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BEN NEVIS         26 years old 55,4%          
Distilled 1972
Cask No. 602
Bottled 1998
205 bottles
Ben Nevis Distillery
(Fort William) Limited

BEN NEVIS         8 years old 43 %         
VINTAGE 1990
Distilled 14.12.90
Bottled 2.3.99
Matured in a sherry butt
Butt No. 1376
775 bottles
Signatory Vintage
Scotch Whisky Co, Ltd, Edinburgh

BEN NEVIS         8 years old 43 %           
VINTAGE 1990
Distilled 14.12.90
Matured in a sherry butt
Butt No. 1379
Bottled 21.7.99
948 bottles
Signatory Vintage
Scotch Whisky Co, Ltd, Edinburgh

BEN NEVIS         14 years old 61.8%
LAST  BOTTLE  AND  EMPTY
        
SINGLE CASK
SCOTCH MALT WHISKY
Date distilled Dec 84
Date bottled Sept 99
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh
Code 78.25
van The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh.
'Paints and sultanas'

BEN NEVIS         21 years old 60,5 %        
Distilled 1974
Bottled 1995
182 bottles
Ben Nevis Distillery (Fort William) Limited

BEN NEVIS         26 years old 50,8 %    INFO     
Distilled 1973
Cask Nos 355 & 356
Bottled 1999
400 bottles
Ben Nevis Distillery
(Fort William) Limited

BEN NEVIS         26 years old 59 %         INFO
Distilled 1966
Genummerde flessen
Ben Nevis Distillery
Fort William) Limited

BEN NEVIS         16 years old 60,8%         
CADENHEAD'S
AUTHENTIC COLLECTION
Cask Strenght
Distilled December 1977
Bottled December 1993
No colouring
Not diluted
No chill filtration
Wm. Cadenhead,
32 Unionstreet, Campbeltown

BEN NEVIS         10 years old 46%          
THISTLE COLLECTION
Distilled 22.10.92
Cask No. 3313
Bottled October 2002
Non chill filtered
Thistle, Holland

BEN NEVIS         9 years old 58.8 %     INFO        
SINGLE CASK
SCOTCH MALT WHISKY
Date distilled Jun 91
Date bottled Oct 00
Society Cask No. code 78.30
Outturn 234 bottles
The Scotch Malt Whisky Society,
The Vaults, Leith, Edinburgh
'Aero Vaseline and grapefruit'

BEN NEVIS         TEN YEARS OLD 46 %     INFO
Proprietors Ben Nevis Distillery
(Fort William) Limited.
Lochy Bridge, Fort William
The Journey of the Water of Life.

BEN NEVIS         36 years old 50 %           
THE OLD MALT CASK 50o
Single Cask Bottling
Distilled December 1964
Bottled March 2001
156 bottles
No Chill Filtration
No Colouring
Douglas Laing & Co, Ltd, Glasgow

BEN NEVIS         26 years old 50,3 %
LAST BOOTLE  AND  EMPTY  
      
Distilled 1973
Bottled 1999
Cask No. 717
233 bottles
Ben Nevis Distillery (Fort William) Limited

BEN NEVIS         35 years old 50.1 %    INFO       
HART BROTHERS´
FINEST SELECTION
CASK STRENGHT
A Rare Vintage Bottling
Distilled April 1967
Matured in Sherry wood
Bottled 2002
Hart Brothers Limited

BEN NEVIS   26 years old 53,2 %              
Distilled in 1973
Cask No. 750
Bottled in 1999
Ben Nevis Distillery (Fort William) Limited

BEN NEVIS      26 years old 53,9%                       
SINGLE HIGHLAND
MALT SCOTCH WHISKY
Distilled in 1975
Cask No. 945
Bottled in 2001
237 bottles
Genummerde flessen
Ben Nevis Distillery (Fort William) Limited

