Ben Nevis 16 year old – Lady of the Glen – 52.08% ABV
Info: Distilled 3rd December 1998, aged in Sherry Hogshead cask, #1407. Cask strength, no colouring added & non-chill filtered. 273 bottles.
Colour: Light straw… 2nd fill hogshead? Fino?
Nose: Packed with malty flavours and a slight salty fruitiness. Hints of tar. There’s a real toffee caramel note to this. A slight sparkling wine type nose.
Palate: Thick, instantly sweet and buttery, quite a wine like character.
Finish: Long, sweet, and enjoyable. Slight tannin wood sourness at the end.
Thoughts: I’ve seen a few great independant Ben Nevis bottlings and LotG seem to have managed to pick a great cask here. Water not needed!
Extras: Please note the bottle shot featured is a generic shot, no specific bottle shot was available at the time of posting.
Thanks to LotG for the sample.