Ben Nevis 1998 DT Octave K&L
Added on Friday, Oct 7, 2011 at 09:11 PM
  Bottler: Duncan Taylor
  Age: 12 yrs Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 1998 Subtype: Single Malt
  ABV: 54.50 % Region: Highland
  Price: $70 Availability: Specialty Stores
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Member Ratings and Notes
Adam
 

Though this term isn't quite correct, it's always the thing that comes to mind with a nose like this: farty. It's the same thing that turns me away from many recent Glenrotheses (note that many enjoy those, so...). Also mixed nuts, caramel, fudge, vanilla bean, and a big aspect of oaky used wine barrels, like a wine cave.

 

Palate is interesting, but not super-delicious. General mild oak, a little nice sweetness, and mild spice. A momentary velvety mouthfeel gives way to a long, spicier, and very lightly smokey finish. No magic here, but it's still decent whisky worth trying.  

 
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