The Thistle Pub

A wee slice of Scotland in Paris

BEN NEVIS

HIGHLAND

Fairly full, nutty and chocolatey.

The distillery at the foot of Britain's highest mountain of the same name (surely some coincidence?) was founded in 1825 by 'Long John McDonald' who gave his name to a blended whisky. Water used for the whisky is, sourced from the mountain above, much of it crystal clear snow-melt. There are four stills in the distillery and also two Coffey stills for the production of grain whisky for the blended whisky 'Dew of Ben Nevis'. In the past, the blended product was found easily on the market whereas the single malt was, and still is to some degree, fairly scarce. A shame for such a quality whisky.

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