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Ben Bracken Speyside Tasting notes and reviews

Issue 146 Out Now

Whisky Magazine Issue 146

A tour of Toronto, Bourbon's Pompeii, Bladnoch Distillery and a look back at Glenmorangie's last 10 years

 

Ben Bracken Speyside

Brand
Ben Bracken
Expression
Speyside
Type
Scotch Whisky ~ Single Malt
Abv
40.00%
Region
Speyside
Website
www.lidl.co.uk
Availability
UK

Laura Foster

70
Nose
Simultaneously sharp and rich; fresh peelings from apples next to freshly baked, cinnamon-topped apple pie, with vanilla pods, raisins and spilt lemon juice on the worktop.
Palate
Creamy texture. Vanilla and butterscotch with those apple peelings, lemon and liquorice root hiding out in the background, before some tannin and cracked white pepper dry things out.
Finish
Confected apples, dates and sawdust.
Comment
A perfectly serviceable dram. Easy drinking, but quickly forgotten.

Rob Allanson

73
Nose
Huge richness combines with raspberry. Punchy. Green apples tempered with vanilla custard. Spices, cinnamon and brown sugar lurk, deep rich incense. Like sneaking a toffee apple into communion.
Palate
Lots of that vanilla custard floods the tongue, that sharpness takes a back seat but is still there. Then wood tannins take over, drying the palate a little.
Finish
Deep rich, plenty of vanilla and just a touch of that dryness.
Comment
Nicely balanced and quite morish.
Whisky Magazine Issue 146

Whisky Magazine Issue 146
A tour of Toronto, Bourbon's Pompeii, Bladnoch Distillery and a look back at Glenmorangie's last 10 years.

Published September 2017.

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