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Monday, September 7, 2020

Five weeks, Sixteen Ben Nevises

There comes a time in a whisky blogger's bloggery when the blogger must binge on a favorite distillery's whisky until the very spelling of the distillery's name makes him vomit. I mean, that's the whole point of these public displays. As per Aristotle's thoughts on tragedies we're purging societal poisons via the spectacle.

Right, (95%) guys?

Okay then. Ben Nevis.

Though I execute my tasting sessions with an unhealthy level of mindfulness, the actual write-ups are often quite rushed because this parent's free time is very limited, resulting in missing words, mixed metaphors and daft intros. I intend to treat each post in this Ben Nevis series as a chapter or part of an ongoing exploration, so the introductions may be minimal or will only reference the preceding reviews, culminating in something possibly quackers in the final week as a celebration of my younger daughter's birthday.

This page will be HQ. Below, I will link to each whisky after its review, hopefully in a timely manner, so whatever poor soul who chooses to journey with me can return here for reference purposes.

Here's another fine mess I've gotten me into:

1. Glencoe 8 year old Blended Malt
2. Ben Nevis 8 year old 2009 Single Cask Nation, first fill sherry butt, cask 92
3. Ben Nevis 15 year old 2003 Blackadder Raw Cask, bourbon hogshead, cask 383
4. Ben Nevis 16 year old 1998 Cadenhead Authentic Collection, bourbon barrel
5. Ben Nevis 18 year old 2001 Old Particular for K&L, refill hogshead
6. Ben Nevis 19 year old 1999 Valinch & Mallet, bourbon hogshead, cask 18-1901
7. Ben Nevis 23 year old 1996 Single Cask Nation, 2nd fill bourbon hogshead, cask 1839
8. Ben Nevis 20 year old 1996 Single Cask Nation, refill Oloroso puncheon, cask 2011
9. Ben Nevis 20 year old 1997 Exclusive Malts, refill sherry hogshead, cask 38
10. Ben Nevis 21 year old 1996 Whisky Doris, refill sherry butt, cask 2028
11. Ben Nevis 23 year old 1996 Single Malts of Scotland, sherry butt, cask 1479
12. Ben Nevis 22 year old 1991 Signatory, sherry butt, cask 2382
13. Ben Nevis 23 year old 1991 Signatory, sherry butt, cask 2914
14. Ben Nevis 24 year old 1991 Signatory, sherry butt, cask 3834
15. Ben Nevis 25 year old 1991 Signatory, sherry butt, cask 2915
16. Ben Nevis 26 year old 1991 Signatory, sherry butt, cask 2377

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