Ben Nevis

The President’s Cask 23 Years Old

ABV 56.4%
REVIEWED Issue 131
Specifications
Brand: Ben Nevis
Expression: The President’s Cask 23 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 23 years old
ABV: 56.4%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Awards
Recommended
Issue 131
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Ben Nevis Distillery, Lochy Bridge, Fort William, Highland, Highland, Scotland
Taster   Chris Goodrum
Nose: Pungent, coffee laced with honey and barley so thick you could spread it! Herbal with oxidised, stewed fruit (plum and prune) and sub rye-like notes. Mash and buttery oak note. Water releases juicy citrus and dusty oak.
Palate: Alcoholic and needs some water to release the juicy barley, citrus and honey. Hints of coffee, stewed fruit and gentle but bittering spices. However it is the sawdusty, mature oak which steals the show.
Finish: Long and citric with the rye-like herbal notes lingering.
Comment: A little water and this beauty unwinds into a sublime whisky.
9.1
Taster   Joel Harrison
Nose: Toffee, bananas, a hint of plum chutney, some copper tones and toasted brown bread with salted butter.
Palate: Warming and malty, there is a hint of Blue Bird toffee, sweet builder’s tea and heather honey. Water brings out pickled ginger and lemongrass.
Finish: Rich, oily and full of cinnamon spice.
Comment: A fine example of a well matured, high strength, oily and rich Scotch whisky. A very solid performance indeed.
8.8
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