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Ben Nevis 10-year-old

Overall rating
85.10/100
votes
42
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Distillery Bottling
Bottled
2017
Stated Age
10 years old
Strength
46.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Bottle code
L17/8025
Added on
15 Jul 2017 5:47 pm by Sandman

Average value

€ 44,45

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Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 10-year-old

14 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.10 points

  1. Wiz scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      84 84
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  2. didi1893 scored this whisky 86 points Expert Senior

    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.
    • Nose
      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.
    • Taste
      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.
    • Finish
      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.

  3. KayMeertens scored this whisky 86 points Specialist

    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. 
    • Nose
      Vanilla pudding, peach, caramel, red apple, almond and minerals.
    • Taste
      Peach, caramel, vanilla, smoke, apple and a meaty touch.
    • Finish
      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.

  4. valery77 scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      86 86
      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
    • Taste
      82 82
      From easy to medium.
      Moderately sweet, delicate, slightly salty. For such a nose a bit simple. 20
    • Finish
      84 84
      Average in length. Warming. Dominated by grain motifs. 21

      Pleasant, well-cut highlander. Balance sheet - 21.

      Total - 84

  5. Dyno scored this whisky 87 points Moderator

    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
      87 87
    • Taste
      87 87
    • Finish
      87 87

  6. Arquebus scored this whisky 88 points Expert Junior

    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. 

  7. GlenGabriel scored this whisky 85 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      84 84

  8. lachaineduwhisky did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Enthusiasm 4/5 Whisky n ° 1713
    • Nose
      Super nose: balanced, toffee, complex, austere rich at the same time, generous scented, chocolate, slightly floral
    • Taste
      Juicy, super toffee
    • Finish
      Final sweetness and subtlety, a real rediscovery. Very beautiful length. Fruits and flowers. Very slight bitterness perfectly controlled.

  9. Dre73 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      86 86

  10. Dre73 scored this whisky 85 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      Fruity and spicy, orange, peach, apple. Also some sweet, vanilla, honey
    • Taste
      Peach, honey. full, firm. Hint of smoke, tobacco, and chocolate.
    • Finish
      Pretty long, chocolate, peach, caramel, full. Slightly irritating.

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