Ben Nevis Whisky Distillery
One of the oldest licensed distilleries in Scotland, The Ben Nevis Distillery is located at the foot of Scotland's highest mountain, Ben Nevis.
Owning Company :Ben Nevis Distillery (Fort William) Ltd.
Production Status :Operational
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.
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.