Darkness!

Ben Nevis

17 Years Old

ABV 49%
REVIEWED Issue 132
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Specifications
Brand: Ben Nevis, Darkness!
Expression: 17 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 17 years old
ABV: 49%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Awards
Recommended
Issue 132
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Ben Nevis Distillery, Lochy Bridge, Fort William, Highland, Highland, Scotland
Taster   Joel Harrison
Nose: A closed nose which needed a dab of water to open it and reveal pineapple chunks, grapefruit juice, some lightly whipped cream and a touch of chalk.
Palate: The palate comes together with toasted coconut, barbecued pineapple, some fresh vanilla and a dollop of raspberry ripple ice cream. Also some dried slices of green apple.
Finish: Some more of the green apple and watermelon jelly beans.
Comment: A well rounded and sweet whisky with some great flavours, which sings on the palate.
8.9
Taster   Chris Goodrum
Nose: Very herbal and meaty aromas with malt, treacle and sweet, dark honey. A serious maltfest! With time a touch of vanilla oak, cold tea and earth appear.
Palate: Thick and malty. I need a knife and fork for this one! Treacle, building bitter tannins and the alcohol kicks in on the middle to balance the sweetness, but there’s no subduing the malt!
Finish: Long and treacly with mouth-watering barley, citrus, subtle sweet spice and guess what? Yes. Malt!
Comment: You might think that it is sherry matured but no, it’s 100% American oak aged.
8.8
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