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griffin79
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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 4:25 pm    Post subject: Bell's Reply with quote

Hi

I normally only drink malts these days but I picked up a bottle of bell's original recently as a backup and was really pleasantly surprised at the quality. I found the finish better than grants which is another blend I have tried in the past few weeks. It's sweet and spicy and a hint of smoke. Pretty smooth as well. Apparently the malt used is mainly Blair Athol, who do a lovely 12 year old malt, but also Caol Ila, Glenkinchie, Dufftown and Inchgower. Anyone else think it has got better over time? I'll certainly be picking up another bottle for the odd 'cheaper' dram.
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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 7:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do enjoy the occasional blend, I dont have a favourite but out of what I would consider the entry level blends I do enjoy Teachers, Bells, Grants and the Famous Grouse, the only big brand which I was never keen on is Whyte & Mackay.
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PostPosted: Wed May 23, 2018 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do like Teachers but usually but the Scotch blended whisky I would pour more often than others is Johnnie Walker 12 Black Label
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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jw black 12 does kick butt, I'd take monkeys and Chivas and even tullamore dew over bells grants and grouse, saying all that I did enjoy grouse mellow gold to be honest, anybody got a view on grouse mellow gold?
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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2018 10:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was brought up on Grouse, it was the first blend I drunk regularly before graduating to single malts so I have a soft spot for it, it is always what I order if in a bar which has no single malts but most do these days. I thought Grouse Mellow Gold was very good.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 18, 2018 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not had the latest Bells and about 12 -15 years ago the quality was not great but I have had some Bells from the 70's and 80`s that was pretty good and flavoursome.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only really have a blend open to mix with lemsip stick in a pot of tea mix or put in a hip flask
Go to's are
Grants
White and Mackay
Teachers
Famous grouse

Will pick up whatever is cheapest but have a particular pennant for white and Mackay
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I found bells quite awful to be honest as I do teachers famous grouse is drinkable I’ve heard naked grouse is nice.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2020 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

a friend of mine said it tasted like petrol Shocked
most people drink it with coke
i dont like it
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