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Overall rating
84.00/100
votes
22
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Clydesdale (Cd)
Bottling serie
Islay Single Malt
Vintage
2003
Bottled
2019
Stated Age
16 years old
Casktype
Oak Cask
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Barcode
4056489149798
Bottled for
LIDL
Added on
20 Nov 2019 11:15 pm by dampfman3
Colored

Average value

€ 39.99

3 × in wishlist

22 × member ratings

69 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ben Bracken 2003 Cd

4 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 84.00 points

  1. JungleDram scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      82 82
    • Taste
      84 84
    • Finish
      83 83

  2. nhuber scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Had high hopes after the last two Ben bracken 18 and 27... But unfortunately couldn't hold it...Not a bad whisky, just nothing special... Still a solid Islay and probably better than a lot of Islay whisky for 40€. But prefer the Ben bracken 18 (87/88 points) and especially Ben bracken 27 (90+)

  3. Totoro scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    Laphroaig (not medical enough), Ardbeg (availability) and Kilchoman (age) can be excluded. If it were a Bowmore, it would be a very smoky and unusual one (but there are also). The light farm or stable note reminds me more of peaty laddies and / or bunnahabhains (although I have no idea whether the former gave off barrels or distillate or how the latter turn out in old age). In terms of sweetness, it could be a dirty - or rather unusual - Lagavulin, or just a Caol Ila, which is probably the most likely.

    No matter how you decide the guesswork for yourself: very tasty, tasty and round, and definitely more than okay for the money.
    • Nose
      86 86
    • Taste
      86 86
    • Finish
      87 87

  4. Barbone scored this whisky 83 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      84 84
      Smells of wood fire and ashes, medically, sea salt. Some acidity resonates with the smell. Sweet vanilla cakes, some mint (menthol) and light fruit notes in the background.
    • Taste
      83 83
      Smoke, ashes, fruity, the mentholhaltig remains in the mouth (only intense) campfire on the beach.
      After a long time comes salt and algae.
    • Finish
      83 83
      Medium length, light wood notes (rather licorice), salty

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