Complexity is the order of the day here. The nose is at once malty with austere fruit, while a little time in the glass brings out green wine gums, dried pineapple and a very slight wood-smoke note. Citrus bursts onto the palate with more tropical fruit, beeswax, cedar and mashed banana. As often with Ben Nevis, the back palate sings with vibrant grapefruit and pineapple fruitiness. There’s a touch of spice on the finish along with a slight malty smoky note.
Ben Nevis Distillery is one of a handful situated on the west coast of the Scottish mainland. The distillery, near Fort William, lies in the shadow of Britain’s highest mountain, from which it takes its name.
“It’s easy to see why Ben Nevis has becoming
the darling of the nerdsphere over the last few years; it’s such an wonderfully esoteric, old style distillate;entirelysubstanceoverstyle. Thisdram is full of grimy barley and chewy fruits before showing the wonderful explosion of tropicality towards the end of the palate demonstrating perfectly why we all love Ben Nevis.” Jonny McMillan BBR
1 of 260 bottles released wordwide.
1 per household.
52.6% / 70cl