Ben Nevis is a Scottish distillery in the Highlands founded by John McDonalds in 1825. John was so tall that the Ben Nevis blend was renamed Long John. The family kept the property for many years until 1941, when World War II forced McDonalds to sell to Joseph Hobbs, a Canadian entrepreneur. After a period of closure at the turn of 1980, Nikka acquired the production site and continues to manage it today. Today’s whisky comes from a single barrel, number 1712-210, selected by Claxton’s, an English company founded in 2015.
- ABV: 54,8%
- Cask: Hogshead
- Age: 17 years
- No. of Bottles: 270 bottles
- Price: €100 – €250
- Availability: low
TASTING NOTES BEN NEVIS 1999/2017 CLAXTON’S
The distillery is certainly not known for fireworks, but for an enviable solidity. Here too we find a gentle spirit, with many different facets, that needs to be analyzed in depth, endowed with a truly remarkable finish.