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Ben Nevis 15 Years Old Single Cask Tasting notes and reviews

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Ben Nevis 15 Years Old Single Cask

Brand
Ben Nevis
Expression
15 Years Old Single Cask
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
15 years old
Abv
59.70%
Vintage
2001
Produced at
Ben Nevis Distillery
Region
Highland
Website
www.bennevisdistillery.com
Availability
Worldwide

Chris Goodrum

87
Nose
Very coffeed and herbal with an almost wheat darkness. Hints of prune, walnuts and 90 per cent cocoa powder. Chocolaty but vibrant with hints of perfumed barley and honey.
Palate
Dusty, tannic and quite chocolaty with hints of raisinated fruit. Although the alcohol is quite hidden on the nose, it isn't on the palate and the tannins bitter too. Water softens but makes it less interesting.
Finish
Surprisingly sweet with date, prune, raisins and a touch of rose petals and bittering oak.
Comment
Ideally it needs a drop of water but then you lose that lovely intensity.

Joel Harrison

85
Nose
Hot and spicy nose, big peppercorns, jalapeño peppers, and red chilli. Some lavender and pine on the nose as well, adding to a very strange mix indeed.
Palate
The lavender is most prominent, with some curry spices and cardamom. Thick and viscous, it also has some notes of blood orange and pomegranate.
Finish
Some bittersweet notes (the blood orange comes to the front), and a spicy, rye bread hint.
Comment
A good balance of flavours, I'd be happy to drink.
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