Ben Nevis Distillery
Builds from a slightly disappointing nose to a solid sweet palate.
1986, 16 Years Old
Year of Bottling
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.
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.
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