BEN NEVIS 9 ans 2011 S.V 46%
Single Malt Whisky, Scotland / Highlands, 70cl, Ref: 56124C
Nestling on the slopes of the highest mountain of Scotland, the Ben Nevis distillery was founded in 1825 by John MacDonald. It produces a powerful single malt, marked by spices, cereals and fruits. This Ben Nevis 8-year-old 2010 SV version has a very fruity profile only subtly affected by its ageing in second-fill ex-sherry barrels. The Un-Chillfiltered Collection gives whisky-lovers the opportunity to discover non-chill filtered singled malts, for one of the most authentic tasting experiences. Like cognacs, armagnacs and other great spirits, most whiskies nowadays are generally chill filtered. Rich, aromatic and oily, these whiskies are bottled from a small batch of between two and five casks before being reduced to 46%.
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- Nose : Doux, fruité. Fruits exotiques, épices douces, abricots.
- Palate : Juteuse, dense. Fruits jaunes, cardamone, miel.
- Overall : Fraîche, légère amertume.
- The brand
Acquired by the Japanese group Nikka in 1989, the Ben Nevis distillery was, under the ownership of Joseph W.Hobbs in 1955, one of the only distilleries in Scotland to have its own traditional pot stills and a Coffey-style column still. Bought by Long John Distillers in 1981, the Coffey stills were subsequently dismantled. Although the majority of its whisky is aged in ex-sherry casks, some ex-bourbon cask bottlings have recently appeared on the independent market. It’s worth noting that the distillery was mothballed for six years at the end of the 1970s, and then again in 1984 and from 1986 to 1989.
Although the independent bottler Signatory Vintage cannot claim to be one of the oldest in Scotland, it has managed to build up an extremely solid reputation amongst the great malt connoisseurs. The creator of the famous range The Prestonfield and many other well-known ranges, it is best known for its un-chillfiltered and cask strength bottlings that offer amateurs the chance to enjoy their whisky in its most natural form. It was also one of the first independent bottlers to acquire a distillery and now offers a growing number of expressions of one of the most artisan single malts available.
The Un-Chillfiltered Collection enables enthusiasts to enjoy the flavour of whisky that has not undergone chill filtering. Like cognac, armagnac and other fine spirits, most whiskies today are chill filtered. The whiskies in this range have an appearance and aromatic range that is much more faithful to the original products. Richer, oilier, more aromatic and distinctive, these whiskies are from single casks or are a blend of two or three casks at the most. They offer the ultimate authentic taste experience! Find out more
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