BEN NEVIS       over 39 years old 40,2%        INFO    
Vintage Single Highland Malt
Scotch Whisky
HART BROTHERS
FINEST COLLECTION
EDITION
SUDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG MAGAZIN
Brenndatum: März 1966
Fass: Sherry Butt
Fassnummer: 1775
Abfülldatum: Oktober 2005
Anzahl der Flaschen: 180
Nummerierte Flaschen
Nicht kühl- gefiltert
Whisky Abfuller:
Hart Brothers Ltd, Glasgow

BEN NEVIS    13 years old 61,6 %          INFO   
DOUBLE WOOD MATURED
PORT WOOD FINISH
Single West Highland Malt Whisky
CASK STRENGHT
Distilled on 9th November 1990
Filled into refill hogsheads
Transferred into a
port bodega butt number 03/10/01
on 12th February 2003
Bottled 10th March 2004
800 Numbered Bottles
Ben Nevis Distillery (Fort William) Ltd.
Lochy Bridge, Fort William.

BEN NEVIS   Aged 7 years 43 %             
BATTLEHILL
Distilled: 1998
Bottled: 2005
Exclusively Bottled by Duncan Taylor & Co,
Huntly, Aberdeenshire

BEN  NEVIS            1992     14 years old 46 %
Single Highland Malt
THE  ULTIMATE  SINGLE  MALT
SCOTCH  WHISKY  SELECTION
Distilled: 03/07/92
Matured in a Sherry Butt
Cask no: 2302
Bottled: 25/04/07
Numbered Bottles
Natural Colour
Non Chillfiltered
The Ultimate Whisky Company, NL

BEN  NEVIS  25  years old  56.0 %     INFO    
SINGLE  CASK.  CASK STRENGHT
WEST  HIGHLAND  MALT  SCOTCH  WHISKY
Distilled in December 1984
DOUBLE  WOOD  MATURED
Cask No: 98 / 35 / 1
Vatted in Sherry Casks in October 1998
Bottled in January 2010
628 Numbered Bottles
Non - Chillfiltered
Ben Nevis Distillery (Fort  .

BEN  NEVIS     1 9 8 4               INFO                               
Aged  25 years  55,4 %
SINGLE  CASK.  CASK  STRENGHT
DOUBLE  WOOD  MATURED
WEST  HIGHLAND  MALT
SCOTCH  WHISKY
Distilled in December 1984
First filled into freshly dumped bourbon barrels
on 20th December 1984 and continued to
mature in these casks for almost 14 years until
on 14th October 1998 the whisky was vatted
transferred into freshly dumped sherry butts.
Maturation continued in these casks until this
particular cask was bottled in 2010 as a 25 Years
Old single west highland malt scotch whisky,
which we hope you will enjoy.
Vatted in sherry casks in October 1998
Cask No. 98 / 35 / 13
Bottled in may 2010
638 Numbered Bottles
Non - Chill Filtered
Ben Nevis Distillery (Fort Williams) Limited
Lochy Bridge, Fort William.
                                                                                                                                                                                           BEN  NEVIS  VINTAGE  1 9 9 0                                                                                                                                            SIGNATORY  VINTAGE  SCOTCH  WHISKY                                                                                                                                                                                                      Distilled on 14.12.90                                                                                                                                                                                             Matured in a Sherry Butt                                                                                                                                                                                                  Butt No. 1376                                                                                                                                                                                                  Bottled 2.3. 99                                                                                                                                                                                           Numbered Bottles                                                                                                                                                                                                    775 Bottles                                                                                                                                                                                                        This whisky has been selected, produced                                                                                                                                                                                                    and bottled in Scotland for and under the sole                                                                                                                                                                                                           responsibility of Signatory Vintage Scotch Whisky Co, Ltd                                                                                                                                                                                             Edinburgh
                                                                                                                                                                                             BEN  NEVIS  15 years old  51,7 %                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Single Cask Highland  Single Malt                                                                                                                                                                                                        Scotch Whisky                                                                                                                                                                                                    Bottling numbered by hand                                                                                                                                                                                                       Bottled in September 2012                                                                                                                                                                                                    Distilled in October 1996                                                                                                                                                                                                      This single malt from the Ben Nevis Distillery                                                                                                                                                                                                                     was filled into a fresh sherry cask, number                                                                                                                                                                                                       1654 on 28th October 1996                                                                                                                                                                                                      The whisky was then left to mature in this                                                                                                                                                                                                  cask in Duty - Free Warehouse No. 3 for a                                                                                                                                                                                                period of 15 years when it was considered                                                                                                                                                                                                    ready for bottling at cask strength, un - chill                                                                                                                                                                                                filtered in September 2012                                                                                                                                                                                                       523 Bottles                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Ben Nevis Distillery, (Fort William) Limited                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Lochy Bridge, Fort William

