Ben Nevis 1990-2018 | 27 Year Old | Signatory Vintage 30th Anniversary
Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Bottled By: Signatory Vintage
70cl / 59.4%
Signatory Vintage has to be up there with the best of the independent bottlers in the industry and to celebrate the 30th Anniversary they have released a collection of exceptional bottlings from many sought after distilleries...
... Established in 1998 by Andrew Symington, Signatory Vintage is now regarded as one of the most dynamic, flexible and innovative bottlers in the industry. Signatory bottle whiskies across a number of ranges such as Cask Strength and Un-Chill Filtered collections.
This Ben Nevis was distilled in 1990 and aged for 27 years in sherry butt #1505 before being bottled in 2018 with a yield of 593 bottles.
The bottle is presented in a black lacker box with 2 Signatory Vintage branded Glencairn glasses.
Ben Nevis distillery was founded in 1825 by "Long" John MacDonald and was then bought in 1941 by a Canadian millionaire called Joseph Hobbs. In 1955 Hobbs installed a Coffey still to enable the production of single grain whisky, but this patent was dismantled when the distillery was mothballed in 1978. Ben Nevis was reopened in 1984 and has been owned by the Japanese whisky company Nikka since 1989.
Official Tasting Notes
Colour: Burnished gold with glints of topaz
Nose: Vegetal, vanilla and marked by toffee and developing into coconut and exotic fruits with fino sherry then coming through.
Palate: Exotic fruits - pineapple and coconut with a slight medicinal mustard edge. The mid palate is reminiscent of rum with a big, rich finish of rum baba, then mellowing to brioche and a hint of spice.
- Distiller Ben Nevis Distillery
- Bottler Signatory Vintage
- Region Highland