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Overall rating
87.00/100
votes
3
Whiskybase ID
WB84011
Category
Blend
Bottler
Arthur Bell & Sons (AB&S)
Bottling serie
Royal Reserve
Stated Age
20 years old
Strength
43.0 % Vol.
Size
750 ml
Added on
20 Jun 2016 3:03 pm by RoyalScotsman

Average value

€ 170.56

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Whisky Reviews for Bell's 20-year-old

1 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 87.00 points

  1. WhiskyLovingPianist did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    N: Hammy & [black] peppery with [green & red] bell peppers and an overall rounded robustness. Industrial-thick nose with an intense blossom in tow. Adding water brings more fudge/toffee to the party.
    T: This is a swigging malt, a thick slugger of a whisky with lots of 'extra things' zipping around the periphery.
    F: Creamy vanilla.
    C: Plenty here to glean if that's your will, or easily glugable if that's your desire. Cheap as chips at auction.

    Scores a C[+] [83]

    N: Take 2 and looking for extras. I poured another dram of this because i thought it similar to a 1970’s Chivas 12yo, but no! There’s much curiousness and interest here as i previously encountered. Of note, a touch of vegetable rot decay similar to a Mortlach [25yo] funkiness.

    T: Some fizz here too like the Chivas [so some similarity]. Hard to decipher particular descriptors aside from the old skool slightly metallic maltiness. 

    F: A clumsy finish on veg sour, vanilla maltiness and a metallic fresh.

    C: Not working quite as well for me today as yesterday.

    Scores a C- [80]

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