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Overall rating
90.03/100
votes
101
Whiskybase ID
WB99174
Category
Single Malt
Distillery
Bottler
Archives (Arc)
Bottling serie
The Fishes of Samoa
Vintage
01.10.1996
Bottled
25.07.2017
Stated Age
20 years old
Casktype
Barrel
Casknumber
09/08#1
Number of bottles
216
Strength
56.6 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
03 Aug 2017 12:34 pm by Bachess
UncoloredNon-chillfilteredCask StrengthSingle Cask Whisky

Average value

€ 330.00

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Whisky Reviews for Ben Nevis 1996 Arc

22 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 90.03 points

  1. Cubey666 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Tasted at WTF2017 - August 2017

    Delightfully fruity Ben Nevis, full of passion fruit and blue berries. It is like these good old orange Solero icecreams when it comes to this fruity explosion.

    Needless to say, i bought a bottle of this one as soon as it was available!

    Stippelvis!
    • Nose
      90 90
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      89 89

  2. hans1971 scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      91 91
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      91 91

  3. Dre73 scored this whisky 90 points Connoisseur

    Delicious whisky, full and firm, sweet and fruity. Despite high Abv hardly or not peppery.
    • Nose
      fruity, fresh. Strawberry, apple, pineapple, melon. Also honey-sweet, vanilla. Some flowers, a hint of ginger.
    • Taste
      Full, firm and yet also soft. Despite high Abv not peppery. Creamy, sweet, honey, vanilla, peach, caramel. Buttyy. Later also cappuccino, milk chocolate.
    • Finish
      Full, very light stimulating now, tropical fruits. Long aftertaste. Again cappuccino, toffee.

  4. JacobaEd scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  5. Mark-E scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      92 92
    • Finish
      90 90

  6. Hvdree scored this whisky 91 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      92 92
    • Taste
      91 91
    • Finish
      90 90

  7. TheWhiskyDungeon scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      vanilla, banana, wood, fruity, kiwi, apple, galia melon, cake batter, thyme, citrus, banana
    • Taste
      honey, vanilla, wood, ripe banana, earthy, blue plum, almond peel, peach, melon

  8. Malinois scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    The '96 spirit is definitely there on the nose and palet! Good fruity whisky, only het abv% isn't the best integrated on the nose. With some water it becomes much better and very enjoyable. The taste is also quite peppery for me. The finish is also to short and peppery to score higher.
    This was my first dram of the evening. Maybe a starter dram before this one, would made it better??

  9. Dram Dracula scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Another good Ben Nevis.
    • Nose
      A rather closed nose initially. A bit like a bourbon, actually. Vanilla, a bit of fruits, but also nail varnish.
    • Taste
      Strong, robust dram. Very citric, with a squeeze of lime. Fruity, but by no means overtly.
    • Finish
      Peppery.

  10. DramGoodLife scored this whisky 91 points Expert Senior

    Ben Nevis on the fruity side, mouthwatering and delicious from nose to finish.
    • Nose
      Peaches and nectar, vanilla and wood spice. Soft pepper. Mangoes and passion fruit blended up in tropical fruit punch
    • Taste
      Still with those peaches, tinned peaches in syrup, sticky and mouth-watering. Tropical fruit with the softest touch of wood in the back.
    • Finish
      Sweet with vanilla and honey, light oak for a medium to long finish.

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