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Ben Nevis 9, 2011-2020, Bourbon Barrels, 46% – Signatory Vintage

When a new Ben Nevis pops up, I am automatically enthusiastic, since most of them are very good nowadays. When that one is young I get a little bit less thrilled, but when it’s only about € 40, that kind … Continue reading

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Ben Nevis 10, 2010-2020, Shiraz Cask 1800020, 56.7% – The Duchess

Contrary to my normal modus operandi, I’m actually ahead in tasting this whisky. Of course that is no coincidence, since the release of this review was more or less requested to be a little ahead of the actual release of … Continue reading

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Ben Nevis MacDonald’s Traditional, 46%

In a recent sample exchange, Tom chucked in a sample of this Ben Nevis NAS. In recent years this distillery has become much more popular up to a level that their regular 10 years old is more often sold out … Continue reading

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Ben Nevis 1996-2020, 23yo, 47.6% – The Whisky Agency

The short hiatus of two weeks can mean only a few things. In this case it was all positive: summer holiday! This also gave me some time to finish some awesome samples and bottles I had sitting on the shelves … Continue reading

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Ben Nevis 23, 1996-2020, 46.1% – WhiskyNerds

As with practically any 1996 Ben Nevis, and any WhiskyNerds bottling, you’re in for a treat. Now when these two forces combine, expectations get incredibly high. I recently received this samples from Floris and Bram, the WhiskyNerds themselves, and I … Continue reading

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Ben Nevis 22, 1996-2018, 50.6% – Whisky-Doris / The Nose Art

With all that is happening in the world of whisky, there are fewer and fewer whiskies that truly have a singular character. There’s more and more homogenization happening with bulk bought barley, generic yeast strains, and even (in Diageo’s case) … Continue reading

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Ben Nevis 27, 1990-2018, 58.9% – Le Gus’t

Be warned, this is going to be one of those contrary reviews that I’ve been doing lately. When I did the Ben Nevis bottle-share, almost 18 months ago, I also picked up this port pipe ‘finished’ 27 year old with … Continue reading

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Ben Nevis 1996-2015, 46% – Cooper’s Choice

A few years the Cooper’s Choice brand was revamped and got a lot more shelf space in The Netherlands. I even managed to pick up a bottle or two and there was even a dedicated tasting in Krommenie. Well, dedicated … Continue reading

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Ben Nevis 1996-2017, 20yo, 46% – Edinburgh Whisky Ltd.

When I started drinking whisky, Ben Nevis was one of those distillery that just ‘existed’. Nobody cared about them, and most of what came from the distillery was either a cheap blend, or pretty shit (or both). Of course, sometimes … Continue reading

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Ben Nevis 21, 47.5% – The Whisky Show Exclusive (Past Future)

Past Future obviously sounds weird. This is the first of a triptych by, I want to say, The Whisky Exchange. But it’s bottled for The Whisky Show of last weekend. Bottled by Speciality Drinks or Elixir Distillers. I’ve lost track … Continue reading

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