Ben Nevis 10 Year Old

Ben Nevis 10 Year Old

(0.7l, 46%)


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The foundation of the entire Ben Nevis family of Single Malts defines their signature style.

The Ben Nevis distillery was founded in 1825 by the legendary “Long John” MacDonald. Since day one they have used spring water percolating up in two nearby pools — Coire Leis and Coire na’Ciste. The distillery stayed in family hands until 1955 when it was acquired by Joseph Hobbs who updated to new copper Coffey stills. Since 1989 it has been owned by the famous Japanese Whisky company Nikka who leave it be to continue producing fine Highland Single Malt.

Ben Nevis 10 Year Old is a classic Single Malt in the western Highlands style — which means a bit more spice than its Speyside cousins. It has been aged a full decade in ex-bourbon casks overlooking the River Lochy at the foot of the great mountain. This ten year-old dram is the foundation of the line upon which their profile is built — with its signature dry, malty, leafy, and nutty character.

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Ben Nevis is the highest mountain in the British Isles, rising 4,423 feet about sea level in the central Highlands near Fort William. It used to be higher, but what remains is the collapsed dome of an ancient volcano that exploded ~350 million years ago.

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Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.

Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Medium Amber

Nose / Aroma / Smell
The aroma reveals almost grape-like tannins with an herbal leaf scent over tones of roasted nuts and marmalade.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
The palate is silky-smooth with plenty of toffee and pepper notes and an almost Cointreau notes of orange and a bit of brine.

The finish is very long and very smooth with a blooming sweetness of cocoa and caramel.
Ratings & Reviews
Sweet up front, a little young on the finish, nice for a tourist trap
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