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Overall rating
85.50/100
votes
2
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Wallace & Young Distillers Co. (W&Y)
Bottled
2020
Stated Age
29 years old
Casktype
Oak Casks
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
29 Nov 2020 10:13 pm by mds51
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 77.97

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Whisky Reviews for Ben Bracken 29-year-old W&Y

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 85.50 points

  1. FritzeKrautman scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    A decent drop. With enough time, it becomes quite complex. Only refilled ex-Bourbon barrels seem to have been used, which of course somewhat limits the variety of flavors. The age is pretty easy to understand, but the barrels have mainly given off tannins to the whisky. You have to like that. The alcohol leaves you feeling ambivalent. At the beginning you want more of it, towards the back it becomes a bit intrusive.
    I think he's a Glen Keith, but I wouldn't bet on it.
    • Nose
      88 88
      honey at the beginning, then oak. Overripe apples, light grapes, and caramel follow. Exotic fruits flash briefly. One searches in vain for alcohol. Gets sweeter over time. Light chocolate is still there. Slightly grassy. After a while then malt and pepper.
    • Taste
      87 87
      beginning sweet, malt, chocolate, berries. Bitterness builds up. The alcohol is not particularly strong at first, but then becomes peppery and could be better integrated overall.
    • Finish
      87 87
      quite a long finish with distinct oak, blending slightly into walnut. A trace of passion fruit. Bitterness is there. And pepper again.

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