The Dazzler wrote:Hi Ibacha,
the label on these Ben nevis bottles are correct. They were bottled in 2004 and were reviewed around a year ago to have made it into Jim Murrays bible 2006. The story I have been given on this bottle was that it was bottled in 2004 however has taken so long to be released due to different sections of the parent company making decisions on it. The ben nevis distillery is owned by Japanese, (Nikka). Seemingly once bottled the owners had concerns that the colour of the whisky was too red for release and has hung around in storage whilst a decision to release it or not was made.
For me the colour is certainly a talking point however others such as Bruichladdich Flirtation and Arran Port have been just as colourful.