Nose – Very sweet on the nose. Initially it is all creme caramel, caramelised fruit sugars, wood sugar, toffee and fudge before some apple and peach come through. In time a charred note of bourbon with a pleasing dusty dryness.
Palate – A sweet start on the palate. The alcohol gives a little tongue-tingling buzz the result is a good mid-palate weight. The dry distillery character is there still, but there is now depth to counter. Water slightly dismantles the different elements, but adds some dried mint.
Finish – A deep and dark finish.
Ben Nevis 10
Ben Nevis 10 Year Old Is A Superb Introduction To The Distillery’s Style This 10 Year Old Single Malt Is A Firm Representative Of The Western Highland Style.
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.
Balvenie 12 Doublewood
One Of The Classic After-Dinner Malts, Balvenie Doublewood’s Extra Complexity And Richness Are A Result Of A Second Maturation In Fresh Sherry Casks. Great Stuff.
Nose – Sweet Fruit And Oloroso Sherry Notes, Layered With Honey And Vanilla.
Palate – Smooth And Mellow With Beautifully Combined Flavours.
Finish – Long And Warming Finish.