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Ben Nevis - Scotch Malt Whisky - Region: Highlands
WF Distillery Ranking: Quatrième Cru Classé (all current rankings here)


Status: Active - Stills: 4 (2 wash, 2 spirit) - Founded: 1825
Address: Loch Bridge, Fort William, PM33 6TJ - Phone: +44 (0) 1397 702 476
Web: bennevisdistillery.com - More info: Malt Madness  


My favourite expression so far:
Ben Nevis 34 yo 1966/2001 (53.7%, OB, German Market, 209 bottles, cask #4276)
91 points - Last tasted on August 28, 2006 - Tasting notes here.
Ben Nevis

General Distillery Profile - keywords (wazzat?)
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MM Distillery profile:
Ben Nevis (also 'Bennevis' and 'Benevas') is located off the beaten track in Inverness-shire. The distillery is said to have been founded in 1825 by 'Long John' McDonald. After many changes in ownership 'Ben Nevis Distillery (Fort William) Ltd.' bought the distillery in 1955 and decided to install a Coffey still for the production of grain whisky as well.... More on Malt Madness.
Ben Nevis

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Check all the 'winners' (90 points or more) on this wee list (PDF)

Whiskyfun tasting notes
OB - no vintage
  • Ben Nevis 'McDonald's' (46%, OB, 185 years anniversary, 2012) - 120313
  • Ben Nevis 10 yo (46%, OB, Btl. +/-2000) - no notes - 88
  • Ben Nevis 10 yo (46%, OB, +/-2013) - 201113
OB - vintage
  • Ben Nevis 40 yo 1962/2002 (40%, OB, blended at birth) - 060406
  • Ben Nevis 25 yo 1966 (59%, OB, +/-1991) - 171111
  • Ben Nevis 34 yo 1966/2001 (53.7%, OB, German Market, 209 bottles, cask #4276) - 280806
  • Ben Nevis 35 yo 1967/2003 (52.5%, OB, c. #2218, 165 b.) - 050504 - 101105
  • Ben Nevis 37 yo 1967/2004 (54.4%, OB, for Alambic Classique, Sherry hogshead, cask #2219, 225 bottles) - 210209
  • Ben Nevis 40 yo 1967/2007 (43.4%, OB for Alambic Classique, sherry, cask #1278, 157 bottles) - 171111
  • Ben Nevis 41 yo 1967/2008 (50.1%, OB, for Alambic Classique, Sherry hogshead, cask #1280, 103 bottles) - 210209
  • Ben Nevis 26 yo 1968/1994 (54.6%, OB, 213 bottles) - 231009
  • Ben Nevis 30 yo 1971/2001 (55.6%, OB, cask #2516) - no notes - 81
  • Ben Nevis 32 yo 1971/2003 (45.8%, OB for La Maison du Whisky, cask #1846) - no notes - 86
  • Ben Nevis 19 yo 1972 (56.8%, OB, 75cl, +/-1991) - 211112
  • Ben Nevis 26 yo 1973/1999 (52%, OB, cask #720) - 280806
  • Ben Nevis 13 yo 1990/2004 (61.6%, OB, Portwood finish, 800 bottles) - 280606
  • Ben Nevis 10 yo 1992/2002 (55,2%, OB, cask #2613, 587 bottles) - 120704
  • Ben Nevis 1992/2005 (46%, OB, cask #2614, 632 bottes) - 081006
  • Ben Nevis 10 yo 1992 (55.2%, OB) - 040405
  • Ben Nevis 14 yo 1992/2007 (46%, OB, double matured, 815 bottles) - 230109
  • Ben Nevis 1995/2009 (55.5%, OB for The Nectar, Hogshead, Cask#964, 212 bottles) - 100211
