Joined: 26 Nov 2012 Posts: 1881 Location: Cheshire
Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2016 4:31 pm Post subject:
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.
Joined: 19 Feb 2013 Posts: 1900 Location: Trapped inside this octavarium
Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2016 6:27 pm Post subject:
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. _________________ "Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whisky is barely enough."
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