Ben Nevis 1972 Cask 88 45 Year Old / 1st Release

Ben Nevis 1972 Cask 88 45 Year Old / 1st Release

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Ben Nevis distillery was built by "Long" John MacDonald in 1825, and was so popular by the end of the 19th century that at one point the estate employed over 200 people. After a series of closure and re-openings at the beginning of the 20th, it was eventually bought by former Canadian bootlegger, Joseph Hobbs. He installed a coffey still there in 1955, making Ben Nevis Scotland's first dual-operation distillery, and began to blend its malt and grain before filling it to cask. Sporadic closures again followed Hobb's death, with stability finally ensured in 1989 when it was bought by long-term customers, Nikka Whisky of Japan. Its turbulent history means there were few distillery bottlings until the launch of the 10 year old single malt in 1996, but casks had long been making their way to independent labels, and many of them are very highly praised.

A very well aged Ben Nevis, matured on the 23rd June 1972 and aged in a sherry hogshead, selected and bottled by Cask 88. This bottle won a gold medal at the 2018 International Wine and Spirit Competition, with judges awarding it a score of 90-92.9.

This is one of 227 bottles.