Ben Nevis 1996 Hogshead Cask No.1751 - Held In Bond At Ben Nevis Distillery
Ben Nevis 1996 Hogshead Cask No.1751 (56.1%)
The cask was regauged on 24/08/2020 and found to contain 159.29 bulk litres (89.27 ltr alc) at a cask strength of 56.1%, yielding around 227 x 70cl bottles at full cask strength (more, if diluted down).
The cask is currently stored in bond at Ben Nevis Distillery.
The successful winner of this lot will receive a certificate of ownership from the current UK Duty Representative. They will also have the option to change the UK Duty Representative.
Fees / Other costs to be aware of:
Storage Fees - £0.30 per week (£15.60 per year)
Cask Removal Fee - £36.00
Re-gauging - £36.00
Sample Request - £36.00
Bottling Costs / Removal from Bond
The cask is currently held in bond. Any costs relating to bottling or removal from the bond will be incurred by the new cask owner.
Once payment for the lot has been made by bank transfer only, the funds will be held by Just Whisky Limited, and only transferred to the seller once the buyer has received documentation and proof of ownership.
Tasting Notes - Supplied by Angus MacRaild (Whisky Consultant & Author)
Colour: pale straw.
Nose: Initially medical, but also chalky, floral, honeyed and quite precisely waxy. Notes of camphor, hessian, mineral oil and various cereals and toasted seeds. A rich, fulsome and typically distillate-forward style. Water makes it drier, leafier and with an earthy, petrichor side which is very pleasing.
Palate: Well-rounded and quite oily in texture upon arrival. Some garden and orchard fruits, citrus jellies and subtler notes of white flowers, flints, chalk, piths and touches of ink and canvass. Robust but also quite elegant and complex. Water brings an even balance of sweet and dry with fruit cordials, menthol and light waxy tones.
Finish: medium in length and satisfyingly waxy, juicy and rather sweet with lemon barley water and icing sugar.
Comments: Good quality Ben Nevis which is perfectly typical of this vintage and these batches of casks. Showing very well right now but could probably continue in cask for further 2-3 years without any trouble. Although, probably best bottled within that rough timeframe.
Winning Bid: £ 20,905.00Reserve met
- Strength: 56.1%
- Bottle Size: 159.29 Bulk Litres
- Distillery / Blender: Ben Nevis
- Region: Highlands
- Cask No: 1751
- Cask Type: Hogshead
- Lot Type: Complete Cask
- Approximate Shipping Weight (!): 1kg (Sample Bottle)