Roger's Whisky Company: Ben Nevis 6 Year Old Scotch Whisky
Key Facts About This Single Malt Whisky
Bottler: Roger's Whisky Company
Range: Roger's Vintage Selection
Bottler: Roger Tan
Distillery: Ben Nevis
Age: 6 Years Old
Region: Highlands, Scotland
Cask Type: Heavily peated first fill-sherry
Cask Ref: 34
Alcohol by Volume: 58.4%
Outturn: 329 Bottles
Bottle Size: 700ml
Bottled: Natural colour and without chill filtration
Featured Instagrammer: @rogerswhisky
Ben Nevis Tasting Notes
Nose: A rich, warming, nose. Feels distinctly more aged and complex than its 6 years. Slight medicinal peat, mixed with old leather. Then a touch of fresh raspberries, again mixed with comforting caramelised red onion and cinnamon spice.
Palate: Heavy peat arrives, with lush sherry tones. Slightly medicinal, warm, a touch drying like dark cacao or dark chocolate. Well rounded mouthfeel.
Finish: The finish is long with clear cacao tones.
About this single cask release
This is the second release from new Independent Bottler Roger's Whisky Company, hot on the heels of his extremely well received Caol Ila. Part of Roger Tan's "Vintage Selection" range, this is a rather unusual Ben Nevis release - a youthful age statement of 6 years old, coupled with a heavily peated first fill sherry cask to amp up the flavour profile, adding notes of smoke and peat.
As with Rogers Whisky Co's other whiskies, the label for this Ben Nevis single cask release is beautifully designed, reminiscent of the Art Deco golden age of international travel: two campers enjoy sharing a contemplative dram next to their smokey campfire, overlooked by the powerful Ben Nevis mountain range.