Overall rating
Whiskybase ID
Single Malt
Clydesdale (Cd)
Bottling serie
40.0 % Vol.
50 ml
Bottle code
L33 7
Bottled for
Added on
08 Dec 2017 12:08 pm by whisky313

Average value

€ 7.99

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45 × member ratings

143 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ben Bracken Islay Cd

9 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 69.49 points

  1. Syleo scored this whisky 69 points Expert Senior

    Copper gold, the darkest of the three - and dark is also the chocolate, which he briefly recalls before campfire smoke from fresh softwood, strongly grilled dates wrapped in bacon, cherries, orange peel and a little caramel with a pinch of cinnamon prevail. Surprisingly aromatic overall.
    Smoke meets ashes and again the orange in the mouth, together with the very dark chocolate and sweet herbal sweets. As expected, the bacon dates and the ashes settle a little longer in the finish, but they don't leave a really lasting impression either.

  2. whiskyd scored this whisky 61 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      64 64
    • Taste
      60 60
    • Finish
      58 58

  3. marmeladow scored this whisky 62 points Expert Senior

    Young and without any peculiarities. Except for peat notes with ashtray smoke and a little sweetness almost nothing.
    Especially good as an example of how good other smoky NAS Islay whiskys are in the lower price segment

  4. Malthead19 scored this whisky 64 points Expert Senior

    - Sweet smoke, not much depth
    - after the smoky start, youth, cold smoke, the smoke overlays a lot (also the rather burning metallic notes), some sweetness still present

    - the best from the sample set, the smoke increases its complexity, but it still stays young

  5. schengel10 scored this whisky 64 points Connoisseur

    even young people cannot cover smoke; an average whisky - but, in my opinion, the best of the 3 range!
    • Nose
      sweet, gentle, mild smoke, salty and maritime;
    • Taste
      a watery, thin onset, smoke, phenols, tar and ash, salt water, herbs, little complexity;
    • Finish
      sweet, smoky, salty and quite short;

  6. Melfi11 scored this whisky 68 points Member Senior

    • Nose
      70 70
    • Taste
      64 64
    • Finish
      71 71

  7. VollePulle scored this whisky 76 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      78 78
    • Finish
      75 75

  8. RR60 scored this whisky 70 points Expert Junior

    • Nose
      69 69
    • Taste
      68 68
    • Finish
      70 70


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