Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Bottled by: Berry Brothers & Rudd 70cl / 52.6%
A cask strength 24-year-old Ben Nevis 1998, bottled without colouring or chill filtration as the jewel in the crown of the Autumn 2022 outturn from the UK's oldest independent bottlers Berry Brothers & Rudd.
This 1998 Ben Nevis 24-year-old came from a single hogshead cask that yielded 260 bottles at its natural cask strength of 52.6%. Ben Nevis distillery is enjoying a long-overdue moment of glory right now, largely thanks to the outrageous quality of its mid to late 1990s vintages, and demand for this spectacular dram will no doubt be fierce.
Please note that this Ben Nevis 1998 is not eligible for any discounts and is Strictly Maximum 1 Bottle Per Customer.
Berry Bros & Rudd
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Official Tasting Notes
Complexity is the order of the day here.
Nose: 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.
Palate: 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.
Finish: There’s a touch of spice on the finish along with a slight malty smoky note.
Jonny McMillan Says
“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; entirely substance over style.
This dram 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.”