Bell's Original


Bell's // Scotland

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2 out of 5 stars
( 149 )

As is the case with many blended whisky brands, Bell's origins began in the 1850's when a shop in Perth began to blend whiskies to sell to their customers. That man's name was Arthur Bell. The malts used in the blend include Blair Athol at its heart and Caol Ila, Glenkinchie, Dufftown, and Inchgower playing minor roles. These malts are blended with grain whisky to create the Bell's Original.

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  • Blended
    Comprised of both single malt(s) and single grain(s) often from many different distilleries; if Scotch or Irish must be aged for at least three years in oak barrels; Irish may include single pot still whiskey in the blend.
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Tasting Notes

"Aromas of sweet cereal grain, vanilla, and small doses of barrel spices greet you on the nose. The whisky is soft on your palate with those similar notes. And that's all she wrote. The dram seems to be more of a whisky-flavored vodka. There's no oomph. Best to have as a shooter with a pint on the side. At this price, there are worse things you could do."

Score 71

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