Ben Nevis, Nevis Dew Blue Label
Blended Scotch Whisky
The “Blue Label” blend started out in life as a contribution to the stock of millennium whiskies which proliferated the market at that time. Most companies presented aged and most very expensive products, whereas Ben Nevis produced a new blend which did not carry an age statement on the label thus being a new whisky for the new millennium.
This whisky won their first gold medal from the International Wines & Spirits Competition in 2000. Now that the millennium is behind them they decided to continue selling this product but re-named as “Blue Label”.
Jim Murray's “Whisky Bible 2004” describes this blend as ‘weighty malt; has that “married” feel, where the malts have combined to make a busy, impossible-to-describe whole, back to the grains again: quite bitty and complex; chunky and complex.
This product was awarded a gold medal in the International Wine & Spirit Competition 2000 and Monde Selection gave it a silver medal that same year.
Nose: Toffee sweetness, vanilla and red berries.
Taste: Vanilla fudge and fresh red berries.
Finish: Short finish, slightly Saki like.