This single malt from the Highland distillery Ben Nevis was distilled in 1998. It matured for 22 years in Ex-Sherry Cask #BN9820 before being bottled in 2020 at 54.4% ABV. The cask was selected by the team at La Maison du Whisky and bottled by the new independent Italian bottler Hidden Spirits. The Ben Nevis distillery was founded in 1825 by Angus McDonnell, and was taken over a couple of years later by ‘Long John’ McDonald. He got this nickname thanks to his extraordinary height: 1.93m (or 6’4). Quite a feat in the early 19th century! After his death in 1856, the distillery came into the hands of his son, Donald McDonald. Under his leadership the Ben Nevis distillery became a giant in the whisky world (pun intended).