A rich 10 Year Old from one of the worlds hidden gems, Ben Nevis
This 10 year old single malt was introduced to us at DC a few years back and has become a staff favourite. It was introduced to the world in 1996 and although it started out slow at first, has taken the world by storm. As a great 'all-rounder' it has everything you could wish for in a single malt. There’s a touch of peat, a mouthful of oak, a pinch of bourbon, a tickle of sherry, well balanced sweetness and a seriously smooth finish on the palate.
Founded by John Macdonald in 1827, the Ben Nevis distillery is located at the foot of Ben Nevis. Jim Murray’s “Whisky Bible 2014” explains “such a massive introduction to the palate: soft oils, citrus notes and very big oak on the malt, but sweet enough to chew forever; the integration of the oak really makes for some finish: long, hints of bitter roast coffee against the sweet oils; the nose makes you say oh-oh, but you need a knife, a fork, a spoon and napkin for the taste”.
A whisky lovers whisky, if you have never tried it you should do yourself a favour. You wont be disappointed.