Scotch Single Malts — 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 'Old Particular' 2006 / 12 years old 48.4%
This Old Particular Bottling from Ben Nevis Distillery is 12 years old and 48.4% in strength. The nose starts out with honeycomb and surprising notes of damp grass. Toffee and chocolate covered coconut flakes, which move into an earthy note makes for a balanced palate. The finish is long with notes of spiciness, poached pears and vanilla essence...