Abbey Whisky

Ben Nevis

Aged 16 Years

ABV 55%
REVIEWED Issue 120
Brand: Ben Nevis, Abbey Whisky
Expression: Aged 16 Years
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 16 years old
ABV: 55%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Abbey Whisky
Issue 120
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Ben Nevis Distillery, Lochy Bridge, Fort William, Highland, Highland, Scotland
Taster   Joel Harrison
Nose: The classic heavy wood tones of cinnamon, ginger, damp forest floor and church pews.
Palate: A big hit of oak, followed by some summer fruit compote which takes a while to appear, plum jam and fig chutney. Tropical fruits.
Finish: Sweet builders' tea (black) with a hint of plum and fig at the death.
Comment: This is the Rolling Stones of whisky; nothing without the wood turned up loud! A very well aged liquid which is big and fruity once the air gets to it.
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Malty. Butterscotch. Earthy. Damp wood. An autumn scent. Medlars. Dunnage warehouse. A precise sherry influence. Walnut stain.
Palate: Sweet and bitter. Big sherry. Lots of liquorice, over infused tea leaves. Dark chocolate. Mushrooms with a dash of water.
Finish: Sweet, with liquorice and a touch of parma violets. But no astringency. Dry with a touch of pepper.
Comment: A heavily sherried malt but the oak is not overwhelming. It can stand water, in homeopathic proportions, please.
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