On the third day of Christmas, my true love sent to me: A bottle of Ben Nevis
This Christmas we’re asking you to help us select the Cask 88 ‘Scottish Distillery of the Year’, as part of our ‘The 12 Drams of Christmas’ campaign. Ben Nevis distillery is one of our 12 chosen distilleries, find out more about the campaign and how to vote for your favourites. Click Here.
Why do we love Ben Nevis?
Ben Nevis is one of the few surviving commercial distilleries in the West Highlands. There has always been a fair amount of speculation on why there were fewer distilleries in this region compared to other parts of the highlands, but whatever the reason, it means that the little whisky heralding from this region is instantly in demand due to its scarcity. Since it’s opening in 1825, by the notorious founder ‘Long John’ McDonald, the distillery has changed hands many times and is currently owned by the Japanese Nikka Whisky Distilling Company Ltd. These owners taking a large proportion of new make to be blended into Nikka blended whiskies. The few cask strength expressions that are released are often quickly bought up by fans and collectors alike.
This Ben Nevis 26 Year Old was distilled in the Highlands in 1975 and then bottled at cask strength in 2001. It is one of only 255 bottles, making it a bit of a collector’s item.
How to vote for Ben Nevis as Cask 88’s Scottish Distillery of the Year
To vote for Ben Nevis, simply retweet this post on Twitter. You can vote for more than one distillery, simply retweet the posts that highlight all your favourites. Find out more about ‘The Twelve Drams of Christmas‘.