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Overall rating
75.18/100
votes
145
Category
Single Malt
Bottler
Clydesdale (Cd)
Bottled
2017
Strength
40.0 % Vol.
Size
50 ml 700 ml
Barcode
20941567
Bottled for
LIDL
Added on
19 May 2017 8:10 pm by peatbogger
ColoredChillfiltered

Average value

€ 17.99

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Whisky Reviews for Ben Bracken Islay Cd

23 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 75.18 points

  1. qba scored this whisky 81 points Member Senior

    A little Islay character for the low price. This is young whisky, so there it's not complex at all, rather one dimensional. All bad things are try to hide behind curtain of smoke. But need to say that it is doing quite well. Finish short but with a little salty surprise.
    Very good for Islay beginners.
    Big plus for quality/price reward.
    • Nose
      81 81
      Smoky, burnt rubber, earthy, hint of citrus
    • Taste
      81 81
      Smoke, citrus (lemon juice?), brown sugar and bitter chocolate
    • Finish
      80 80
      Short, earthy, cardboardy and little salty

  2. FritzeKrautman did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    No high flyer, but a really honest, satisfying Islay malt. Good value for money.
    • Nose
      Cold campfire. Malt. Iodine and rubber. Some citrus. Coffee and some pepper.
    • Taste
      Sweet starting. Maritime echoes, smoke. Alcohol sufficiently strong for only 40% Vol. Very creamy mouthfeel producing.
    • Finish
      Amazing long finish with coffee, malt and smoke.

  3. maltdude scored this whisky 80 points Member Senior

    Nice bottle for 20 bucks. A little one dimensional but not bad at all. A little more alcoholic strength would be nice.
    • Nose
      Smoke - slightly to the medicinal side. Some salt. In combination maybe a smoked fish. Some distant lemons in the background.
    • Taste
      Smoked ham, tobacco, tar, wood fire ashes.
    • Finish
      Short finish with a little amount of spices in the distance.

  4. holborndrinker scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    A little one dimensional, but for less than 20 quid you can't go too far wrong.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      82 82
    • Finish
      78 78

  5. holborndrinker scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Not bad for the money!
    • Nose
      The predominant aroma is smoke - reminiscent of Lapsang Souchong tea.
    • Taste
      Clean tasting on the palate with strong traces of smoke - punchy.
    • Finish
      Rather short on the finish given the punch of smoke on the palate.

  6. Samwise2020 scored this whisky 72 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      75 75
    • Taste
      70 70
    • Finish
      70 70

  7. Keek scored this whisky 80 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      83 83
    • Taste
      80 80
    • Finish
      78 78

  8. mandragoru scored this whisky 80 points Connoisseur

    Excellent for the price, much better than dozens of Islay blends or pure malts.
    • Nose
      80 80
    • Taste
      81 81
    • Finish
      79 79

  9. DanishDistilled scored this whisky 75 points Expert Senior

    Good value for money. Would recommend as a dirt cheap entry level whisky, to people who might not care.
    • Nose
      78 78
      A rather earthy peat smell. Apart from peat smoke, caramel/toffee, malt, citrus, smoked meat. Rather nice, actually, reminds me a lot of a Lagavulin 16. Some notes of burnt caramel.
    • Taste
      75 75
      Peat smoke, liquorice, a hint of malt, otherwise flat. Some burnt caramel. The flavours that are there are very nice.
    • Finish
      73 73
      Earth, oak

  10. Georges scored this whisky 74 points Connoisseur

    • Nose
      75 75
      Peat smoke, kippery, briny, maritime notes, tobacco, citrus
    • Taste
      74 74
      Peat smoke, seaweed, ashy, salty, lemons
    • Finish
      74 74
      Medium long, smoky, salty

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