Extra Special, Aged 8 Years

ABV 40%
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Brand: Bell's
Expression: Extra Special, Aged 8 Years
Type: Scotland Whisky / Blended
Age: 8 years old
ABV: 40%
Country/Region: Scotland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Tasting notes
Taster   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.
Taster   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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