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Location : Ben Nevis, Fort William (Lies at the foot of Scotland's highest mountain), Inverness-shire. Highland Region.
Situated two miles north of Fort William -on the A82.
Region : Highland - Inverness
Country : Scotland
Type : Malt - Scotch Highland Western.
Distillery :  ?
Founded : 1825 by "LONG JOHN" MacDonald.
Owner : Nikka Company : \L\1apan)
Producer :  Nikka Company : \L\1apan)
Water : Allt a' Mhuilinn (The Mill Burn), which flows from two small lochans, Coire Leis and Coire na' Ciste, situated at over 3,000 ft up Ben Nevis.
Remark :

Ben Nevis

Founded by "Long John" Macdonald in 1825. Owned by various Macdonalds until bought by Seager Evans in the 1920s. Taken over by Ben Nevis Distillery (Fort William) Ltd. who installed a coffey still. Four pot stills. Sold by the Whitbread group to the Japanese company, Nikka, early in 1989.

A cask of Ben Nevis was presented to Queen Victoria on her visit to Fort William on 21 April 1848. The cask was not to be opened until the Prince of Wales reached his majority 15 years later.

From the book 'The Scottish Collection' Classic Malts by Carol P. Shaw :
Tasting notes : Ranging from pale amber to a deep, golden coulour, Ben Nevis is characterized by its fresh, slightly peaty flavour and smooth finish. Tasting rating = 3
Ben Nevis Distillery, standing at the foot of Scotland's highest mountain, is one of the oldest distilleries in Scotland. It was founded at Fort William by the famous local character. the 'Long' John Macdonald in 1825. (The brand name of Long John and the distillery company became separated.) After more than 100 years and three generations in the family, the distillery was sold in 1941. The subsequent addition of a patent still made the distillery one of the few that could produce both malt and grain under one roof, and it received a new lease of life in the late 1980's following its acquisition by the Nikka Whisky Distilling Co. of Japan.

Ben Nevis Bottlings

Ben Nevis
10 years old
Ben Nevis 10 years old vintage 1986 bottle Ben Nevis 10 years old vintage 1986 label
Age : 10 years old.
Vol : ?%
Type : Single highland malt
Taste : ?
Remark : Sorry no Ben Nevis remarks at present time.
Age :  24 Years Old or 13 Years Old.
Also availible as Ben Nevis 13 cask
Vol :  24=46% / 13=63,1% official Ben Nevis or related web pages.
URL : None at present time.

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