Ben Nevis 17 Ibisco
This was distilled at the Ben Nevis distilled on the 26th November 1993, it was then aged for 17 years in cask number 2692, before bottling on the 10th January 2011. A release of 821 Ibisco decanters.
I bought one of these decanters (no 61 from cask 2698) a few years ago and it was simply one of the most delicious and complex yet smoothly multi-layered drams I've ever tasted. Every sip was different and an amazing exploration as the layers were revealed and inter-mixed.
I nursed that bottle for almost 2 years, reluctant to finish it.
Several bottles of our 2nd favourite, Dalwhinnie Distillers Edition (1991 and 1993) went inbetween and this one always stood out as unique in its character.
Sadly that bottle eventually came to an end and there seems to be no further releases in this range.....
I'll be the first to grab another if that ever happens
26th November 2014