Ben Nevis

1996, 12 Years Old, Single Cask

ABV 59.3%
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Brand: Ben Nevis
Expression: 1996, 12 Years Old, Single Cask
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 12 years old
Year of bottling: 2006
ABV: 59.3%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Intense with a sour note. Cider cellar. Damp wood, stale cider. Almost vinegary. A touch of butterscotch.
Palate: Palate Crisp. Quite harsh with the same woody and sour note. Burnt caramel. Burning. Water brings out sweet notes.
Finish: Dry, tangy.
Comment: On the sour and dour side. Better with water. Cask problem? Disappointing.
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Soy sauce, a little damp wood and a sweet note that has more mossy tones to it, sort of sweet wet grass. All fighting with a heavy vinegar note.
Palate: Those soy and vinegar aromas come through. Some spices and burnt sugar.
Finish: Drying.
Comment: Takes a lot to get past the vinegar. Odd.
Visit the distillery
Ben Nevis Distillery, Lochy Bridge, Fort William, Highland, Highland, Scotland
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