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Bell's Extra Special Aged 8 Years Tasting notes and reviews

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Bell's Extra Special Aged 8 Years

Brand
Bell's
Expression
Extra Special Aged 8 Years
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Blended
Age
8 years old
Abv
40.00%
Availability
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Michael Jackson

Nose
Briney. Fresh earth. Arousing.
Palate
Grassy, juicy. Malty, firm, chewy. Shortbread. Cookies. Lemon marmalade. A lot happening.
Finish
Distinctly oily aromatics coming through. Long, peppery, dry.
Comment
Assertive but rounded. A wonderfully satisfying whisky. Enormously improved since its (and my) younger days.

Paul Pacult

Nose
Softly grainy, with nuances of heather and moss. Dry.
Palate
Starts moderately sweet at entry, then turns more hard candylike and caramelly at mid-palate, with not-so-subtle notes of stone dry resiny oak. Oily texture and medium bodied. Very focused.
Finish
Medium long and mildly floral/ripe/sweet in the throat.
Comment
I favourably responded to the oily texture and laser beam graininess of both the flavour and finish phases. Approaches genuine complexity. Bravo.
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