Ben Nevis - 1998 Refill Hogshead #1399 | Held In Bond

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  • Region
    Highlands
  • Distillery Status
    operational
  • Type
    Single Malt Whisky
  • Size
    Cask
  • Delivery Weight
    2.00
Highlands

About the distillery

Ben Nevis Distillery is a distillery in Scotland that distills Ben Nevis 10 Years Old and Ben Nevis 21 Years Old whisky. It is located at Lochy Bridge in Fort William and sits just at the base of Ben Nevis, the highest mountain in the British Isles, which rises to 4,409 feet above sea level.

A coastal distillery in the Western Highlands, Ben Nevis draws its water from the Allt a’Mhuilinn which originates from two pools, Coire Leis and Coire na’Ciste. Founded in 1825 as an independent enterprise, it has been owned by Nikka Whisky Distilling of Tokyo, Japan, since 1989.

Other Information

This lot offers the buyer the opportunity to own one cask of Ben Nevis which was distilled in 1998, held in bond at the Ben Nevis distillery.

Originally filled with Ben Nevis spirit on 27th November 1998, the whisky has since been maturing in a Refill Hogshead (#1399).

The cask was re-gauged on the 26th July 2023, summarising the following:

- Original bulk 240 litres | Original strength 63.6% ABV | 153.8 litres of alcohol.

- New bulk 146.4 litres | New strength 55.4% ABV | 81.27 litres of alcohol.

This would currently yield approximately 209 x 70cl bottles of 24 Year Old cask strength Ben Nevis whisky. 

Please note:

1) the cask photo shown is of the actual cask being sold. 

2) the sample is shown for confirmation of the colour only and is not included in the sale.

TASTING NOTES:

COLOUR:
 Bright golden yellow.


NOSE:
Hard candy pear drops with tropical fruit – there are pineapples, mangoes combined with some malt biscuit.  A very soft and delicate nose.  The nose does mellow to a soft barley sugar sweetness that slowly falls to warm heather honey.  Finally, there are touches of old polished leather that gives the bouquet an elegant roundness.


PALATE:
The sweetness and the tropical fruit dominate over a spicy peppery heat.  The spice and heat linger long and makes the mouth water as lemon peel flavour circulates as an undercurrent.  The tropical fruits return to augment the citrus and swirl beneath the spice.  The barrel a little vanilla that appears faint on the palate. 


BODY:
A mouth filling malt that is distinctive and warming.


FINISH:
Long finish with the spicy heat that is underscored by lemon and tropical fruits, with a pinch of chilli.

IMPORTANT: 

 - Annual storage fees (currently 35p per week) and any cask transfer admin fees will become payable by the buyer.

 - Legal ownership of the cask will be transferred to the buyer once payment has been received by Whisky Hammer.  Funds will be held by Whisky Hammer until the buyer is in legal receipt of the cask ownership to protect the buyer's transaction. 

 - Ownership of this cask is auctioned in bond.  The buyer will be responsible for any costs relating to removing the cask from bond in the future (i.e UK excise duty / VAT) as well as any other costs associated with cask movement and bottling.

 - Non-UK buyers must appoint a duty representative to act on his/her behalf for transfer of ownership of the cask (Whisky Hammer can assist in finding a UK representative if required).  The duty representative will need to be registered with HMRC and will normally charge an annual fee for the service.

 - Please note if the new owner is a UK revenue trader (business or private individual connected to the trade), they will need to be registered with HMRC and hold a WOWGR certificate.

Please ensure that you undertake close up viewing/inspection prior to placing any bid.  If you are not satisfied with the photos, or if you have questions beyond the offered description and images, please click "ask a question" to make specific enquiries or to receive a more in-depth condition report.  Lots will be sold as seen and described.  

 

Insurance against breakage or loss during transit is available at checkout at a cost of 3.5% of the hammer price.

 

Due to the various ages of bottles and their seals, condition of liquid is at the buyer's discretion and no claim can be lodged against leakage in transit.

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Bid History

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Date / Time Bid Amount
24/09/23 14:02 £30,000.00 €35,034.00 $37,413.00 ¥5,774,514.00 A$58,044.00 S$50,871.00 HK$293,016.00
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