Ben Nevis

1986, 16 Years Old

ABV 61.9%
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Brand: Ben Nevis, Cadenhead's
Expression: 1986, 16 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 16 years old
Year of bottling: 2002
ABV: 61.9%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Tasting notes
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Slightly indistinct but in time a rich sweetness.
Palate: Incredibly sweet: demerara sugar and malt. Has good weight, vanilla, almond. Well-rounded and silky.
Finish: Nutty and long.
Comment: Builds from a slightly disappointing nose to a solid sweet palate.
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Lots of fruit. Pear drops. Summer fruit pudding. Apples cooked in the oven.
Palate: Quite smooth. Light-bodied. Lots of fruit again. Blackcurrant.
Finish: Crisp and dry. Warm all the way through.
Comment: Hard to guess at the high alcohol strength from the nose. Not the usual big, oily Ben Nevis character. A pleasant fruitiness keeps the sweet notes dominant.
Visit the distillery
Ben Nevis Distillery, Lochy Bridge, Fort William, Highland, Highland, Scotland
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