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1 full refill butt of ben nevis 1996 - cask 1459 - held in bond

Lot ID: 0618/365

one cask of ben nevis single malt scotch whisky. distilled 1996. originally filled on 21/10/1996 into a refill butt with 314.7 litres of alcohol / 494 bulk litres. this cask was regauged on 11/05/2018. the new regauged litres were found to be approximately 329.50 bulk litres at a strength of 55.5%. this would currently yield approximately 470 x 70cl bottles of whisky currently at 22 years old distillery: ben nevis distilled: 1996 age: 22 years old cask no: 1459 cask type: refill butt. original filled : litres of alcohol 314.7 new re-gauged: 11/05/2018 - 184.15 litres of alcohol new re-gauged 329.50 bulk litres current cask strength: 55.5% currently yielding approximately 470 x 70cl bottles this cask is held in bond. annual storage fees apply per annum and must be arranged direct with the warehouse after the sale. contact details will be given by the current cask owner. ownership of this cask is auctioned here in bond. the buyer will have ownership transferred to them once payment is processed post sale. any costs relating to removal from bond / bottling will be the responsibility of the new cask owner. once payment for this lot is received from the buyer, the money will be held by whisky online ltd and only transferred to the seller once the buyer is in full legal receipt of the cask to ensure buyer's transaction is fully protected, (payment is strictly by money transfer). non uk based owners/buyers must appoint a duty representative to act on his/her behalf for transfer of ownership. customs & excise refer to the owners as the representative’s.. please be aware of this regulation before bidding. we can assist you in getting a uk representative if required. whisky online auctions tasting notes: ben nevis cask 1459 colour: gold    nose: aromatically similar to its sister cask although 1459 moves more in the direction of syrupy sweetness; golden syrup, icing sugar, treacle, coconut - even a touch of rancio. there is a more plain, straightforward earthiness as well, and some denser, darker fruits such as sultanas and prunes. globally though this is a similarly fat, characterful and aromatically rich style.      palate: heather ale, fragrant waxes, soot, green banana, ripe melon, guava and dried mango. some pineapple chunks, toasted sunflower seeds, trail mix, damp earthen floored cellars, aged sweet wines. again the profile is similar to the sister cask - the differences lie in the subtle, tertiary deviations in flavour. the quality overall is equal and the texture is similarly oily, syrupy and fat with these rather glistening fruit aspects.      finish: long, more spice driven, slightly dryer, coal dust, a mineral aspect and some notes of meat and leather in the aftertaste.      comments: the same conclusion can be reached about cask 1459: this is a cask which is in top condition now but should maintain this quality - or even surpass it - over the next 3-6 years. the kind of characterful, distinctive - and valuable - malt whisky that very few distilleries are producing these days.

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