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Darkness! Ben Nevis 17 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Darkness! Ben Nevis 17 Years Old

Brand
Darkness!
Expression
Ben Nevis 17 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
17 years old
Abv
49.00%
Vintage
1998
Produced at
~ Ben Nevis
Region
Highland
Website
www.maverickdrinks.com/
Availability
Worldwide

Chris Goodrum

88
Nose
Very herbal and meaty aromas with malt, treacle and sweet, dark honey. A serious maltfest! With time a touch of vanilla oak, cold tea and earth appear.
Palate
Thick and malty. I need a knife and fork for this one! Treacle, building bitter tannins and the alcohol kicks in on the middle to balance the sweetness, but there's no subduing the malt!
Finish
Long and treacly with mouth-watering barley, citrus, subtle sweet spice and guess what? Yes. Malt!
Comment
You might think that it is sherry matured but no, it's 100% American oak aged.

Joel Harrison

89
Nose
A closed nose which needed a dab of water to open it and reveal pineapple chunks, grapefruit juice, some lightly whipped cream and a touch of chalk.
Palate
The palate comes together with toasted coconut, barbecued pineapple, some fresh vanilla and a dollop of raspberry ripple ice cream. Also some dried slices of green apple.
Finish
Some more of the green apple and watermelon jelly beans.
Comment
A well rounded and sweet whisky with some great flavours, which sings on the palate.
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