First a few words about the distillery:
Ben Nevis Distillery is one of the oldest licensed distilleries in Scotland. The distillery is nestled at the foot of Britain’s highest mountain, Ben Nevis, which has a summit elevation of 4’406 feet above sea level. This imposing mountain provides an impressive background to a traditional Scottish craft.
Today it is time for Ben Nevis 10 YO. It was the first whisky in the line-up in one of the latest meetings for The Ladies’ Share. This single malt was introduced to the market back in 1996 using whisky produced in 1986. It is bottled at 46 ABV.
Overripe fruits on the nose. Sulphur and malt. Overripe bananas and plums. A sickening sweetness. Surprisingly smooth on the palate after nosing it! Just a hint of sulphur. Lots of fruit. Salt. The finish is dry. Salt. I could not detect anything else to describe.
My score: nose 18 / taste 20 / finish 20 / balance 19 = 77