Ben Nevis 1998 Single Cask 15yo | 57.3% | Highland
Ben Nevis Distillery
, Scotland founded: 1825 | active
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Meet #54 | 09/08/14 | Hosted by Whisky Fringe
8 of us headed on down to Whisky Fringe 2014 and about an hour in, we all sampled this single cask offering from Ben Nevis - a distillery we'd not tried at the club before.
Dry sherry, 'cherry sherry', "a beautiful Highland landscape" (sarcasm), heathery sheep-turds (sarcasm?), Chupa Chups and toffee. 'Good nose', sweet and maybe some PX in there.
Sweet and sherried, milky with cream ("Thanks, Creamy!"), oak and vanilla. Like driving past the Ben Nevis Creamery, but you're eating Coco Pops and drinking a / going Coco Loco. it was also sharp and fresh, with a sourness noted too.
Kick-starting a new distillery with a pricey single cask bottling.
Finish & Comments
Lemons, Caramac bars and tarmacadam. It was sweet and tangy with a medium length. There is some confusion as to whether it tasted of "midget" or "midget gems", but it seems that "iced gems" was definitely said in jest.
We've always scored out of 10 in our group (see number in red box, below), with scores regularly given across that spectrum. The value out of 100 below is adjusted to the scale most commonly used for whisky reviews, to allow for better comparison.
78 / 100
Detailed scores (out of 10)
Tasting Game Points (out of 0)
No scores available.
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