Overall rating
Single Malt
The Scottish Independent Distillers Co. Ltd. (TSID)
Bottling serie
Islay Single Malt
Stated Age
18 years old
Oak Casks
46.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottle code
L 08 11 17
Bottled for
LIDL Online Exclusive
Added on
18 Nov 2017 10:34 am by whisky313

Average value

€ 49,99

2 × in wishlist

19 × member ratings

28 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ben Bracken 18-year-old TSID

3 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 83.76 points

  1. SwiftyMcVeigh scored this whisky 84 points Expert Junior

    In the offer up to 60 euros, the price-performance ratio is right. However, it is not worth more. Should be a bowmore made from ex-bourbon barrels.
    • Nose
      84 84
      The slightly quartz smoke is reminiscent of Bowmore. With a little time in the glass malt sweetness is added. Behind it are citrus and light fruits, vanilla and some garden herbs.
    • Taste
      84 84
      Slightly oily, smoky with citrus and some sweetness and vanilla. Floral. Not particularly complex.
    • Finish
      83 83
      With a little grizzling on the tongue follows the medium-long, smoky finish. The oak comes through with imaginative chocolate and coffee notes.

  2. Bosi scored this whisky 81 points Specialist

    Not a bad whisky, but also no cracker. For 18 years something is missing the complexity. At a price of 80 € -90 € this is definitely too little. No comparison to the PLV of the last Lidl bottlings. When it comes to whisky, I put a strong emphasis on Bowmore.
    • Nose
      The aroma starts with many citrus notes, then the smoke comes on stronger, but is only moderately strong. In the background I smell floral notes and freshly washed linen.
    • Taste
      The taste of smoke dominates only the distillery from the largest town on Islay;). Liquorice, chocolate and some orange zest follow afterwards.
    • Finish
      The finish is medium long with a little spiciness, chocolate and some burned hay.

  3. nhuber scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    Meaty and smoky Bacon in the nose, mouth filling smoke with some sweetness that makes you want to drink more... Great stuff, adequate price and relatively cheap for an 18 year Isla. I like it. 

    Could be Bowmore, certainly not laphroaig... Takes a bit of water very well, sometimes in offer below 60€ at lidl.de, good value. Only beaten by the Ben bracken Islay 27.


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