Ben Nevis was founded in 1825 by 'Long' John Macdonald and stayed in his family until 1941, when it was bought by the eccentric Canadian Joseph Hobbs. Hobbs already owned several other distilleries (including Bruichladdich), and would go on to found Lochside in 1957, taking the unusual step of installing Coffey stills for grain whisky productio ... Read More »
A special edition whisky from Ben Nevis in celebration of their 185th year. It is an attempt at recreating the McDonald's Traditional Ben Nevis which was a popular dram in the 1880s. IWSC 2012 - Gold Outstanding Medal - Whisky - Scotch
A 1996 vintage distillery bottling of Ben Nevis. This was bottled in September 2012 after spending 15 years maturing in ex-sherry cask number 1652. This was distilled in the same year the distillery relaunched its range after a period of closure during the 1980s.
A 1996 vintage distillery bottling of Ben Nevis. This was bottled in September 2012 after spending 15 years maturing in ex-sherry cask number 1653. This was distilled in the same year the distillery relaunched its range after a period of closure during the 1980s.
A 1972 vintage bottling from Ben Nevis. Between this bottle being distilled and bottled, the distillery had twice closed and reopened (from 1978 to 1984 and again from 1986 to 1990). Now under the ownership of Nikka Whisky Distilling Company, Ben Nevis is in the top ten selling single malts in Japan.
A 1965 vintage Ben Nevis from independent bottlers Cadenhead's. Bottled in 1979, this received 88 points from Malt Maniac Thomas Lipka. This bottle was produced during a turbulent time for the distillery. In 1964, the owner, Joseph Hobbs died and production was then stopped in 1978, not restarting until after this was bottled, in 1984.
A 25 year old distillery bottling of Ben Nevis, distilled a couple of years after the death of Canadian Millionaire owner John Hobbs. From the colour on this one I'd guess that some of the whisky has seen the inside of a sherry cask...
A limited edition release of 1966 vintage Ben Nevis, released at 26 years of age for the Japanese market. During the time the whisky was maturing, the distillery had closed and reopened twice, firstly from 1978 to 1984 and again from 1986 to 1990.