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Old & Rare Platinum Ben Nevis Tasting notes and reviews

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Whisky Magazine Issue 121

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Old & Rare Platinum Ben Nevis

Brand
Old & Rare Platinum
Expression
Ben Nevis
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
45.00%
Vintage
1963
Produced at
Douglas Laing & Co ~ Ben Nevis Distillery
Region
Highland
Website
www.douglaslaing.com
Availability
Selected European Countries

Gavin Smith

75
Nose
Very fragrant, violets and honey. A great nose.
Palate
Not surprisingly, some flat, oaky notes, but the honey, robust maltiness, and a tinge of smoke hold together to make this work rather well.
Finish
Drying sherry and oak, ultimately quite bitter and tannic.
Comment
Just about holds its own against the effects of excessive age. On the cusp!

Dave Broom

75
Nose
Plenty of wood. Plasticene, emulsion paint and amyl nitrate. Water reveals toasted oak, rich dried fruits, cumin/coriander powder.
Palate
Soft demerara sweetness. Toasted almond, grilled nut. Acquires some elegance, almost Cognac like. A floral, pot pourri note. Grippy oak.
Finish
Marzipan. Almond slices.
Comment
Strange nose but good flavours.
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