Ben Nevis STR Cask 5 Years Old 2015 Adelphi Selection is a single malt from the Highland distillery Ben Nevis. STR stands for shaving, toasting and recharring, a new way of treating whisky casks. Whisky changes color much faster during its aging process. The whisky was distilled in 2015 and matured in first-fill Oloroso sherry butt #10715. It was bottled in 2020 at a cask strength of 58.9% by the legendary independent bottler Adelphi for Whisky Import Nederland. Only 379 bottles have been released. 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).