Master of Malt

Single Cask Series

Ben Nevis, 16 Years Old

ABV 57.4%
REVIEWED Issue 119
Brand: Single Cask Series, Ben Nevis, Master of Malt
Expression: Ben Nevis, 16 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 16 years old
ABV: 57.4%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
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Ben Nevis Distillery, Lochy Bridge, Fort William, Highland, Highland, Scotland
Taster   Annabel Meikle
Nose: Waxy orange peel and beeswax furniture polish on wood. Butterscotch sauce and treacle tart. Potpourri and dried apricots.
Palate: Grippy oak giving a pithy, malty bite and a muscular texture - like eating uncooked Christmas cake. Marmalade on toast and a hint of struck match with time.
Finish: Powerful, round and juicy, water opens subtle spice.
Comment: This was a little edgy at first, but give it time and it softens up.
Taster   Chris Goodrum
Nose: A subtle, yet evocative nose of lightly straw-like apricot and sharp citrus. Brittle barley and edgy, grainy spices follow. Even the oak smells grainy! With time a lime conserve note appears.
Palate: Delicate and lightly creamy with barley and straw-like apricot fruit.
Finish: Good length, although the combination of wood and alcohol makes it quite drying, however it has a beautiful barley fade.
Comment: Pleasant. A little heavy on the oak, but that's just picking holes really!
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