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Ben Nevis 15 year old 1996

This is a 55.4% ABV cask strength bottling from the Ben Nevis distillery.  For the wkisky pedants my sample label said Cask 1652. The nose has raisins and other sweet, dried fruits.  I would guess Cask 1652 held sherry before whisky.  Lots or richness and tannins ot the point of being almost smoky.  The taste is equally full and bold, spice, nuts and toffee.  Bite of alchohol as well.  Finish not as long as I expected, but dry and spicy.  With water it gets a little smoother and sweeter with milk chocolate notes, and less dry with some mint in the finish.

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  • Country of Origin: Scotland
  • Type: Single Malt
  • In '101 Whiskies to Try Before you Die': No
  • In '101 World Whiskies to Try Before You Die': Nope

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