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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:17 pm    Post subject: Lidl Reply with quote

Ben Bracken 12 yr old blend. Reduced to £9.99 a bottle. Definitely worth a punt.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2016 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not so much an offer, but a definite bargain.

Xmas whiskies are back in Lidl. Ben Bracken single malt 27yo Speyside for £49.99 and 22yo Islay for £44.99.

The Glen Albas from last year are back too with a 34yo blended for £49.99.



Already picked up both Ben Bracken.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2016 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Opel, how good is the ben bracken 27 speyside

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2016 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In my opinion having both last night. - it's good but nowhere near as good as the aldi (which is a tenner less). It's a light, fruity and balanced dram. I got a touch of sherry, although it is mainly aged in bourbon casks. Like a balblair.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2016 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I should reaffirm that the Ben Bracken is good, very good. Worth getting a bottle and enjoying. Doesn't take water well really but doesn't need it @ 40%.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 14, 2016 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I need more time with it, I've come down with a cold now so been off the pop for a week. My first impression was very good. If you paid £100 for it from a main indie bottler then you'd be happy with it, so the fact that it's £50 makes it a no brainer for me. Of course, it's personal preference, but I like old bourbon matured highlanders and it's in that style. If say that of you like Balblair or Glencadam then you'll like it. There are notes in the bottle that remind me of mid 20's Balblair, which ain't no bad thing!

As WM says, Aldi are doing a 28yo Spey for £40. We both believe it to be a sherried Mortlach so totally different beast to the Ben Bracken. Depends on what style you like and your budget.


.......I've bought one of each, they are cheap. Got both the 27 and 22 Ben Bracken and the Glen marnoch 28 for a total of £135. That's for 77 years of whisky and it's all damn good.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 23, 2016 8:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Managed to get one of each of the Sherried aged blends from my local Lidl

Hopemail they taste as good as they look, however I fear a substantial amount of yon E150a has been added.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Glen Alba range has been discounted by 10%. I had to grab a 25 for a smudge over £30.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 10, 2016 7:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's the 25 like compared to the 27?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2016 12:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For me a more rounded drink - but as its a blend not surprising. There's colouring in here perhaps- however it's a real 'ronseal' dram. 25 year old sherry finished blend. Nailed.
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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2017 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glen alba 34 normally £44.99 but geezo a nice surprise yesterday it's reduced to £29.99
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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2017 9:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glen alba 34 normally £44.99 but geezo a nice surprise yesterday it's reduced to £29.99
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PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2017 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ralfy legend wrote:
Glen alba 34 normally £44.99 but geezo a nice surprise yesterday it's reduced to £29.99
popped into my local Lidl store but had no luck
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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Lidl has the 34yo sherry cask reduced from £45 to £30.
Did anyone try it - is it any good?
Worth £30, surely?
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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's very good and for that price it's a no brainer.
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