Ben Nevis 1998 – 17 years – Claxton’s the Single Cask

Friendly on the nose: malted barly, cereal, fruits. Orchard fruits, plums and peaches. Surprisingly delicate and classy. Vanilla, sultanas. Also some minerals. Goes from fresh and fruity towards more woody bayleaf notes. Akin to bourbon matured Clynelish or Imperial from the same period.Likely a refill bourbon cask, judging by the smell. Clean and pretty sweet in the mouth and with quite some mineral notes and some nice bitternesd. Bit of heat in the finish.
Good stuff, and for around 90 euros I think it’s resonably priced. And it’s not as whacky as many other Ben Nevis
Distilled 14-12-1998, cask 1608-1552.

Rating: 8 out of 10

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