- Single Malt
- Distillery Bottling
- Stated Age
- 10 years old
- 46.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Bottle code
- Added on
- 15 Jul 2017 5:47 pm by Sandman
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Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 10-year-old
16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.06 points
- Sweet and relatively unspectacular. This 10-year-old Ben Nevis impresses with his tasty and fruity style. Although this malt looks relatively thin and I miss complexity and that certain something, it convinces with its sweet and tasty style. This malt does not overwhelm anyone and in my opinion is more for sociable hours. Nevertheless, I was happy about this bottling and I'm looking forward to the rest of the sample.
Toasted aromas and hazelnuts dominate the first impression. Peaches and oranges combine to form a sweet melange, honey and light caramel melt together. The peach flavor in combination with ground hazelnuts becomes more intense and creamy, mild and harmonious float the sweet aromas in the air. The sweet and creamy fruit aromas bewitch the nose, echoes of milk chocolate mix with the creamy vineyard peach. Slightly acidic citrus aromas sparkle, otherwise dominate the sweet and creamy fruit flavors. A touch of mold and muff release from the soft and mild nose, I imagine an occasional discreet smoke perceive.
Mild and relatively thin, the Benn Nevis flows over the tongue. Creamy caramel and honey drip in milk chocolate, hazelnuts and spicy oak tones show up. A minimal pinch of white pepper settles on the tongue and exudes a hint of sharpness. Again creamy peaches and juicy oranges come to the fore, full-bodied chocolate mixes with creamy wood tones. The viscosity of the malts is frighteningly thin, the tasty flavors turn on again and exude their full-bodied bouquet on the palate.
Nutty and slightly woody, the taste goes into the aftertaste. From time to time creamy peaches and orange, caramel and milk chocolate are annoyed by subtle sharpness, a touch of freshly brewed espresso provides the bitter and slightly bitter contrast. Walnuts and hazelnuts swim creamy in the saliva under the tongue, spicy notes of wood stick to the palate. The initially plump warmth cools off slowly while the aftertaste gradually fades away with a creamy nut aroma.
- Less and completely different sherry influence compared to its predecessor (52941). Less of that dark, 'roasted' PX style, even though that seems to shine through slightly in the end. More fruity, more vibrant instead.
Vanilla pudding, peach, caramel, red apple, almond and minerals.
Peach, caramel, vanilla, smoke, apple and a meaty touch.
Burnt caramel, roasted chestnut, peach, apple and vanilla. Sticks around nicely, even though that burnt nutty side may be an acquired taste. A taste that every Ben Nevis fan will like though.
- Must have been half decent as three of us finished a full bottle in one sitting!
- No "simple" whisky and nothing to just-so-wegschlabbern. It has rough edges, is not smooth or soft washed. Nice standard.
The nose dips into dark, partially fermented fruits. Meaty, fat and with a touch of damp and moldy wood. Moist clay soil. Basement smell. The blackberries and dark grapes initially have a hard time against the mildew, but they can penetrate forward after some time. A mix of herbs. Chocolate and cocoa. Marzipan. Walnuts, almonds.
Not a pleasing, but rather a demanding nose.
At the beginning, walnuts, almonds and bitter orange marmalade. The intense musty odor from the nose is much less noticeable on the tongue. Grape juice and peppermint give it a fresh touch. Milk chocolate, coffee beans, a touch of vanilla - and always nutty and with a fine orange aroma. Some malt and fresh cookie dough. Season by pepper and nutmeg.
Medium long and slightly dry. Recurring notes of gummy wood and fermented fruits. Menthol as a counterweight.
- That's a discovery. It comes to my shelf with the bottles that I have to offer to friends. Strong and spicy, with orange smell and taste in all phases. Very pleasant in the nose, it then increases. A great whisky!
First, some alcohol - that has 46% and you can tell already in the nose. But no problem! Oranges and a little lemon. Subtle sweet, light wood note. Overall, full and powerful. That smells interesting, because I do not expect a light and superficial whisky.
Wow, strong and spicy! There are also clearly the oranges. Then go slowly towards grapefruit, but stay spicy. Some wood in the background. And still oranges on the palate. This is a really great whisky with a strong onset and very pleasant mouthfeel. ... still oranges!
Medium long, no - rather long and pleasant still the orange taste. If I have a little glass there ...
Fresh sweet bun, floral motifs, vanilla, malt. A hint is yeast (but very delicately). Canned fruits (peaches). A little bit of furniture lacquer. Fresh. After a long time in the glass, there are clear sherry motives. 22
From easy to medium.
Moderately sweet, delicate, slightly salty. For such a nose a bit simple. 20
Average in length. Warming. Dominated by grain motifs. 21
Pleasant, well-cut highlander. Balance sheet - 21.
Total - 84
- initially i was thinking a 86 would be a good score for this Ben Nevis 10 yo, but when taking into account the price/performance ratio i immediately upped the score to 87.
Really nice, solid and accessible dram for a good price.
- Nose: Rich sweet sherried notes, fruity, apricot?, uber ripe mirabelle plums touch of gorse flower (Coconut) and vanilla as it opens. Malty, Caramel. then leading to Nutty /oily notes. With time to breath: cellotape (sweet glue), some aged balsamic, PX/ Olrosso notes, perhaps some fresh bourbon casks too, contributing to the fruitiness. Some Linseed, putty, damp wood notes too. Walnuts and dark honey and subtle sooty peat notes.
Some very good casks at play.
Taste is sweet, rich, hint of salt and just a hint of bitter dryness and unexpected heat. My bottle was opened Christmas 2017 - so it's been open 7months. It does improve with time and air.
Medium finish - nothing spectacular, but the nose is excellent. This actually reminded me of some unpeated Bruichladdichs - like Black Art, or Sherry cask valinches.
Some mixed reviews: Ralfy 83 , Whisky Fun 89 and Jim Murray 88.