Ben Nevis Distillery
An inactive cask hasn’t allowed the sulphur to be removed fully. Nothing wrong with the spirit, it’s just been bottled too early.
1996, 13 Years Old
Year of Bottling
Nose: Slightly raw. Turnip greens, cooking cabbage and draff. This vegetable sulphuriness dominates.
Palate: Clean with a little nutty note but the sulphur remains. Water improves it and suggests what this could have become. Grassy and sweet.
Comment: An inactive cask hasn’t allowed the sulphur to be removed fully. Nothing wrong with the spirit, it’s just been bottled too early.
Nose: Initially very estery, almost solvent edge to it. Moves into the paint thinner side of things.
Palate: Sharp and bitter. Has a cloying red plum skin note that fills the mouth.
Comment: Not sure what is going on with this, but not my sort of thing.
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