Ben Nevis 1996 Spirits Shop' Selection
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.
Distilled in 1996 and bottled from a sherry butt cask in 2018 for Spirits Shop' Selection in Taiwan. One of 481 bottles.
The Spirits Shop’ Selection was founded in Taiwan in 2014 by Dong Fang Ming. His goal was to create an “East-West cultural exchange,” importing the finest Scotch whiskies and rum, and bottling them with elegant Asian influenced label designs. The company worked in collaboration with Sansibar Whisky in Germany for their earliest releases, before striking out as their own standalone brand.
|Classification||Single Malt Whisky|
|Bottler||Dong Fang Ming|
|ABV / Volume||56.2%/ 70cl|