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Ben Nevis 21 yo 1996 / 2018 Whisky Doris #2028 52.2% vs Ben Nevis 21 yo Private Bottling #1407 48.8%

Ben Nevis 21 yo 1996 / 2018 Whisky Doris #2028 52.2%Full of culinary aromas that border on mustiness. Cold fry pans sitting unwashed on stained hobs sticky with grease. Firewood … Continue reading

August 29, 2022 · Leave a comment

Nanyang Peninsula Collection: Orkney Single Malt 22 yo 1999 / 2022 Nanyang Whisky 52.6% vs Ben Nevis 23 yo 1998 / 2022 Nanyang Whisky  54.1% Islay Single Malt 30 yo 1990 / 2022 51.3%

Orkney Single Malt 22 yo 1999 / 2022 Nanyang Whisky 52.6% Quite a dominant malty-cereal chord despite the advanced wood. It smells like hulled grains and toasted oatcakes with plenty … Continue reading

July 19, 2022 · Leave a comment

Milroy’s trio: Clynelish 23 yo 1997 / 2021 Milroy’s #12359 53.3% vs Ben Nevis 25 yo 1996 / 2021 Milroy’s #20 47.6% vs Springbank 28 yo 1992 / 2021 Milroy’s #185 50.9%

Check out our pals Friends With Drams,  they’ve got good whisky. Clynelish 23 yo 1997 / 2021 Milroy’s #12359 53.3% The sort of Clynelish that’s big on oak, so we … Continue reading

May 22, 2022 · Leave a comment

Ben Nevis 17 yo 1996 / 2014 The Nectar of the Daily Drams 49.3% vs Ben Nevis 1997 / 2015 Pearls of Scotland #614 50.9% vs Ben Nevis 16 yo 1998 / 2014 Lady of the Glen #1407 52.1%

Ben Nevis 17 yo 1996 / 2014 The Nectar of the Daily Drams 49.3% Yes, a barrage: Honey, chalk powder, struck gunpowder and wispy white smoke. Molten wax, lime zest, … Continue reading

July 15, 2021 · Leave a comment

Ben Nevis 42 yo 1973 / 2015 Signatory for 67 Pall Mall 43% vs Ben Nevis 44 yo 1970 / 2015 Finest Whisky #6 44.4%

Have not posted notes in 2 months. A new first, but a break was nice. Ben Nevis 42 yo 1973 / 2015 Signatory for 67 Pall Mall 43% A savoury … Continue reading

January 18, 2021 · Leave a comment

Ben Nevis 19 yo 1996 Distiller’s Art 48% vs Ben Nevis 20 yo 1995 Gleann Mor #11308 53.4% vs Ben Nevis 22 yo 1992 Cadenhead 53.5%

Ben Nevis 19 yo 1996 Distiller’s Art 48% Crystal clear and to the point. Poached pears, white wine, gentian root, ivy leaf syrup. An austere and mineral sort of Ben … Continue reading

February 27, 2020 · Leave a comment

Ben Nevis 19 yo 1996 / 2015 Fighting Fish 52.3% vs Ben Nevis 18 yo 1996 / 2014 The Whisky Agency 53.2%

Old, tatty and honest to goodness Ben Nevis. Ben Nevis 19 yo 1996 / 2015 Fighting Fish 52.3% I am late to the wonders of these 90s Ben Nevis. Wonderfully … Continue reading

September 5, 2019 · 1 Comment

Ben Nevis 34 yo 1966 / 2000 #3663 vs Ben Nevis 10 yo 2002 / 2013 #334 White Port Pipe matured

Ben Nevis often suffers the ignominy of being an ‘alternative’ Malt rather than a first go-to choice, but those who know recognize its potential for a full and big boned … Continue reading

May 28, 2018 · Leave a comment

Ben Nevis Càrn Mòr Vintage Collection 1997 / 2009

How about another Ben Nevis? This is a fairly young 1997 from the Carn Mor Vintage  Collection range, that means 6 years after Nikka took over the distillery in 1991. … Continue reading

June 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Ben Nevis 37 yo 1966/2003 Douglas Laing Old Malt Cask for Skorupa

Ben Nevis (the mountain) is Scotland’s tallest at 4406 feet. Beautiful sight, and if you wanted to visit the distillery, you wouldn’t have to go all the way to the … Continue reading

March 9, 2014 · Leave a comment
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