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Ben Nevis 10 Year Old

(70cl, 46%)

Ben Nevis 10 Year Old

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Ben Nevis 10 Year Old Bottling Note

This 10 year old Ben Nevis single malt exudes some beautiful coffee, chocolate and toffeed peat notes, a firm representative of the Western Highland style.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Fresh and quite dry. A supple greenness with soft leafy notes with a rich fruitiness. Hints of orange and Seville marmalade with a light vinous character and nutty undertones.

Palate: Gentle dryness. Toffee. Looming omnipresent are solid peat notes with a bitter sweetness.

Finish: Silken, toffee and caramel notes balanced with a touch of mochaccino and dark chocolate on the tail.

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Ben Nevis 10 Year Old Reviews

Whisky that drinks like Wine!

"Excellent old school"- a previous reviewer gave very sage advice. (Please refer to the comment). This 'Dew' of Ben Nevis is actually better than 9/10ths of all whisky in the world particularly in the quality of the smoothness and drinkability. At 46% most need water to be consumable with any sort of 'gusto' - not so here. You will not get this calibre of spirit at any price or age without spending mega in the future. You have been warned!

20th August 2020

Excellent whisky, parfums typique des Highlands

Peat, caramel and light bitterness full of sweetness

30th June 2020

Delicious tipple

Absolutely lovely dram after the bottle has been opened for a day or two. I wasn't sure about it when i first opened the bottle but it is quickly becoming one of my favourites, really nice stuff!. Pretty expensive for a 10 year old whisky but it is a beauty.

9th May 2020

Unique and amazing

A whisky, like Springbank, that separates itself from the rest. Wonderful winterdram!

19th January 2020


Shouldn't be allowed to call itself anything but paint-stripper

23rd August 2019


This is EXCEPTIONAL Scotch, and CURRENTLY at a reasonable price... if you can dang get it!!! My advice to any Whisky lover is, IT WON'T LAST in this iteration and will be subsequently marketed as a premium foreign product... mark my words.

21st May 2019

New Price?

£50? That's quite a hike from £30 . . .

3rd May 2019

Unique,splendid bottle, and wonderful contents!!!

Tried a number of bottles over the last five years and was very disappointed. The Whisky was dark in colour (Caramel)? and had a pungent aroma and displeasing taste to it. Fast forward to today, and the fluid and bottle/cork appear to have 'morphed' into something that probably resembles what the originators intended it to be... damn fine Scotch! The particular distillation and subsequent maturation of the article that I am appraising, is totally leaps and bounds ahead of the more recent offerings. It appears to be of a natural hue and un-chill filtered due to the tint and viscosity. I take this opportunity to commend the Management for the wisdom to return this article to its former glory.

18th January 2019

Must have

I Didn't have high expectations it being just 10 years of age and sold at meet 30GBP. However I was wrong. It was definitely the best whisky at this price I have had a chance to try. Pleasent sweet notes. hints of vanilla and caramel. It just lingers in your month. Perfect desert whisky! Must have !!

2nd November 2018

One to remember

Tried this at a whisky bar and could not forget it. Ordered me a bottle online. For the age and price this is very very good! Very distinctive taste.

28th July 2018

Excellent old school

Pour a few nobblers in a snifter glass and let it breathe for 3x its age (30 mins in this case) and you will be rewarded with a tipple that is 3x better than if you imbibed straight away.
This Whisky is totally different to any mainstream example in its profile, and as a result needs to be treated differently.

10th June 2018

Classy dessert whiskey

Classy dessert whiskey, not very complex but very pleasant dark flavor profile. Value for the money is just wow!

11th May 2018

Improved revamp

This was a good bottling before and is now very good indeed and very tasty!! More please.

10th May 2018


Great to see they have toned down the E150 and chill filtration a lot in this new revamped version of Ben Nevis. As for the whisky itself it is somewhere between a Springbank 10 and a bourbon cask Benromach. Quite sweet and thick to start then comes a blast of citrus followed by a BIG resinous mineral salty finish, which lasts for a long time turning in a Benylin cough medicine taste. Really impressed as to how much character this whisky has and the way it all works together from start to finish. Amazing value for money providing you like this style of whisky, it isn't a smooth and easy whisky for sure.

11th January 2018

Highland favorite

One of my absolute favorites!! Love the salted caramel hints, then salted lemons. Then pepper. Slightly sooty. And really very fresh! Always in my cabinet.

5th January 2018

Dare You To Find Better for £30 !

I don't get any of the tasting notes above. I get a sweetness, a very pleasant fruitiness...particularly strawberries, bizarrely. There's an acceptable saltiness in there somewhere. It's quite nice to the taste.
100% zero peat...thankfully !
For £30 a bottle, you'll be doing well to do better !

14th October 2017

Good Stuff

Smooth and sweet, slight hint of vanilla and a little bit creamy. Very nice on the pallet.

11th July 2017

Don't do that at my favourite distillery!!!

It has an artificial sweet taste that covers the tongue for minutes. (Sulphur?) All the typical Ben Nevis aromas and some of the taste are there but it's the first one I can't recommend, because all seems to be hidden behind a sweet wall. I had about 15 different types of Ben Nevis before and liked them all a lot better!
Here I miss the salty peppery experience that is so adorable.

10th May 2017


One of the best 10yo malts for me. Highly recommend

8th April 2017

Ben Nevis but not quite scaling the heights

I was always a fan of Ben Nevis 10, so I was a little concerned when I saw this new presentation - and I was right to be. Firstly - a small point - I don't like the coloured bottle. When I poured a dram, it looked much paler and the nose didn't entice. Despite the 46%, it seemed thin and weak and not at all like the robust whisky I have reviewed previously. I did have the bottle open for several hours before sampling so it did have time to 'breathe'. There are merely my first impressions. Perhaps, in time, when I go back, it will taste better but, at the moment, I can only recommend that if you see the old version, grab while you can.

27th March 2017

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