During the 10th Whisky Show in London (organized by the Whisky Exchange) that took place a few weeks ago, a set of three show bottles were released under a special celebratory theme for the 10th anniversary: ‘The Future of Whisky’.
The three limited editions are from Ben Nevis, Ledaig and Invergordon and those bottles have 3D lenticular label, giving a feel of depth and movement when you move the bottle around, very cool!
Today we’re checking out the Ben Nevis 21 Year Old which served as the ‘Past Future’ figure in the ‘Future of Whisky’ trio and according to the official words, it’s what they used to think the future of whisky would be (but eventually it wasn’t).
There were 144 (or 146, depends if you believe the PR or the website) bottles, bottled at 47.5% from a Sherry Butt.
Ben Nevis 21 Year Old ‘The Future of Whisky – Past Future’ (47.5%, £130)
Nose: Classic dirty Ben Nevis, lots of fruitiness sprawling around here with a bit of greenery, green tomato vines, kiwi, guava (I hate it but I have a tree in my garden, don’t ask!), green apples, sweet dried fruit, milk chocolate, nutmeg and cacao. Continue reading