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Ben Nevis 9 Year Old Single Cask

The Green Welly Stop?

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@jerryclydeReview by @jerryclyde

1st Mar 2024


Ben Nevis 9 Year Old Single Cask
  • Nose
  • Taste
  • Finish
  • Balance
  • Overall

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This expression of Ben Nevis was aged by Murray McDavid in their dunnage warehouses at the now silent Coleburn Distillery. It was initially aged in a bourbon hogshead before spending 3 and a half years in a Premier-Cru (Pouillac) cask. It is bottled at 57.6%. This cask (no.1683) had an out-turn of 324 bottles and was chosen by Tyndrum Whisky, an interesting whisky store that is housed in the Green Welly Stop. For those who don't know about the Green Welly Stop it is a combination gas station, rest area, restaurant, clothes store, and whisky shop. Its whisky collection is quite impressive. It is located in Tyndrum at the junction of the A82 and A85 highways, about halfway between Oban and the Loch Lomond National Park. If you find yourself in the area it is definitely worth a stop. Sorry for the digression.

Appearance: Full amber (natural) and non-chill filtered.

Nose: A malt monster! The barley is immense and holds your attention. Slowly, subtle wine notes appear along with dark chocolate and dried fruit. Something floral in the background. Now the oak shows up to add to the complexity. A very interesting nose to keep one occupied for a while.

Palate: Medium body. Sweet/tart right off the bat as the barley and wine casks duke it out. Figs, dark fruit, dark chocolate and ginger. An array of spices. Very chewy.

Finish: Very long and dry with the wine wood making more of a presence.

This is a bully of a whisky but well worth the bloody nose.

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