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Ben Nevis whisky reviews

Ben Nevis distillery
Western Highlands region
Founded in 1825, currently active
Owned by Nikka Asahi Breweries
www.bennevisdistillery.com

Ben Nevis 42 yo 1966 (40,6%, Alchemist 2008) – 90/100

Ben Nevis 47 yo 1966 (45,9%, OB for Alambic Classique 2013, sherry cask #3640, 128 btl.) – 93/100

Ben Nevis 42 yo 1969 (47,8%, Clan Denny for Limburg Whisky Fair 2012, refill bourbon hogshead, DL 8148)

Ben Nevis 43 yo 1970 (44,8%, Eiling Lim 2014, 60 btl.) – 89/100

Ben Nevis 34 yo 1975 (63%, Prestonfield for LMdW 2009, cask #7439, 146 btl.) – 92/100

Ben Nevis 14 yo 1992 (46%, OB 2007, sherry cask #2623, 815 btl.) – 87/100

Ben Nevis 18 yo 1995 (51,8%, The Whisky Agency ‘Old Times Diving’ 2013, refill hogshead, 242 btl.) – 88/100

Ben Nevis 13 yo 1996 (57,1%, OB 2010, sherry cask #1466, 258 btl.) – 83/100

Ben Nevis 16 yo 1996 (53%, TheWhiskyCask 2012, hogshead) – 80/100

Ben Nevis 16yo 1997 (55%, Abbey Whisky ‘The Rare Casks’ 2013, sherry hogshead, 96 btl.) – 86/100

Ben Nevis 16 yo 1997 (53,2%, Maltbarn 2013, bourbon barrel, 91 btl.) – 80/100

Ben Nevis 26 yo 1968 (54,6%, OB 1994, 213 btl.) – 87/100

Ben Nevis 21 yo 1990 ‘Red Berry Cream’ (40%, Wemyss Malts 2011, 865 btl.) – 76/100

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  • Jorn: I agree, the first expressions tend to go up in value the most, - ofcourse -, but do you really think the Bowmore DC 2 will sink below 150,00 euro? N
  • WhiskyNotes: I tend to disagree. I would just wait for n°III and make sure you inform your favourite retailer that you want one beforehand. Buying a hyped product
  • Jorn: It's worth 150 allright, but mainly from a collector's point of view. That's where the market is. Like precious little stamps (Nothing wrong with that

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1601 notes by Ruben

WhiskyNotes - Ruben LuytenThis blog is my personal collection of impressions, written while searching for the ultimate single malt whisky.