Whisky Review: Hidden Spirits Ben Nevis 2006 Aged 13 Years selected by Whisky and Alement

Style: Dark fruits and Smoky Nose: Sweet, alluring Maraschino cherry simmering in dense milk chocolate, absolutely delicious. Followed by a dense layer of creamy caramel, black liquorice roots and assorted herbs going into tiny bursts, leaving trails of peppermint twigs and tobacco leaves. Smoke gently infused into lemon sorbet which is placed on top of…

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Whisky Review: Adelphi Archive Ben Nevis 1996 11 Years Old

Style: Caramel sweet and Robust Nose: Caramel, butterscotch barley ultra-charged by herbal, spirit spice. Peanut butte cupcake, popcorns and steamed yam garnished with liquorice roots with just a touch of white vinegar. Ginger powder and nutmeg sprinkling onto carrot cake to give a slight earthy flavour. A rather powerful aroma. Palate: Abundant flow of caramel…

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Whisky Review: Ben Nevis Single Cask 12 Years Old 2014 White Port Matured

Style: Sweet and Complex Nose: Sharp at the front then filled up with aroma of white grapes and dunnage earthiness. Quite a punchy nose. Chilli flakes flowing along the sweet, grape-y backbone, soft smoke, subtle assorted dry herbs and hints of meatiness at the back. Complex and fun. Palate: Now ruby grapes amalgamate perfectly with…

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Dram Review: Highlander Inn Single Cask Bottling 2017 Ben Nevis Aged 20 Years

[55.9%・20 Years Old・Distilled in 1997・Bottled in 2017・Highlander Inn Bottling・Cask No. 97・Single Cask Release of 595 Bottles] Nose: The nose is filled with thick leather and that signature confectionary meatiness. Absolutely rich but still retains a roundness and balance. The minerals in the background fare cleanly with sultana, ripe figs and shell cordovan leather in time.…

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Dram Review: Ben Nevis 1997 Single Cask Bottled for the Sydney Whisky Fair

[48.6%・Distilled in 1997・Bottled in 2017・ Oak Barrel Bottling・Limited Release of 60 Bottles] Nose: A splendid synergy of gooey toffee which carries the familiar heaviness of the distillery and the plump orchard fruits which stemmed from the ex-Bourbon cask.  The two seemingly polar notes are brought together beautifully by the buttery and grassy undertones.  A clean…

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Whisky Review: The Auld Alliance x Three Rivers Tokyo x The Whisky Agency Ben Nevis Aged 19 Years

Style: Rich and Deep Sherry Nose: A thread of peppermint feeds through on the nose, followed by a dense, meaty toffee aroma, caramel red liquorice and icy tropical fruits. Smooth but a rather rich texture. Distinct peat smoke campfire from distance with a touch of walnut. All the beautiful signatures of a sherry Ben Nevis…

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Dram Review: Douglas of Drumlanrig Ben Nevis Aged 18 Years

[54.7%・18 Years Old・Douglas of Drumlanrig Bottling・Cask No. 11385・Single Cask Release of 571 Bottles] Nose: Quite peppery, a sold presence of oak. Bright fruits, apple crumble and in time it mellows up into a gentle creaminess. Palate & Finish: A juicy drop with plenty of might coming from the dried oranges and figs, the overloading of…

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Whisky Review: Ben Nevis 25 Years Old Single Cask 98/35/5 

Style: Sweet and Composed Nose: Wow… Intoxicatingly aroma, rich plums, brown sugar sweetness laced so elegantly by a touch of smoke, mineral and dry spices. If you have a nostalgia for Yoichi Sherry casks, this is going to be your thing. A light dab of acidity opens up to a handful of roasted almonds, black…

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