Ben Nevis 1990 La Maison du Whisky
Added on Saturday, Jun 30, 2012 at 09:10 PM
  Bottler: Signatory Vintage
  Age: 20 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1990 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 60.80 % Region: Highlands
  Price: $150 Availability: Overseas Specialty

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(Members: This was "Ramirez" in the Highlander meeting) 

Member Ratings and Notes

Nose:  Salty, sulphured sherry.  NY street pretzals.


Palate:  Sherry, maraschino cherries, then vanilla and some sulphur.


Finish:  Sherry and semi-sweet chocolate.


Good stuff.


N: Sweet cakes, chalky, herbal chinese medicine, but it has an unpleasant rusty metallic smell as well

P: Sweet and fruity with red licorice.  Runs a bit hot

F: Metallic finish with some citrus


This is a great example of why "farty" isn't always bad. It's in the nose initially, then more floral as it opens up.


Palate is intially sweet, syrupy, simple, delicious... then a "mysterious" quality emerges, developing into herbs and spices that twirl and change, with far more complexity than the Colonel's original eleven. That rockets this into the excellent category.  B+/A-

N: A bit funny and rotten.
P: Very very odd, sherry stewed vegetables.
F: Glenrothesy.

n: Bit of sulpher or old closet.  Interesting.


p:  Musty apples and pears

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