Ben Nevis

Ben Nevis 21 Years Old Batch 8 (48.9%, TBWC, 931 Bottles, 2019)

Ben Nevis 21 Years Old Batch 8

Whisky Review

  • ABV: 48.9%
  • Age: 21 Years Old
  • Bottling: That Boutique-Y Whisky Company, Batch 8, 931 Bottles
  • Category: Highland single malt scotch whisky
  • Cost: £147.95
  • Origin: Ben Nevis distillery
  • Vintage: Undeclared

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What they say

21 year old single malt from the Ben Nevis distillery, from the foothills of the mountain which shares its name. This expression was bottled by That Boutique-y Whisky Company, and the label shows off a stunning view of said distillery from said mountain, as well as a chap drinking a bottle of this very whisky. It’s all a bit meta.

Batch 8 is a release of 931 bottles.

What I say

Another well-aged Ben Nevis from That Boutique-Y Whisky Company, Batch 8 and bottled at 21 years old.

My tasting notes:

  • Appearance: Dark amber gold (11/20) quick, large tears resolve to fine legs.
  • Nose: Full and rounded, chewy barley and dried fruits, apple peel, cherry, raisin, fig, fudge, caramel sauce, nutty, polished apple wood, aniseed balls and shellac note.
  • Taste: Neutral on the palate, polished wood, gentle baking spices, waxed apples, kirsch/cherry, bitter dark chocolate, light coffee grounds/latte coffee, milky/creamy, earthy vanilla pods and touch of sharp metallic.
  • Finish: Long, sour apple/cherry, woody, spirity and spicy.

Overall

Odd, fruity and metallic, earthy, nothing in any one direction but clearly unbalanced, but I still quite like it.

Score 85/100

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