Ben Nevis 1995 (Wilson & Morgan ‘Barrel Selection’)

Tasty Tastings Episode 93

March is here and to kick off the month, I’m going to review the newest release from online retailer today, a 18 year old Ben Nevis. But before doing so, let’s have two other 18 year old Ben Nevis, just to make things a bit more fun.

Alright, the first one for today is a Ben Nevis 1995 bottled by Wilson & Morgan as part of their Barrel Selection bottling series.


Name: Ben Nevis 1995
Bottler: Wilson & Morgan
Bottling series: Barrel Selection
Distilled: 1995
Bottled: 06.11.2013
Age: 18 Years Old
Category: Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Distillery: Ben Nevis
Cask Type: Oloroso Sherry Butt
Cask No.: 657
Strength: 55.5% Vol.
No. of bottles: 611
Colored: No
Chill Filtered: No


Sticky and sweet with lots of maraschino cherries, tropical fruits and oranges. Soft caramel and honeyed raisins. Maybe a tiny bit of smoke, too.


Intense, the high strength is definitely notable now. At first rather sour with grapefruit and sour cherries, but it gets spicy and woody pretty quickly. Some dried tea leaves appear towards the end.


Medium, peppery and a bit fruity.


A really exciting and engaging nose, but the rest is a bit of a let down.

Score: good but not exceptional (83 / 100)


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