Halò Single Malt Mates,
I have owned two Ben Nevis expressions. Really guid drams. Ben Nevis is on the way from Elgin to Glasgow. A guid distillery tour.
I have just run into a very interesting Ben Nevis.
Here it is:
20 Year Old Edinburgh Whisky Library
Producer Edinburgh Whisky Ltd.
Age 20 Year Old
Bottle Size 70cl
Alc. Volume 46%
This Ben Nevis was first laid down in 1996 and left to mature for a full 20 years. It has now been carefully selected to join Edinburgh Whisky Ltd.’s Library Collection of single malts. A full, rounded and deeply fruity malt.
Official Tasting Notes
Nose: Deeply resinous and fruity. Ripe nectarine and dark cherry through to mixed glacée fruit. Christmas cake. Liquorice. Praline nuttiness. Clove spice and newly-sawn wood develop into old furniture polish. Worn-out leather. Comfortingly (sweet) dusty old books. Feint oiliness / old workbench perhaps?
Palate: Weighty, broad and complex, but with great acidity. Tinned fruit syrup. Pannacotta. Toasted oak, mocha coffee and roast almonds. Dark maple syrup. Notably thick and chewy texture. White pepper spice at the end.
I always recommend a Ben Nevis. It goes really well with Creme Brulee!
I am gratified to learn that you enjoy learning about Scotch Whisky.
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