It starts as rain or snow falling on Scotland's highest mountain - Ben Nevis. Either as rain or snow it percolates the thin layer of peat soil until it reaches the granite rock and unable to penetrate it runs under the surface until emerging in Coire Leish or Coire na Ciste.
The outflows of these two mountain lochans, located well over 3000 feet above sea level make their way spilling over the blue and pink granite rocks of the mountain's rugged north face until they join together. For the last part of the descent this water is piped underground into the rear of Ben Nevis distillery where a small dedicated workforce work their magic and convert this pure clear spring water into this beautiful malt.
This whisky matures for 10 years in oak casks stored in warehouses nestled at the foot of the mountain until it is thought ready for drinking.
Nose - Liquorice, sweet orange, lemon and a gentle smoke.
Palate - Dark chocolate, a little peat, cinnamon, a hint of ginger and some pepper.
Finish - Fairly long and a little salty.
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