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Ben Nevis 78.40 - Tantalisingly Sweet & Savoury

Turkish Delight

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@ChooksterReview by @Chookster

10th Jun 2013


Ben Nevis 78.40 - Tantalisingly Sweet & Savoury
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16yo Ben Nevis aged in a refill Sherry butt. “Tantalisingly sweet & savoury” @55.1% ABV and 1/562 bottles.

To smell: Turkish Delight, polished timber floors, chocolate-malt for sure. Finding the sweet spot with some water, this just goes to a different level; milk chocolate, well toasted bread, butterscotch, hay, brown sugar, jaffas.

To taste: Pleasantly light and silky mouthfeel; flavours are really quite difficult to pin down but true to its name consecutive sips trend from beautifully sweet and chocolate-like to slightly savory. There’s also a distinct flavour evolution in the mouth that is glorious, but pinning down tastes is extremely difficult. A very general and

This stuff had me puzzled at first, until I realised I was trying too hard to put a name to individual scents and tastes. Easily one of the most complex spirits i’ve ever tasted, up there with the 18yo SMWS Yoichi i’ve reviewed earlier.

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