Ben Nevis 1975 Signatory
Added on Wednesday, Apr 13, 2011 at 09:40 PM
  Bottler: Signatory
  Age: 31 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1975 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 58.40 % Region: Highland
  Price: N/A Availability: Collectors Only
15/03/1975       16/08/2006       Bourbon Barrel       Cask no. 7438       112 Bottles
Member Ratings and Notes
This is outstanding whisky! Truckloads of flavor, and though the proof is high, I shared this with some whisky-newcomers who found it quite palatable neat. The nose is toffee-caramel, with mixed fruits. Palate is huge cinnamon-clove spices, raisins and some dried cherries, vanilla beans, moderately sweet for 31 years. A chocolate aspect amplifies in the lengthy finish, and though this is a bourbon barrel there are some sherry-like aspects. The oak is present throughout in a great and balanced way that nicely plays off the spices. Overall, it's excellent stuff, a delicious vanilla spice cake treat. I know this will be a bottle I'll regret not buying more of... I don't even know why I'm publishing this review with only 112 bottles to go around -- minus the two I've helped drain! A-/A
I second the props for this whisky, really tasty stuff.   Generally nutty / spicy and balanced with a perfect confectionary sweetness, it's very much like drinking a dessert.   Even novice whisky drinkers seemed like this one quite a bit, so if you're looking to get you girlfriend into whisky, then have her try this...$240 a bottle...whisky...wait, scratch that.
Nose has pickle juice and BBQ sauce. Palate is vanilla and bread & butter pickles. Finish is back to BBQ sauce. Weird stuff.
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