Hong Kong Whisky - Old Master Q Ben Nevis 2012 7YO - 700ml
Distilled: 07.07.2012 Bottled: 02.2020 7 Years Old ABV%: 51.5% Bourbon Hogshead 506 Bottles
Situated in western part of Highland, Ben Nevis has a very unique story and hides many secrets! Scottish distilleries are commonly named after Ben or Glen, neither of which is a human name. Ben is the Gaelic word for "mountain" and Glen for "valley". Ben Nevis is the highest mountain on the British Isles, at an altitude of 1,345 metres. The Ben Nevis Distillery was built at the foot of the mountain.
Ben Nevis was founded in 1825 by “Long” John MacDonald, a mountain of a man at a height of 1.93m. Due to its popularity, a sister distillery named Nevis was built. After being acquired by the Canadian Joseph Hobbs in 1955, a Coffey still was built and there was a period in which Single Blend was produced.
In 1989, Japan's Nikka Whisky acquired Ben Nevis. The wife of the group's founder, Hiroshi Takeshita, is said to have been related to Ben Nevis founder John MacDonald. Much of the production was sent to Japan and used as a core in Nikka’s own Blended Whisky while only a small portion was left behind to be bottled as Single Malt. Unlike Scottish law, Japanese Whisky does not need to be distilled locally. Due to Japanese Whisky’s extreme popularity in recent years, almost all of Ben Nevis's products have quietly changed to another nationality!
Ben Nevis 2012, from our "Classic Hong Kong Comic" series, is a rare Single Malt from this hidden distillery. Aged in a Bourbon cask for seven years, it exhibits vibrant and fruity notes, suitable for lovers of Japanese Whisky. We selected the "Old Master Q" artwork of laughter over pictures of other characters to represent the interesting stories behind Ben Nevis’ amazing history.
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