                                                                                                                                                                                        

BEN  NEVIS  46 %
1 9 9 2
Matured for 21 years                               
Highland Single Malt
THE  ULTIMATE  SINGLE  MALT
SCOTCH  WHISKY
Distilled: 03/07/92
Matured in a Sherry Butt
Cask no: 2312
Bottled: 16/08/13
695 Numbered Bottles
Natural Colour
Non Chill Filtered
Selected by The Ultimate Whisky company.NL

 

BEN  NEVIS
Established 1825
15  years old  57.3 %                                                 
SINGLE  CASK
HIGHLAND  SINGLE  MALT  SCOTCH  WHISKY
Distilled 23rd  June 1998
Matured in Sherry Cask No. 590 of 1998
Bottled in May 2014
Bottling numbered by hand
582 Numbered Bottles
Bottle No: 115
This single malt from Ben Nevis Distillery was filled into a fresh sherry butt, number 590
On 23 rd June 1998. The whisky was then left to mature in this cask in Duty - Free
Warehouse No. 3 for a period of 15 years when it was considered ready for bottling at
cask strength, un - chill filtered, in May 2014.
Product of Scotland
Ben Nevis Distillery (Fort William) Limited,
Lochy Bridge, Fort William



BEN  NEVIS
Established 1825          
21  years old  59.8 %                                                                                                                                              
SINGLE  CASK
HIGHLAND  SINGLE  MALT  SCOTCH  WHISKY
Distilled November 1990
MATURED  IN  PORT  WOOD
Initially this cask, produced in November 1990
was filled into refill hogsheads at 72.5 % vol.
After 13 years the contents of these casks were
vatted then filled into port bodega butts
This particular cask was then allowed to continue
maturing for a further 8 years to allow this whisky
to languish in this new home and to draw and
absorb some of the unique characteristics from
the cask creating this different slant on Ben Nevis
single malt whisky.
Matured in a Port Bodega Butt No. 3/10/4
As this is a more mature Ben Nevis Malt we felt it
worthy of releasing some 200 in a crystal decanter
and two glasses boxed presentation set with the
remaining 625 in what is coming to be recognized
as our Ben Nevis malt bottle
Bottled in September 2012
Bottling numbered by hand
825 Numbered Bottles
Bottle No: 662
This single malt from Ben Nevis Distillery was filled into a fresh sherry butt, number 590
On 23 rd June 1998. The whisky was then left to mature in this cask in Duty - Free
Warehouse No. 3 for a period of 15 years when it was considered ready for bottling at
cask strength, un - chill filtered, in May 2014.
Product of Scotland
Ben Nevis Distillery (Fort William) Limited,
Lochy Bridge, Fort William

Colin W. Ross, Distillery Manager

Highland Malt Speyside
Highland Malt
The Western Highlands
BEN NEVIS  (1825 - 1986) (1990


