Ben Nevis Whisky Distillery

Address  :FORT WILLIAM, Inverness-Shire PH33 6TJ

Telephone  :01397-702476

Owning Company  :Ben Nevis Distillery (Fort William) Ltd.

Production Status  :Operational

Established  :c1825

Source  :Allt a Mhullin on Ben Nevis

Age when bottled  :26 yrs

Strength  :Cask strength

No. of Wash Stills  :2

No. of Spirit Stills  :2

Cask Woods  :Remade bourbon hogsheads & fresh ex-sherry butts

Visitors per annum  :40000

Tasting Notes  :26 yr, 54.6%

Nose  :Sweet, malty bouquet. Very distinctive.

Taste  :Dances on the palate with a full bodied firmness. Light, aromatic with a delicious legnth of flavour.

Comments  :With a minute dash of water, this is an exceedingly fine after-dinner drink. Highly recommended. Bottling strengths will vary from cask to cask.

Description  :Standing by Scotland's highest mountain, the Ben Nevis Distillery was founded in 1825 by Long John MacDonald from Keppoch, whose ancestors had fought at the Battle of Culloden in 1746. It was visited by Queen Victoria in 1848. Long John died in 1865, and

Directions  :On A82, 2 miles NE of Fort William, Lochy Bridge, Highland.

Rating :***

Opening Hours  :Open all year Mon-Fri 9.00-17.00; Easter and weekends, Sat 10.00-16.00; Jul & Aug 9.00-19.30; last tour leaves 30 mins before closing.

 One of the oldest licensed distilleries in Scotland, The Ben Nevis Distillery is located at the foot of Scotland's highest mountain, Ben Nevis.

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