The distillery lays at the bottom of the Ben Nevis, the highest mountain of Scotland, located at the Western Highlands next to Fort William. It was built 1825 by John McDonald, a descendant of the Lord of the Isles. Between 1984 and 1990 the production was stopped, after Nikka took over the company the production continued one year later. The water for Ben Nevis comes from the Allt A Mhullin Burn.
Ben Nevis 2012 Best Dram – 56.5%
89,90 € inkl. MwSt.
entspricht 128,43 € pro l
incl. VAT zzgl. Versandkosten
Lieferzeit: 1-3 Werktage innerhalb Deutschlands
After 10 years in First Fill Rioja Barrique, the Ben Nevis 2012/2023 is characterized by creamy red fruit, vanilla and chocolate notes.
Unique casks, personally and locallyselected in Scotland’s whiskey regions, always cask strength, never chill-filtered or coloured. Sounds magical? No wonder, because these Best Drams are the work of Michel Reick, who, as a whiskey druid, makes the magic of hand-picked casks accessible to connoisseurs. Six newcomers allow magical moments of pleasure this week.
The new Best Drams had between 7 and 16 years to develop their exquisite aromas. The single cask bottlings open up exciting perspectives on distilleries on the island of Islay, Speyside and the Lowlands and Highlands for whiskey fans – in combination with aromatic (strong) wine casks.
Nose: Unmistakably Ben Nevis, but noticeably creamier than other sherry casks. Well integrated, hardly noticeable alcohol. A very fruity start with strawberry yoghurt cream candy is followed by sweet red fruits like cherry, sweet vanilla and slightly burnt caramel. The unmistakable, slightly musty Ben Nevis note wafts over it.
Palate: Initially very powerful and spicy, with mocha and cocoa. Then the sweetness shows up again with some milk chocolate, toffee and hints of powdered sugar, accompanied by a little lime zest. Like the nose, the middle part is pleasantly red-fruity with strawberries and cherries.
Finish: A pleasant note of wood and still beautiful notes of chocolate.