  • Ben Nevis 15 yo 1996/2012 (51.7%, OB, sherry cask, cask #1654) - 290813
  • Ben Nevis 15 yo 1998//2013 (54.5%, OB, oloroso, cask #586) - 231013
Adelphi
  • Ben Nevis 34 yo 1970/2005 'single blend' (50.3%, Adelphi, cask #4640) - 101105
Blackadder - Riverstown
  • Ben Nevis 1984/2002 (61.2%, Blackadder, Raw Cask, sherry, cask #258) - 040314
  • Ben Nevis 11 yo 1992/2003 (59.6%, Blackadder, cask #687, bourbon hogshead) - 040405 - 110507
  • Ben Nevis 15yo 1992/2008 (59.5%, The Clydesdale, Sherry cask #0350/2626, 306 Bts) - 230109
  • Ben Nevis 16 yo 1996/2012 (54.8%, Riverstown, cask #2012-122, 392 bottles) - 040314
Cadenhead
  • Ben Nevis 16yo 1965/1981 (46%, Cadenhead's Dumpy, Black Label, 75cl) - 231009
  • Ben Nevis 15 yo 1977/1993 (60.9%, Cadenhead's) - no notes - 89
  • Ben Nevis 15 yo 1986/2002 (62.7%, Cadenhead's, Bourbon, 216 bottles) - no notes - 88
  • Ben Nevis 17 yo 1986 (46%, Cadenhead's Original Collection)   - no notes - 85
Coopers Choice
  • Ben Nevis 12 yo 1996/2008 (46%, Cooper's Choice, sherry cask) - 100211
Douglas Laing
  • Ben Nevis 40 yo 1963/2004 (45.7%, Douglas Laing, Platinum Old and Rare, 339 bottles) - 150711
  • Ben Nevis 45 yo 1966/2012 (50.8%, Douglas Laing, Director's Cut, ref #DL8194, 136 bottles) - 211112
  • Ben Nevis 34 yo 1971/2005 Sherry Finish (50%, Douglas Laing OMC, 466 bottles) - 280806
  • Ben Nevis 36 yo 1971/2007 (50%, Douglas Laing OMC, 212 bottles) - 231009
  • Ben Nevis 40 yo 1971/2011 (45.8%, Douglas Laing, Old Malt Cask, refill hogshead, 188 bottles) - 171111
Duncan Taylor
  • Ben Nevis 8 yo (43%, Duncan Taylor Battelhill, 2007) - 121107
  • Ben Nevis 16 yo 1990/2007 (46%, Duncan Taylor, NC2) - 240809
  • Ben Nevis 14 yo 1995/2010 (46%, Duncan Taylor, NC2, rum cask) - 100211
Gordon & MacPhail
  • Ben Nevis 19 yo 1965 (40%, G&M Connoisseurs Choice Old brown label, +/- 1984) - 200411
Hart Bros
  • Ben Nevis 39yo 1966/2005 (40.2%, Hart Brothers, Finest Collection) - 200411
  • Ben Nevis 35 yo 1967/2002 (50.1%, Hart Bros, Sherry wood) - 231009
Jack Wieber
  • Ben Nevis 1990/2008 (61.2%, Jack Wieber, The Cross Hill, sherry cask, 611 bottles) - 240809
  • Ben Nevis 12 yo 1996/2008 (46%, Jack Wieber, Castle Collection, sherry cask #815) - 150209
James MacArthur
  • Ben Nevis 27 yo (54%, James MacArthur, single grain, late 1980’s) - 210407
  • Ben Nevis 14 yo 1998/2012 (54.7%, James MacArthur, Old Masters, bourbon, cask #1499) - 121212
Jean Boyer
  • Ben Nevis 1995/2012 (46%, Jean Boyer, One Shot, first fill sherry) - 201113
  • Ben Nevis 1996/2007 (43%, Jean Boyer 'Best Casks of Scotland', single cask) - 121107
  • Ben Nevis 1997/2008 (43%, Jean Boyer, Best Casks of Scotland, 2000 bottles) - 150209
  • Ben Nevis 1999/2009 (40%, Jean Boyer Best Casks, 1980 bottles) - 100211
Kingsbury
  • Ben Nevis 44 yo 1966 'Finest and Rarest' (40.7%, Kingsbury, Japan, +/-2010) - 290813
Malts of Scotland
