Ben Nevis is a distillery founded in 1825 and owned by Japanese group Nikka since 1989. Located on the mainland coast of western Scotland, at the base of the highest mountain in Great Britain from which it takes its name, Ben Nevis is known for its aging in old sherry casks. In recent years, the Ben Nevis distillery seemed somewhat dormant, but it has not said its last word. It was in 2012 that the awakening occurred with the arrival of the intensely peated Ben Nevis Traditional. The distillery still has hidden beauties that are waiting to awaken…

This beautiful Ben Nevis can be broken down into three distinct stages. The nose first, whose lactic, malty, and fruity character overflows with serenity. The palate next, whose exaggerated exoticism and menthol freshness perfectly define its extroverted temperament. And finally, the finish, which perfectly expresses the originality and persuasiveness of an aromatic and gustatory palette that naturally conjugates the verb “to adore.”

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Tasting Notes

Color : Pale gold.

Nose : Fresh, creamy. Marked by very nice milky notes (coconut, almond), green nuts, candied lemon, and juicy pear, the first nose is also marvelously vanilla. When aerated, scents of white mint, lily of the valley, and iris highlight the flowery character of the aromatic palette. It continues with notes of toffee, grilled malt barley, and alfalfa.

Palate : Lively, proud. Much more extroverted than the nose suggested, the attack on the palate is exotic (passion fruit, kiwi, lychee), finely chocolatey and licorice-flavored. In the middle of the palate, flavors of barley sugar and lavender honey mix with frangipane and dried fruit (prune, date, fig). Menthol and spicy (saffron, clove), the aftertaste becomes more and more herbaceous (reed, bulrush).

Finish : long, tonic. Green tomato fritters, coriander, chervil, and green apples highlight the spring character of the beginning of the finish in a most persuasive way. The superb notes of green tea and jasmine tea that come next reinforce this sensation of freshness. The retro-olfaction puts an apple at the forefront. The empty glass is spicy (ginger, cinnamon), milky, and malty.

Profile : Exotic, fresh.

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Weight 1.170 kg


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