Ben Nevis

Ben Nevis

White Port Pipe Cask 12 Years Old

ABV: 56.3%

Age: 12 Years Old

Year Bottled: 2016

Style: Single Malt

Country: Scotland

Region: Highland

Overall
Score

8.2

Tasting Notes

Nose

Intense, herbal-coffee Oloroso. Taut citrus goes head to head with the prunes and orange conserve. With time some balsamic treacle, tea leaves and iron notes appear.

Palate

Dry, the treacle adding sweetness but the bitter tannins and alcohol make it very austere. Quite herbal and coffeed with dried fruit and stewed prunes.

Finish

Intense and alcoholic but the sweet treacle offsets to an extent allowing the big Oloroso fruit to linger.

Comment

Classy and blemish free but, as I’ve said before, this isn’t my preferred type of whisky.

Taster Score
8.0

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