Fort William, Inverness-shire. Licentiehouder: Ben Nevis Distillery (Fort William) Ltd. Eigendom van The Nikka Whisky Distilling Co, Ltd, Japan.
Gebouwd in 1825 door 'Long John' Macdonald, een voor die tijd heel grote man van 1.93 meter, afstammeling van de koningen van Argyll, dat de Westelijke Hoog- en Eilanden omvatte.
Het was de eerste legale distilleerderij in dit gebied. Hij noemde zijn whisky 'Long John's Dew of Ben Nevis', eerst uitgebracht als een single malt whisky, later omstreeks 1906 als een blended whisky.
In 1848 bezocht Koningin Victoria Fort William en bij die gelegenheid kreeg zij een vat Ben Nevis aangeboden die aangeslagen mocht worden wanneer de Prins van Wales, de latere koning Edward VII, meerderjarig werd, dat was vijftien jaar later.
'Long John' Macdonald stierf in 1856 en werd opgevolgd door zijn zoon Donald Peter, die zo succesvol was dat hij een tweede distilleerderij kon bouwen, de Glen Nevis, die vele jaren in produktie was maar in 1908 werd gesloten.
Donald Peter werd opgevolgd door zijn zoons John en Archibald William die in 1911 het merk 'Long John', dat was de blend, verkochten aan Chaplin's van Tower Hill, een firma die handelde in gin en wijn.
In 1936 werd deze firma door de in 1805 gestichtte Seager, Evans & Co, Ltd, gin producen-ten te Londen, overgenomen. Seager Evans had de eerste stap in de Schotse whiskyindustrie in 1927 gezet met het bouwen van de Strathclyde graan distilleerderij.
Ook in 1936 kocht men Glenugie, toen de meest oostelijk gelegen distilleerderij.
In 1953 werden de beperkingen op het maken van whisky door de regering afgeschaft en een overname- en uitbreidingsgolf was het gevolg.
In 1955 werd Ben Nevis overgenomen door Joseph W. Hobbs, die een vermogen had verdien en verloren door whisky te smokkelen tijden de Amerikaanse drooglegging, vanuit Canada.
Hij was in 1930 teruggekeerd naar Schotland en met hulp van Amerikaanse partners kocht hij Bruichladdich, Glenury Royal, Glenlochy, North Esk, (Old) Fettercairn, Benromach en Strath-dee.
De bedoeling was om na beëindiging van de drooglegging Schotse whisky te gaan leveren in de Verenigde Staten.
In Ben Nevis instaleerde hij, evenals in Lochside een patent still, om graanwhisky te pro-duceren. Dit was in de jam zestig.
Hij blendde de malt- en graanwhisky meteen nadat ze waren gedistilleerd, hij noemde deze werkwijze 'blending at birth'.
De uitkomst was gevarieerd en niet altijd van gelijke kwaliteit.
Joseph W. Hobbs kocht ook Inverlochy Castle, begon een enorme veefarm in Amerikaanse stijl kompleet met cowboys. Na zijn dood ging Inverlochy Castle dienst doen als luxe hotel.

