Ben Nevis 8 Years Old Dràm Mòr Cask 137 Palo Cortado Finish 56.7% 2013

€ 78,00 (ex Vat)
94,38 (in Vat)
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Distillery Ben Nevis
Bottler OB
Bottled for
Distilled date 2013
Bottling date 23.09.2021
Country Scotland
Region Highlands
Age 8
Cask Type 1st Fill Palo Cortado Finish
Cask Number 137
Alcohol percentage 56.7
Volume 0,70
Condition In original container
Label Perfect
Stock 4

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In the world of Scotch whisky, few names evoke the grandeur of the Highlands like Ben Nevis. The Ben Nevis 8 Years Old, a creation by the esteemed Scottish independent bottler Dràm Mòr, is a testament to the innovation and artistry that can be found within the walls of this iconic distillery.

Distilled in the year 2013 and bottled on the 23rd of September 2021, this particular expression, aged for a mere 8 years, has a tale to tell. Dràm Mòr, known for their meticulous cask selection and unique finishes, presents Cask 137, a masterpiece that has undergone a 1st Fill Palo Cortado Finish. At a robust 56.7% alcohol by volume, this is not just a whisky; it's a symphony of flavors waiting to be discovered.

The Palo Cortado Finish is a stroke of genius, introducing a Spanish touch to the rugged Scottish spirit. Palo Cortado is a style of Sherry that undergoes a unique aging process, and its influence on this Ben Nevis expression promises a sensory journey like no other. The marriage of the rich, nutty character of Palo Cortado with the robustness of Ben Nevis creates a harmonious balance that tantalizes the taste buds.

Limited to a mere 319 bottles, each one becomes a coveted artifact for enthusiasts and collectors alike. The exclusivity of the release adds an extra layer of allure, turning each bottle into a treasure trove of not just whisky but of a moment in time captured in liquid gold.

The collaboration between Dràm Mòr and Ben Nevis is a celebration of the independent spirit that defines the world of Scotch whisky. It's a testament to the creativity and vision of those who seek to push the boundaries of tradition and deliver expressions that stand out in a crowded landscape.

From the first glance at the beautifully crafted label to the satisfying sound of the cork being pulled, every aspect of the Ben Nevis 8 Years Old - Dràm Mòr Cask 137 Palo Cortado Finish is an experience. The nose promises a dance of sweet and nutty aromas, while the palate delivers a complexity that unfolds with each sip. The finish, lingering and warm, leaves a lasting impression—an echo of the Highlands in every drop.

In conclusion, the Ben Nevis 8 Years Old - Dràm Mòr Cask 137 Palo Cortado Finish is not just a whisky; it's a journey. For those fortunate enough to experience its nuances, it's an exploration of the marriage between tradition and innovation, Scotland and Spain. It's a reminder that, in the world of Scotch whisky, the possibilities are as vast and varied as the landscapes that inspire them.

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