Whisky Review: Ben Nevis 1996 “Aloha Whisky” 24 Year Old

Jul 2, 2022


Ben Nevis 1996 Aloha Whisky 24 Year Old / 50%

Tasted neat

This is an interesting Ben Nevis, bottled for bar Aloha Whisky in Shinjuku. Featuring a lovely label in an Ukiyo-e style of Waikiki beach in Honolulu Hawaii, this Ben Nevis was distilled on 08/11/1996, laid into single hogshead #1826, and bottled on 12/01/2021 at 50% ABV.

Just 216 bottles!

  • Color: old gold (0.6)
  • Nose: bright cantaloupe, malty banana and pineapple, apples! and a little acetone
  • Taste: oak, quite dry, tropical fruits, apple turnover pastries, and cream
  • Finish: short, but pleasant and floral

Proof again that it’s really hard to find a bad Ben Nevis, this is quite lovely.

Rating: 7/10




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