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Ben Nevis 1996 Whisky Sponge 24 Year Old Edition No.22A

Lot: 5013211

Ben Nevis 1996 Whisky Sponge 24 Year Old Edition No.22A

Winning Bid: £311

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Lot:
Distillery: 
Ben Nevis
Age: 
24 Year Old
Vintage: 
1996
Region: 
Highland
Bottler: 
Decadent Drinks
Cask Type: 
Refill sherry hogshead
Bottled Strength: 
55%
Bottle Size: 
70cl
Distillery Status: 
Operational
product Details

Ben Nevis 1996 Whisky Sponge 24 Year Old Edition No.22A

Distilled in 1996 and bottled in 2021, this is a collaboration between independent bottler, Decadent Drinks, and the Whisky Sponge blog. This is one of three of the partnerships twenty second collaborative bottlings, a single refill hogshead. One of 153 bottles.

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.

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