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Master of Malt Ben Nevis 16 Years Old Tasting notes and reviews

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Master of Malt Ben Nevis 16 Years Old

Brand
Master of Malt
Expression
Ben Nevis 16 Years Old
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Age
16 years old
Abv
57.40%
Produced at
Master of Malt ~ Ben Nevis Distillery
Region
Highland

Annabel Meikle

86
Nose
Waxy orange peel and beeswax furniture polish on wood. Butterscotch sauce and treacle tart. Potpourri and dried apricots.
Palate
Grippy oak giving a pithy, malty bite and a muscular texture - like eating uncooked Christmas cake. Marmalade on toast and a hint of struck match with time.
Finish
Powerful, round and juicy, water opens subtle spice.
Comment
This was a little edgy at first, but give it time and it softens up.

Chris Goodrum

80
Nose
A subtle, yet evocative nose of lightly straw-like apricot and sharp citrus. Brittle barley and edgy, grainy spices follow. Even the oak smells grainy! With time a lime conserve note appears.
Palate
Delicate and lightly creamy with barley and straw-like apricot fruit.
Finish
Good length, although the combination of wood and alcohol makes it quite drying, however it has a beautiful barley fade.
Comment
Pleasant. A little heavy on the oak, but that's just picking holes really!
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