  • Ben Nevis 1996/2010 (57.1%, Malts of Scotland, sherry hogshead, cask #1466, 258 bottles) - 100211
  • Ben Nevis 1996/2012 (53.1%, Malts of Scotland, sherry hogshead, cask #MoS 12054, 270 bottles) - 290813
Moon Import
  • Ben Nevis 1970/1988 (46% Moon Import, The Sea, cask #2913, 360 bottles) - 231009
Murray McDavid
  • Ben Nevis 6 yo 1999/2005 (46%, Murray McDavid, Bourbon/Port, 6000 bottles) - 100211
The Nectar
  • Ben Nevis 26 yo 1986/2012 (51.8%, The Nectar of the Daily Drams) - 211112
Signatory
  • Ben Nevis 34 yo 1975/2009 (63.0%, The Prestonfield for LMdW, bourbon barrel, cask #7439, 146 bottles) - 231009
  • Ben Nevis 30 yo 1975/2006 (64.3%, Signatory, cask #7447, 132 bottles) - 060406
  • Ben Nevis 9 yo 1990/2000 (43%, Signatory, Full sherry, cask #1383) - no notes - 79
  • Ben Nevis 10 yo 1990/2001 (43%, Signatory, Full sherry, cask #1387) - no notes - 85
  • Ben Nevis 10 yo 1992/2002 (43%, Signatory, butt #3312) - 040405
  • Ben Nevis 14 yo 1992/2007 (55.8%, Signatory, 1st Fill Sherry Butt, cask #2301, 733 bottles) - 110507
  • Ben Nevis 20 yo 1992/2013 (46%, Signatory, Un-chilfiltered Collection, sherry butt, cask #2308, 751 bottles) - 120313
Silver Seal
  • Ben Nevis 22 yo 1990/2012 (60.4%, Silver Seal, cask #536, 597 bottles) - 201113
SMWS
  • Ben Nevis 23 yo 1966/1989 (55%, Scotch Malt Whisky Society, #78.1) - 070512
  • Ben Nevis 13 yo 1984/1998 (61.5%, Scotch Malt Whisky Society, #78.18, 229 bottles) - 040314
Taste Still - M&H
  • Ben Nevis 1990/2006 (58.3%, Taste Still Selection, bourbon cask #2712, 313 bottles) - 081006
The Ultimate - Van Wees
  • Ben Nevis 13 yo 1990/2004 (46%, The Ultimate, Van Wees) - 240809
The Whisky Fair - The Whisky Agency
  • Ben Nevis 42 yo 1968/2010 (40.0%, The Whisky Agency, Private Stock, Bourbon Hogshead, 101 bottles) - 200411
  • Ben Nevis 42 yo 1969/2012 (47.8%, Clan Denny for The Whisky Fair, refill hogshead, ref #DL8148) - 211112
  • Ben Nevis 18 yo 1995/2013 (51,8%, The Whisky Agency, hogshead, 242 bottles) - 040314
Various IB
  • Ben Nevis 12 yo (40%, Glenkeir Treasures, The Whisky Shop) - 280606
  • Ben Nevis 42 yo 1966 (40.6%, The Maltman, cask #1776) - 070512
  • Ben Nevis 21 yo 1990/2012 (46%, The Maltman, bourbon cask) - 201113
  • Ben Nevis 17 yo 1995/2013 (51.8%, Càrn Mor for Whisky Circle Pinzgau, sherry hogshead, cask #965) - 231013
  • Ben Nevis 1996/2004 (46%, Eilan Gillan, American oak) - 060406
  • Ben Nevis 15 yo 1996/2012 (55.4%, The Companions of the Quaich, Canada, hogshead, cask #911) - 201113
  • Ben Nevis 17 yo 1996/2013 (51.6%, Pure Spirit, hogshead) - 290813
  • Ben Nevis 1997/2008 (56.2%, Whisky-Fässle, bourbon cask) - 100211
  • Ben Nevis 16 yo 1997 (55%, Abbey Whisky, The Rare Casks, sherry hogshead, 96 bottles, +/-2014) - 040314
  • Ben Nevis 1999/2010 (52.2%, Romantic Rhine Collection, sherry octave, cask #363630, 72 bottles) - 100211
 
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