Highland Region — Ben Nevis
Ben Nevis 10 years old 46%
Ben Nevis is a classic west coast Highland dram from Fort William, right below the Ben (mountain) itself. Very rich and deep to start with a medley of golden syrup, orangey marmalade and a thread of mocha-chocolate in the background. A wonderfully old-fashioned style of whisky that is not often seen these days.
Ben Nevis 'Adelphi' 1996 / 22 years old #980 55%
A much-loved distillery by fans of the old Highland style, this new Adelphi bottling from the Ben Nevis distillery was drawn from a refill American-oak ex-bourbon hoggie. A very old-fashioned style of whisky, it starts with a note of minty confectioneries (Trebor Extra Strong, according to Adelphi) and a foosty dunnage warehouse aroma, like thou...