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Abbey Whisky Ben Nevis, 16 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Abbey Whisky Ben Nevis, 16 Years Old

Brand
Abbey Whisky
Expression
Ben Nevis, 16 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
16 years old
Abv
55.00%
Produced at
Abbey Whisky
Region
Highland
Website
www.abbeywhisky.com

Joel Harrison

92
Nose
The classic heavy wood tones of cinnamon, ginger, damp forest floor and church pews.
Palate
A big hit of oak, followed by some summer fruit compote which takes a while to appear, plum jam and fig chutney. Tropical fruits.
Finish
Sweet builders' tea (black) with a hint of plum and fig at the death.
Comment
This is the Rolling Stones of whisky; nothing without the wood turned up loud! A very well aged liquid which is big and fruity once the air gets to it.

Martine Nouet

78
Nose
Malty. Butterscotch. Earthy. Damp wood. An autumn scent. Medlars. Dunnage warehouse. A precise sherry influence. Walnut stain.
Palate
Sweet and bitter. Big sherry. Lots of liquorice, over infused tea leaves. Dark chocolate. Mushrooms with a dash of water.
Finish
Sweet, with liquorice and a touch of parma violets. But no astringency. Dry with a touch of pepper.
Comment
A heavily sherried malt but the oak is not overwhelming. It can stand water, in homeopathic proportions, please.
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