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Overall rating
90.80/100
votes
20
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Mackillop's Choice (McC)
Bottling serie
Single Cask
Vintage
08.02.1968
Bottled
01.2000
Stated Age
31 years old
Casknumber
457
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
19 Jul 2009 2:45 pm
Single Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 545.00

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20 × member ratings

13 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 1968 McC

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.80 points

  1. hs305 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    [December, 2017]  Another fine cask out of the huge stocks of Tomintoul distillery they traded in exchange for their fine spirit a long time ago (MacKillop's Choice is a brand of the Tomintoul distillery group).  I know this is an excellent bottling as I have tasted it before but I did not take any notes - so I have to open another bottle (no. 117) to smooth out that lapse (lucky me!).  I bought it for 110 Euro in October, 2006.

    Sherry casked Ben Nevis from the sixties simply is excellent if it matured for 25 to 35 years and this is another great proof of this observation.  But beware: longer maturations (40+years) often led to heavy tannins-driven astringent drams that are a love-it-or-hate-it affair.  But this one was bottled exactly at the right time - a dram to savour at christmas...
    • Nose
      94 94
      The colour is chestnutoloroso sherry and the texture shows fat tears and slow legs. The nose offers this adorable sixties Ben Nevis sherry casks profile with tons of oriental spices, nuts and dried fruits that remind of a long infused rum pot during christmas time (hey, it is christmas time!). I could sniff this for hours because of its unusual and complex profile - old style sherry maturation of the finest kind!
    • Taste
      92 92
      The taste is incredibly complex and layered too - it is fun and enjoying to explore it wave by wave. Water is not needed but does no harm either.
    • Finish
      91 91
      It arrives bold and instantly coating on the palate with no distracting moments. The finish is of medium length and without any drying or bitter notes despite 32 years in a sherry cask. Really, really good and dangerously quaffable.

  2. Hvdree scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      93 93
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  3. VaryingViewpoint scored this whisky 90 points Moderator

    Sample supplied by hs305.

    Nose; Thick caramel with sweet mustiness, and a little nutty.

    Palate; Mild caramel with very soft sherry notes.

    Finish; Medium, light fruity nutty caramel.

    Nice light dram that would more time with.
    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      90 90

  4. hs305 scored this whisky 92 points Connoisseur

    [October, 2006]  Together with friends I emptied a bottle that I bought for 110 Euro in September, 2006. 

    In my old rating system (ten scales that translate into WB points: 50 - 66 - 75 - 80 - 82,5 - 85 - 87,5 - 90 - 92,5 - 95) I scored it 92,5.  Unfortunately I took no detailed notes.

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