The Ben Nevis distillery is situated at Lochy Bridge in Fort William, Scotland. It was founded by Long John McDonald in 1825 and is considered as the one of the country’s oldest licensed distilleries.
Ben Nevis is nestled at the base of the highest mountain in Scotland. This mountain offers a breathtaking background on the traditional craft in the country. After McDonald’s death, the ownership of the distillery was passed to his son Donald. In an effort to keep up with the increasing demand for its single malt Scotch whisky, a second distillery was established nearby. Eventually, these distilleries were merged.
Ben Nevis was acquired by the Japanese Nikka distillery in 1989. The distillery is known for producing single malt whisky and blended whiskies. Its 10-year-old single malt is characterized by a taste of citrus notes and soft oils with a long finish. The distillery is also known for its Ben Nevis “Blue Label” Blend, Ben Nevis “10 Year Old Single West Highland” Malt, and Ben Nevis “Supreme Selection” Blend.
Interested individuals who want to enjoy the unique blend of single malt whisky that Ben Nevis produces can visit the distillery for a guided tour.