches of sweet flowers, dry white wine and butter. The oranges runs as a tread through the nose, without the help of other tropical fruits that were in the other Ben Nevis we tried recently. Orange chocolate filling, orange sweets, and orange zest. A very faint hint of copper (but it is there). A good balanced nose with plenty to like.
    • Taste
      87 87
      Prickling orange soda, a touch of ginger, flares mint leaves, charred wood, nutmeg, barbecued pineapples, all in perfect balance. Also more tropical fruits than in the nose. Very potent tropical fruit juice. Good quality. All kinds of orange-y things. A bit more monolithic on oranges, but good nonetheless. Medium finish with more fruit juice, fresh oils and a hint of earth. I like it a lot. A tiny taste of charcoal and a zingy acidity that is perfect.
    • Finish
      88 88
      More of the above

  4. Hvdree scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

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

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