Ben Nevis 10 Year
Ben Nevis // Highland, Scotland
Ben Nevis is a lesser-known distillery on the Scottish Westcoast. The washbacks are wooden, and brewer's yeast is used. Distillation is slow and steady. A testament to the old-school way Ben Nevis has always operated. The Ben Nevis 10 Year has been around since 1996, and since then has slowly made a name for itself, but can still be considered a hidden gem.
Single MaltDistilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
"The nose is extremely fresh and inviting, with honey-glazed apples, nectarines and a hit of beeswax and smoke. The palate is creamy and waxy. Oranges dominate. There's still room for a pinch of pepper, cloves and a hint of mint. The oranges however are omnipresent, and linger on in the finish."