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Ben Nevis 21yo 1996

(52.8%, Various Independent Bottlers, Single & Single, Sherry cask, 500 Bts., 2018)
Average Score: 88
Bottle Profile
TypeScotch Single Malts (Disclosed Distilleries)
DistilleryBen Nevis
BottlerVarious Independent Bottlers
Brand NameBen Nevis
Year Distilled1996
Alcohol By Volume52.8%
Other DetailsSingle & Single, Sherry cask
Average Score88

Maniac Ratings
Johannes van den Heuvel88

Tasting Notes
Johannes van den HeuvelNose: A powerful sherried profile with all the classic traits; wood, raisins, lemon sweets and fruit cake. Some dusty notes in the background that add to the complexity. A citrussy prickle in the top of the nose. More late summer fruits after adding a few drops of water. Hint of honey. Over time the citrus grows stronger. Taste: Very sippable at slightly over 50% ABV. Quite sweet with the faintest hint of smoke. Undiluted, it starts off powerdul, softening up a lot after a second. A very long, succulant finish. The palate benefits from a little water. No added complexity, but smoother with more pronounced tannins. Score: 88 points - this benefits from breathing in the glass - and will brobably improve in an opened bottle.