Distiller: Ben Nevis
Region: Scotland - Highland
Type: Single Malt Whisky
Behind the Collective Artist series, which involves contemporary artists for the illustrations of the labels, there is the famous Parisian distributor La Maison du Whisky, an institution in the world of spirits. The Collective selections, born in 2017 and now in their fourth batch, involve small batches of barrels from Scottish distilleries with a single common denominator: the very high quality of the whiskies which must be similar to small works of art.
Ben Nevis is one of the biggest surprises of recent years, if we talk about Scotch whisky. His rough style, made of earthy and metallic notes but at the same time with a fruity and malty spirit, makes Ben Nevis unmistakable. The young age of this 2010 Ben Nevis enhances the stomping character of the distillery, while the first-fill ex-Bourbon barrels explode rich notes of vanilla and cream.
A great drink at a small price ...