Overall rating
Single Malt
Clydesdale (Cd)
Bottling serie
Speyside Single Malt
Stated Age
25 years old
Oak Casks
40.0 % Vol.
700 ml
Bottled for
Added on
19 Nov 2016 4:46 pm by mds51

Average value

€ 57.78

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68 × member ratings

149 × in collection

Whisky Reviews for Ben Bracken 1991 Cd

13 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 82.32 points

  1. Marko_I did not rate this whisky Connoisseur

    Not quite as mild (or thin), as you might fear in 40%, not as round / elegant, as you might expect at 25 years, the fruit notes are fine, the total flavor package for the called 50 € perfectly fine, if you Showmanship and age adds up to a bargain.
    • Nose
      sweet, yellow fruits (cooked peaches, ripe banana, mirabelle), a slightly exotic touch (pineapple, Haribo Tropifrutti), honey vanilla, but also a bit dirty-spicy, not very elegant
    • Taste
      Banana, peach and pear compote, clove, pepper ... Sweet, milk chocolate rather than vanilla, for 40% and 25 years not very mild, there is even something again, edgy-scratchy, robust
    • Finish
      medium long, a little bit of chocolate, then dry and tart, peppery-spicy, coffee

  2. davidloosli scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    Not that complex for a 25 year old
    • Nose
      Bourbon nose, vanilla, cinamon, pear, quince, a hint of lime
    • Taste
      Rather dry, pear, a little soapy, a hint of honey, caramel, tray cake
    • Finish
      Gets more lemony, light spicyness, sweetness is rather artificial, a bit astringent, pear does a comeback, a whiff of coffee chocolate

  3. Falnor scored this whisky 79 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      78 78
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      78 78

  4. LordBellamy scored this whisky 81 points Expert Senior

    no water

    Conclusion: interesting nose, the taste and finish, but he then leaves behind a lot
    • Nose
      85 85
      many bright fruits (mirabelles, gooseberry), honeydew melon, frosting, herbal sugar ("ricola"), subtle oak, for 40% amazing power, fresh fir green
    • Taste
      79 79
      now quite flat, hardly start, disappointing to the nose, Obstler, some fruit, oak, light herbal note
    • Finish
      78 78
      short, very short, but a strong sweetness, again light herbal notes, no bitterness, some soap

  5. FritzeKrautman scored this whisky 84 points Expert Senior

    An altogether very decent representative of his guild. He does not have to hide from whiskys with brand names. You can use it as an all-day-drummer. I personally would have wished him a little more power.
    • Nose
      sweet, honey, oranges, slightly spicy oak, slightly clove, dusty, progressively vanilla. The complexity is medium.
    • Taste
      very soft, leaving a creamy mouthfeel. It starts sweet and dark red berries appear. Then comes a very present note of coffee beans and bitterness spreads. The salivation is neatly stimulated. The whisky lacks a bit of the last bite, which is certainly due to the 40%.
    • Finish
      A pretty long finish with walnut closes everything.

  6. Arranthony_Moray scored this whisky 86 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      85 85
    • Taste
      85 85
    • Finish
      88 88

  7. MasterOfPuppets scored this whisky 80 points Expert Junior

    The nose is great, but the taste is a bit watery. For the age, the finish is very short, but at the price you can not complain.
    • Nose
      Citrus fruit, apple, plum, very fruity, bran, linseed, orange, dark chocolate, cognac, multivitamin juice,
    • Taste
      Caramel, white pepper, clove, dark chocolate, grape seeds, some grapefruit, coriander
    • Finish
      Very short for the age, chocolaty, grape seeds,

  8. irrerelevant scored this whisky 82 points Expert Senior

    not bad, but neither very impressive, exchangeable
    • Nose
      ripe and unripe citrus, malt, hay, buttercream, clear honey, soap
    • Taste
      sweet and slightly sour, yellow fruits, again those aromas from the nose, oak increases, more honey, lacks substance, prickles, there is an unpleasent bitterness in the background, strange mouthfeel
    • Finish
      short, slightly sour with oak and honey

  9. xFabe did not rate this whisky Member Senior

    Nose is quite strong for the 40% and presents an interesting aroma composition, but from then on the malt drops off quite a bit. While the whisky in the mouth is already quite shallow, he felt in the finish the alcohol strength of a beer. Definitely interesting, but you do not need a bottle of it.
    • Nose
      Really sweet, mirabelle, soap (aloe vera), Haribo Tropifrutti, baked honey banana, then loses some of the initial power, slightly spicy in the background
    • Taste
      The taste is quite similar to the nose, all just a little weaker, in addition to that comes some oak, Ü-Ei chocolate,
    • Finish
      Total watery, some light plum and some oak

  10. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 81 points Connoisseur

    Since I liked the younger a good deal better, less fruity, but full of character!
    • Nose
      Papaya, mango, a lot of exoticism, wet hay, lemon cake, overflowing American Virgin Oak character, vanilla, honey, very nice nose with very light alcoholic touch
    • Taste
      Lime, mango, lychees, a bit metallic / alcoholic sting unfortunately, almost no dipping, instead sweet oak, honey, vanilla, other yellow fruits
    • Finish
      Slightly lanky, more fruity-yellow and malty aromas, some salt, some oak, well, dry, medium long


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