Ben Nevis 1996 – Cask Share #030

A cask share in this cask, give you one bottle of 25Y old Ben Nevis bottled at cask strength, which has been stored on a Refill Sherry Butt all 25 years. The cask was filled on March 29, 1996 at Ben Nevis, and has been stored in their warehouse from the start until the bottling. We expect that there will come approx. 440 bottles out of the cask, at a cask strength of approx. 49%.

The cask is ordered for bottling. However, Ben Nevis does not offer to bottle casks for independent bottlers. Therefore, the cask has been ordered moved to one of our bottlers. As Ben Nevis is currently rebuilding, this movement cannot take place until the end of April 2021. The actual bottling of the cask has also been ordered so that the cask is bottled soon after it has arrived at the bottling hall in Scotland.

We are really looking forward to this bottling coming home. With the timeframe we have been informed on, we expect that the bottles will be here in Denmark, around the start of June 2021.

Notes from cask sample: Cask influence, but still very balanced. Clear distillery character, with fruit and a little salt, pepper, and a good sherry influence.

In 2017 we bottled a similar Ben Nevis cask from 1996, which was also from a Refill Sherry Butt. That bottling came out as a 21Y bottling, and at a cask strength of 51.1%. The bottling was rated by Jim Murray and which he rated with 95.5 points out of 100 possible. At the time, he wrote the following about our 21Y Ben Nevis bottling:
”I could nose this all day, every day. The spices are operating sharply off two levels, one of almost sneezable pepperiness, the other deeper and warming”


The cask has been ordered moved, and will be bottled immediately after the movement to the bottler hall

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Cask type

Refill Sherry Butt

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Total shares for sale


Bottles per. share

1 x 70cl

Import fee per share

225 DKK (approx. €30) per share

151 in stock

  • The price stated on the cask shares, is per cask share and is for the alcohol in each cask share
  • The size of each cask share, is stated for each unit under “Bottles per share
    If a larger share of the casks is wanted, offers for this can be made after contacting
  • The certificate of the cask share is sent together with your purchase invoice and together is the proof of your purchase
    The certificate is personal and therefore cannot be transferred to a third party, without prior agreement with
  • When the bottles from the individual cask are on their way home to Denmark, the co-owners will be sent an invoice on import fee that are stated on the cask share
  • The bottle size is set at 70cl standard round bottles, unless otherwise stated on the individual casks share. And always bottled at cask strength
  • All bottles in the cask are affixed with Fadandel’s label, unless otherwise agreed in advance
  • After the cask has been bottled and the bottles have arrived in Denmark, the co-operatives will be contacted for the collection of the bottles
  • If the bottles in your share are to be shipped to you, you will be charged for the shipping
  • Import fee is a calculation, based on the known expenses (at the time of purchase of the cask), which are bottling of the cask, bottles, labels, home transport and VAT
  • Should unforeseen expenses be incurred in connection with the return of the share bottles, this price will be regulated, as we cannot foresee the possible costs changes, that may come in the future on alcohol imports
  • Cask samples, will periodically (about every 2 years) take a sample from each cask
    These cask samples are taken in part to follow the development of the cask/whisky, and for customers can buy a sample on the web shop and in our store
  • Cask tastings, holds tastings, where you can taste several different cask samples on the same evening – these are announced on our shop under upcoming tastings, our Facebook page and via our newsletter (in Danish), which you can sign up at the bottom of this page ” SUBSCRIBE TO NEWSLETTER”

You can read more about the process from purchase to delivery of the cask share bottles here.

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The process of buying a cask share

Purchase of cask share

You buy the cask share you want on the we shop. Afterword’s you receive a certificate of participation and an invoice. If you are unsure which one to buy, you can buy a cask sample or take part in a cask tasting before deciding.


The shares will be bottled on 70cl standard round bottles, unless otherwise stated on the individual cask share. All bottles in the cask are affixed with Fadandel’s label, unless otherwise agreed in advance.

Import fee

When it is time to bottle the cask, the cask owners will receive an invoice on the import fee. The import fee is charged only when the bottles are bottled and on the way home to our warehouse.

Bottles arrive at our warehouse

After the cask has been bottled and the bottles have come to Denmark, the cask owners will be contacted for collection of the bottles. If the bottles are to be despatched, the bottles in the cask share can be sent for a shipping fee.