Joseph W. Hobbs had zijn belangen in de Schotse whiskyindustrie intussen verkocht.
Schenley Industries uit de Verenigde Staten nam Seager Evans & Co Ltd over en in 1957 werd Kinclaith, een malt distilleerderij naast de Strathclyde graandistilleerderij gebouwd, in 1957 The Tormore en in 1962 werd een 25 % belang genomen in Laphroaig, gevolgd door de gehele overname in 1972.
In 1969 toen er weer een recessie heerste in de whiskyindustrie beperkten de Strathclyde-, Kinclaith-, Glenugie-, The Tormore- en Laphroaig distilleerderijen hun produktie. In 1969 werd de Glen Alden Corporation, de eigenaar van Schenley Industries overgenomen door Rapid American Incoporated.
In 1971 veranderde Seager Evans & Co Ltd zijn naam in Long John International Ltd. In 1975 wordt Long John overgenomen door de bierbrouwers Whitbread. Kinclaith werd ontmanteld in 1975.
In 1981 wordt Ben Nevis gekocht en werd het merk 'Long John' weer herenigd met de distil-leerderij Ben Nevis.
Glenugie werd ontmanteld in 1985, de patent still werd verwijderd bij Ben Nevis en in 1986 werd Ben Nevis gesloten.
In 1988 koopt Nikka Whisky Distillery Company, Japan Ben Nevis.
Ook dit is een geschiedenis op zichzelf: in haar boek: Japanese Whisky, Scotch Blend be-schrijft Olive Checkland de band tussen de familie Nikka en Schotland.
Na de eerste wereldoorlog bezocht Masataka Taketsuru Schotland, studeerde aan de universiteit van Glasgow, werkte bij enige distilleerderij en, Hazelburn en Longmorn.
Hij werd verliefd op een Schotse, Rita Cowen, en keerde in 1920 naar Japan terug met de bedoeling een eigen distilleerderij te stichten.
Toen Matataka Taketsuru in 1979 stierf liet hij een bedrijf na, dat onder de leiding van zijh geadopteerde zoon, Takeshi Taketsuru in 1989 Ben Nevis kocht.
Er werd enorm geïnvesteerd, onder andere in een bezoekerscentrum.
In 1990 wordt Ben Nevis weer opgestart. Ook in 1990 verkoopt Whitbread The Tormore en Laphroaig aan Allied Dostillers Ltd.
Het produktiewater komt van de Allt a' Mhuilinn, die zijn water krijgt van twee kleine meertjes in Coire Leis en Coire na Ciste op de berg Ben Nevis.
Ben Nevis heeft vier met stoom verhitte ketels met een produktiecapaciteit van 750 liter spirit per jaar.
Onder de leiding van Colin Ross, de distilleerderij manager zijn vaten met whisky, gedis-tilleerd tussen 1984 en 1986 overgestoken op nieuwe sherry- en bourbonvaten. Elk jaar worden vijf tot zeven vaten met whiskies van 19 tot 26 jaar op vatsterkte gebot-teld. De standaard malt is tien jaar oud.
Het water komt van twee bronnen: Coire an Ciste en Coire Leis op de Ben Nevis.
De Mash tun il 9,5 ton.
De zes Wash backs zijn elk 50.000 liter.
De twee Wash stills zijn elk 25.000 liter, de twee Spirit stills elk 20.000 liter en worden door middel van spiralen met stoom verhit.
De capaciteit is 500.000 liter spirit par jaar.

1825   Gesticht door 'Long' John McDonald
1848   Koningin Victoria bezoekt de distilleerderij
1856   'Long' John McDonald sterft
  Zijn zijn Donald P. McDonald volgt hem op
1878   Er wordt een tweede distilleerderij naast de 'oude' gebouwd: Nevis
1908   de twee distilleerderijen worden samengevoegd
1941   D.P. McDonalds & Sons wordt verkocht aan Ben Nevis Distillery Ltd, Eigendom van
  Joseph W. Hobbs, die bezig was een keten van distilleerderijen in Schotland op
  te kopen, om van de te verwachtte vraag naar whisky, na de oorlog, te profiteren
1955   Installatie van een kontinue ketel: naast malt kan er nu ook grain whisky worden
  geproduceerd.
  Hetzelfde zou een paar jaar later ook bij Lochside gebeuren.
1964   Hobbs sterft, en de produktie stopt
1981   Joseph Hobbs Jr verkoopt Ben Nevis aan Long John International, toen het eigendom van de bierbrouwers Whitbread
1984   Ben Nevis weer opgestart na een verbouwing van £ 2 miljoen
1986   Ben Nevis sluit
1989   Nikka Whisky Distilling Company Ltd, wordt de eigenaar
1990   Ben Nevis opgestart
1991   Bezoekerscentrum wordt geopend
1996   Ben Nevis 10 years old geïntroduceerd
Manager (2005) is Colin Ross
De kapaciteit is 2.000.000 liter spirit per jaar

The distillery stands in the shadow of Britain's highest mountain, on the edge of Fort William, and takes its name from the same. The sample has a gorgeous rich color, deep polished mahogany with magenta lights. The first nose is not as rich as might be expected, indeed to start with the dominant nose is of fresh paint, but this soon gives way to, first rum'n raisin ice cream, then sultanas, dried fruit contiues when water is added, now in the form of Xmas pudding, with glace orange peel and a hint of chocolate. Eldorado sherry, burnt caramel and Irish coffee were also detected. Sultanas return in the flavour which is dry after a sweet start. Unusual.

Almost 20 years ago, Ben Nevis Distillery (Fort William) Ltd launched a couple od single
cask bottlings of their single malt at cask strength.

