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Tasting notes for Ben Nevis 10 year old

Distillery bottling
46% a.b.v.

A malt definitely in the style of peated highlanders, the nose leads with heavy, hot richness along with discernible cigar smoke and citrus oils. The mouthfeel is heavy and warmed by the generous proof. In the palate, quite heavy smoke entirely fills the midrange, forcing other flavors above and below. A fair amount of orange emerges at the top, with hard black chocolate and tarry black phenols at the bottom. Rather old-fashioned and robust in style, this strikes me as not a casual imbiber’s malt. I have been pouring it the last couple nights (as of this writing) and am rather fond of it.

Suggested for:
With a heavy book

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