Insider knowledge: Bells Original whisky is named whisky by virtue of the fact it's from Scotland. If distilled in America the spelling would be Bells Original whiskey, as opposed to whisky.
Nose: Quite soft and gentle. Malted barley and hints of cut herbs and a fresh floral note. Cereal and grist with a little honey.
Palate: Quite smooth, medium body. Barley and cereals with nut oils, hints of wood and spice.
Finish: Short with notes of fruitcake and smoke.
Tastes like a vagrant's nut-sack dipped in cleaning fluid (or at least what I imagine that might taste like). Unless you're a hardened alcoholic (and if you're looking at whisky reviews you may well be... albeit a rich one) then this isn't going to go down smooth.
Very peaty and harsh I should say - why no warning Morrisons?
You're better off painting your fence with this stuff rather than drinking it.
ignore every other review it is an excellent drink
Was introduced to Bell's about 20 years ago. Very nice flavor.
Forget your lagavulins and your taliskers. You can keep them. The others arent even in the same street compared to thee. The bell calls me to dinner. A fruity refreshing taste
Sounds like most of the reviewer's had a bit too much--- of something!!
A mediocre taste at best. Poor nose and flavour. Best consumed quickly- Left to breathe it turns amazingly flat and dull pretty fast with a taste medicinal Chinese herb roots. What Fruitcake,honey and fresh floral notes?
I'd rather drink JW Red than this.
very nice with a bit of fresh pinapple. but a 70cl bottle don,t last a day so please keep whacking it out by the litre or next size up (barrel).
as for me, it's mediocre swill
There is something off about the aftertaste of this whisky, I've seen some people compare it to coriander and various other herbs but I can't quite pinpoint it myself. A few of my friends have absolutely no trouble drinking this and enjoying it but both me and another friend of mine cannot physically stand the aftertaste, it actually makes me shudder when I try to drink it. This is a shame because newcomers to scotch might end up buying this and being put off scotch for life.
Do goats eat fried eggs and do they like tap dancing?
Bell's isn't quite as bad as some are making it out, but it's pretty god damned bad.
The best Whisky ever. I love this stuff and drink loads of it.
had better had worse
good whiskey for the price overall.
A little nip with a nice cheese and its spot on for taste.
Always drink this stuff. You cannot go wrong with it.
Lovely on a cold night in front of an open fire.
How can whisky be sooooo bad. avoid it.
great for the money but average overall. i will drink it if its given to me but would not buy myself. very average i think.
I avoid Bells at all cost now, utter tripe.
Bells is bloody awful! If this is the only Scotch you have had and you hate it then I beg you to try a decent single malt. If I drank brake fluid I'd imagine it would taste better than this monstrosity. As a cheaper alternative I would recommend either drinking diesel or jet A1.
Goes down a treat after a few cans of Special Brew.
If you love Whisky buy a decent malt and enjoy. Bells is cheap (but not nasty) and I use it as a base for cocktails, nothing more. Drink Bells neat and at least you know your plaque levels will have dropped, but listerine is cheaper!
I always have half a bottle in the morning as an eye-opener. Cannot start the day without it.
Watered toilet cleaner, I'm sure.
If its so bad,why is it the top seller in Scotland?
Taste of rubber. Its cheap when you need a drop.
Lucked into a Bell from the '60's in an antique shop. Surprised to find it full of whisky. Cracked the seal, dug out the cork, damn fine whisky. Damn stuff is older than I am at 47!
Forgot to rate it! Top scale!