These were from the production years from 1967 and 1972 and bottled at 25 and 19 years
respectively.

Because of the interest accorded to these whiskies it was agreed that single cask bottlings
of vintage malt from our distillery should continue into the foreseeable future.

The following year we released a 26 years old version which was so succeful that we continued to release single cask, cask strength whiskies of this vintage for a number of years.

In the history of ben Nevis distillery there was unfortunately an interruption in production
from 1978 until 1984which meant that we could no longer continue to bottle such vintage
cask strength malts.

With the distillery returning to production in 1984, under the ownership of Long John Inter-
national Limited and the current owners being able to secure some of that production at the
time of acquisition, we are pleased to be able to returnto this tradition of releasing further
bottlings of this vintage single cask, cask strength Ben Nevis malt.

This particular whisky was first filled into freshly dumped bourbon barrels on 20th December
1984, and continued to mature in these casks for almost 14 years until on 14th October 1998
the whisky was vatted and transferred into fresh dumped sherry butts.

Maturation continued in these casks until this particular cask was bottled in early January 2010 as a 25 Years Old single west highland malt scotch whisky, which we hope you will
enjoy.

Distillery Manager: Alex. W. Ross.  

McDONALD’S  CELEBRATED  TRADITIONAL  BEN  NEVIS  MALT  WHISKY

“Oh for a sight of Ben Nevis,
Methinks I see him now,
As the morning sunlight crimsoneth,
The snow - wreath on his brow;
As he shakes away the shadows,
His heart the sunshine thrills,
As he towers high and majestic,
Amid a thousand hills

As we passed Appin we catch sight of Ben Nevis, the monarch of the Mountains, and shall never
forget the appearance on that day. As a rule, fogs, clouds, or a hazy state of atmosphere often
the whole, but we were fortunate, and could see this gigantic mass almost from its base to its
summit. Its near presence and supreme dignity, standing out, as it does, from the surrounding
hills, awed us, and
suggested the might and power of the Great Creator. As we looked on its
heights and glimmering peaks, dark projections of rock peered out and broke up the spacious
white mantle, whilst at the top the frozen snow glittered in the sunbeams, and contrasted
brilliantly with the black masses beneath”.

Thus wrote Alfred Barnard in his book, The Whisky Distilleries of the United Kingdom published
in 1887, on his second trip to Fort Williams by steamer in winter to visit Donald P. McDonald’s
Nevis Distillery.

Earlier that year on “ a fair morning in summer “ Barnard also visited the Ben Nevis Distillery. Cast
your mind back to that golden age for Donald P. McDonald’s two malt distilleries, Ben Nevis and
Nevis, where on the property of the Ben Nevis Distilleries he built his handsome new pier for its
fleet of steamers. “On the landward part of the quay there is a neathly built block of houses
occupied by the Distillery employees,  and a row of warehouses for general supplies and stores
for the works “.

If Barnard it to be believed there were 200 employed at the distilleries with a further 30 on the
distillery farm. The malt whisky emanating from this two distilleires was sold under the trade –
mark of ‘Long John’s Celebrated Dew of Ben Nevis’, with D.P. McDonald paying respect to his
father for the founding of the company.

Pour yourself a dram and experience the fine taste of whisky which we believe could have been
produced back in that successful period in our company’s history.

This west highland single malt, one of only two malt distilleries situated in the west highland
mainland  of Scotland - and the only one to draw its production water from Scotland's
highest mountain - Ben Nevis - was produced in 1996.

These 3 casks, Nos 1652, 1653 and 1654 were all filled on the same day. Each of this casks
was felt to be worthy of bottling individually in order that you may enjoy this fine example
of  Ben nevis single malt, matured in sherry casks which lay maturing side by side in our
Duty - Free Warehouse No. 3 at Ben Nevis Distillery, nestled in the shadow of the great
mountain from which our distillery rakes his name.

We trust that you will appreciate this expression of our single cask, single malt whisky.

Bottle No. 15

Colin W. Ross Distillery Manager

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