Part of a tweet tasting I missed out on but my friend didn’t. He kindly saved me a small taste of each. I’d never had a Ben Nevis before and I suspect this isn’t representative.
Nose – Rich, spiced rum and raisin with a big belt of wet cardboard. Behind that there’s some fruity sweetness, some candied pineapple and an off-putting hint of sulphur. Rich but wonky.
Body – Dark, smooth, raisins, then..
Finish – Sulphur. Spicy wood, medium length, lingering sulphur.
What's not good about it: Sulphur, wet cardboard and unbalanced.
What’s good about it: Lurking fruit and sweetness. I suspect if you’re a person less susceptible to sulphur you’d find these a bit more apparent.