Overall rating
Single Malt
Clydesdale (Cd)
Bottling serie
Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Stated Age
30 years old
Oak Casks
47.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Added on
04 Nov 2017 9:05 am by mds51

Average value

€ 94,50

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90 × member ratings

216 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ben Bracken 1987 Cd

16 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.57 points

  1. Noface83 scored this whisky 87 points Specialist

    Nose : beautiful fruity nose with freshly cut apples, overripe pear, apple fritters with cinnamon sugar, sawdust, subtly a bit of mentholic alcohol Clean and fruity Speysider with good wood and some spice.
    Taste: strong onset, but nice mouthfeel, intensive wood and dried herbs, overripe apples and caramel sweetness, always dry at the back with neat bitterness and a delicate hint of chocolate. The finish is medium long with dry sweetness, again with beautiful old oak and a pinch of cinnamon. Here, the age is more apparent than in the nose but man should like intense woody flavors and dry whiskys. I think that's great.
    Good malt for a reasonable price. Of course, there are in the ranks of the 30-year-old whisky significantly better but the cost also 3-4 times. Great what the Lidl here for a reasonable price and also that they have eliminated the main criticism of the 40% in the Blends / Malts of 2016. The malt here needs its 47%.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      88 88

  2. LDB scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Not bad, but you do not notice the 30 years at any point. No one really expects that he is a blast.
    For 80 € the bottle I fell in any case immediately xxx other malts, which I would buy me.
    • Nose
      83 83
      For 47% comparatively strong alcoholic, wall paint, loam or slightly animalistic notes (wild boar?), Tart-sweet dry apricot, almond oil, a little celery, later comes marzipan raw mass and very slightly musty cabinet wall. The nose is quite acceptable after really much time in the glass (40min and more).
    • Taste
      81 81
      At first silky, but full of mouth lining, delicious dried apricots, with roasted hazelnuts, a pepper and cinnamon mixture, before then takes on a little oak bitterness and sets a leinöl- or even heather-like taste. The taste itself is really not wrong, but nothing that really sticks.
    • Finish
      80 80
      Is gone after a woody note very quickly, leaving behind a hint of dry sherry, positively said: he says goodbye clean and unfussy. Negatively speaking: very weak.

  3. Gearmailteach scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    Towards the end of the bottle, he likes me increasingly better. A mature, neat spicy malt with pleasantly pleasant fruitiness.
    • Nose
      First fruity to sour, green apple, pear, pineapple. Also floral, honey and syrup. Nonetheless, signs of maturity: polish, leather, Dusty secretary of old oak. The seasoning is getting stronger.
    • Taste
      Strong spice, some oak. Again honey sweetness and syrup. This time the fruits are in the background, the oak is much stronger. Leather, polish, wax.
    • Finish
      Medium. Oak, some honey and citrus.

  4. Schreiraupe scored this whisky 87 points Expert Junior

    ... a whisky with 2 faces. He is purely in the nose relatively closed. On the palate dominates the oak and it is very dry overall. Even the age does not necessarily flash through. Had typed on 18 years. 84P In my opinion, a few drops of water do wonders if the malt is adjusted to about 43%. Immediately a fruity sweetness (apple / kiwi) is perceptible in the nose and it comes directly much nobler therefore. Only now is the age noticeable. The oak dryness is gone and the sweet flavors give a pleasant creamy mouthfeel. 87P For a discounter whisky is the big movie. Good PLV.

  5. Laird Blonag scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    The alcohol is very well integrated, the filling is balanced complex and with beautiful oak. The 30 years you do not necessarily notice the bottling. A single malt like a well-made blend.
    • Nose
      Malt, maple syrup, old oak, dusty spine, honey cake, some orange zest, light menthol, a hint of sulfur, a little cinnamon, baked apple, vanilla and dark caramel sauce.
    • Taste
      Mild with yet noticeable oak. Cinnamon, Demerara sugar, raisins, gingerbread, some chocolate, baked apple, malt and slightly burnt caramel.
    • Finish
      Medium long, chocolaty, strong sweetened espresso and a good portion of oak.

  6. Lichtalb scored this whisky 86 points Expert Junior

    Nose: From the flavors at first a little reserved, but clear alcohol. Oha, that's a bit ugly. However, over ripe apples and a little pear follow. In the mouth: strong onset, some citrus notes, a nice mouthfeel, a lot of oak, dry earthy and dusty wooden shelf, actually cinnamon. Finish: medium length, maple syrup, oak. Conclusion: I'm a bit split. The nose is a bit disappointing and makes the overall package a little out of round. Great is the cinnamon taste and the maple syrup in the finish. PLV is not bad, he drinks well, not a complexity monster. But it lacks fruity "top notes" for my taste, it was probably too long in the barrel ... 86 pts

  7. Bam scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    I really like the apple, the oak is too bitter for my taste. Overall, a nice bottling, albeit for 30 years rather simple, without much complexity.
    • Nose
      Immediately sugared Haribo apple rings, incredibly strong, but also green apple peel. The second strong aroma is the oak, which is spicy and musty at the same time. In the background I still find peach, vanilla and lemon. The alcohol is rather poorly integrated and stings something in the nose.
    • Taste
      The apple is back first but also a peach and some lemon is there. The oak then takes over quickly and vigorously, initially nicely spicy, then noticeably bitter.
    • Finish
      Medium length, bitter oak and a hint of apple peel.

  8. Falnor scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      80 80

  9. Ralf scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

  10. RL_whisky scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    For me it's just a very nice older whisky with a good price / quality ratio. Put it as a first bottle in a nice line-up, good first dram.
    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      76 76


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