This is batch LCB2E 20618655 20/07 1340. The passion of geeks is to be admired. In the mouth: lots of vanilla with a syrup-like texture and sweetness. Except it wasn’t. At one time you used to get a good cross section of Islay Malts bottle under Supermarket own brands , one time (2007 i think….) Just drink less but better quality stuff. A flat cola and spent matchsticks. It was an almost flavourless, benign, tepid and lacklustre grain experience wrapped up in sleek marketing with an over the hill – and overrated – ex-footballer. Your email address will not be published. Click here for instructions on how to enable JavaScript in your browser. Whisky comes in three main types. If we’re not careful everywhere will start doing just peated expressions…. Your email address will not be published. Click here for instructions on how to enable JavaScript in your browser. The price lifts it up a notch. In the mouth: less Islay and more muggy. There was some online speculation that this review should take a Star Wars form although I’m far from one of these grown men who seem to be holding onto the last dregs of their childhood or going through some form of midlife crisis. The Glen Marnoch Highland Single Malt is a good representation of the Highland region: mildly fruity, very lightly peated and slightly floral, capturing many aspects of the Highland style. We don’t want to sell advertising. At 3 years of age or thereabouts, there won’t be much natural colour prior to the caramel being added and I expect that its use has added to some of the tasting notes below. Alternatively, for a special treat that won’t blow the budget, why not try the recently crowned Scotch Whisky ‘Master’ award-winning Glen Marnoch 12 Year Old Speyside Single Malt (£20.99, 70cl, 40%ABV). Buy 6 or more bottles and we'll deliver straight to your door! ... More Information and Buy Online – You can read the hilarious user reviews and buy a bottle here: Aldi UK Online. September 26, 2011. Sort By: Sort By: Hide out of stock items Hide out of stock items. Its not about ABV SINGLE MALT is simple combined flavour floral and fruit Peat from islay waters of defined areas I would buy a few cheap singles and not consiider ABV. As we’ll see in the forthcoming Benriach new releases with some at 43% and 46%. Just expected a little more across the retailers. Anything under about 45% ( I’m sure you’ll give us the exact ABV in your comparison) needs to be chill filtered otherwise it goes cloudy in the bottle, and that removes some of the textures and oils. Read more about our new Patron offering, or hit the button below to contribute. Will keep looking and definitely buy it again if I see it two thumbs up.. Wow, this feels like a very long time ago when I reviewed this release. Welcome to the Haig Club. Your email address will not be published. myself and Willie Jackson got a tip off from John at Bunnahabhain that the Tesco Islay 10yo was at the time a Peated Bunnahabhain , very nice it was too (still got a few tucked away….) It is a supermarket exclusive here, so unlikely these will arrive in India unless you have Asda or Aldi there. Forty quid for a twenty five year old single malt Scotch whisky, I should wrap this up now and be done with it because if that’s not enough for you to get out and buy this then I don’t know what will. Read more about our new Patron offering, or hit the button below to contribute. Discount supermarket Aldi has been named as having some of the best whiskies in the world – with some of its best earning the same accolades as others more than twice the price. Instead let’s talk about grain. You can reach out via Instagram. This is batch L CB2 E 20200597 01/07 0826. You may also like... 0. 0. Ridiculous, even if it is just 3 years old. It’s not something I’d turn to, but having shared a dram with those who are new to whisky or lesser in experience, it did receive generally positive comments. The quality and consistency are less of a driver when stock from Islay is in such high demand. Some sweetness as well with brown sugar and a soggy moss. In fact, it’s been a constant with all of our Glen Marnoch releases, in comparison to the Asda Extra Special Islay releases, which we’ve reviewed in 2013 and 2018 and neither has generated any comments. If you can, try to get your hands on a bottle of Lidl’s Ben Bracken; it used to be the best own brand Islay out there. I once had a girlfriend who was a Star Trek geek; unbeknown to me till she picked it as the film she’d like to see. On the nose: it has character despite the strength with a waft of peat kicking off proceedings. The expression, a Speyside single malt made at an undisclosed distillery, is said to have aromas of ‘crisp green apple’ and notes of green fruit, oak tannin and vanilla spice on the palate. Others do paid-for content with brands. But I did enjoy this particular whisky . A typical Speyside style, the Glen Marnoch Speyside is sweet an rounded with flavours of vanilla, okiness and malty notes. This is the price range of Aldi’s excellent Glen Marnoch Speyside whisky or something diabolical such as the Famous Grouse Smoky Black. However, I’m getting ahead of myself so let’s talk about Solo itself. Glenallachie 12 Year Old . In some ways this Solo Clubhouse release echoes the Haig Club with its weighty bottle shape and oversized cork. I was quite surprised just how limited the supermarket exclusives were nowadays. I’ve also included the bottle batch numbers where possible. Just £16.49 for an Islay single malt? A traditional peat smoked Islay whisky featuring scents of heather, a slight sea air, with rich nuttiness, gentle sweetness and lingering smoky-sweet malty notes. Aldi’s solo clubhouse. Such beauty but also the spectre of the beast not too far behind. Probably due to that price! This was distilled in 1987 and bottled in 2011… We’re sadly sold out of this, but if you’re after a bottle of Scotch then feel free to browse our site single malt whisky. Colour: caramel. and touting the biggest attraction of value. The original films remain the best examples although I’ve yet to endure the local cinema for the latest offering – preferring to visit towards the end of its theatrical run when the costumed should know better geeks have had their fill. Click here for instructions on how to enable JavaScript in your browser. Lidl Abrachan Triple Barrel (42% ABV) Available from: Lidl (£17.49). Wee beastie, that was meant to be an entry level aged Ardbeg (initial reports were £30 in UK that I heard) was released at a higher price point and still sold out. I’m sure it was a limited expression. The last Glen Marnoch Islay I had was way lighter than this, I doubt they used any colouring at all. I’d rather paid that 9 quid and change extra and got Laproaig 10 YO whilst it’s on offer in Asda. Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window), Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window), Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window), Support Malt Each Month By Becoming A Patron. Will keep an eye out for that Tesco 10yo! We don’t want to partner with brands. There’s a spent gunpowder quality followed by creamed corn and a touch of paraffin. The grain wagon which was seen by some as the next big thing has come off the rails. I’ve just finished the Benriach’s who are doing 10 and 12 smoky versions that stand alongside a 10 and 12 non-smoky. Why, why, why? , Happy days !!!!! I vaguely remember having a Glen Garnoch Islay early in my Whisky journey and finding it decent but nothing to write home about. you enjoy having a bottle of whisky that you can drink whenever you like. It was a remarkable attempt at a grain whisky for all the wrong reasons becoming the chlamydia of the whisky realm. Kavalan Classic Single Malt. Whisky Tasting – A Very Special Glenmorangie. Good shout David, we need to cover those soon. I have some fruitcake flirting with a touch of heather, cereal and honey, quite nutty with the slightest whiff of floral smoke, we have a wee bit of syrupy indulgence, a lot is happening in my glass. Yes, I’m familiar with the realm given I’m a child of the late 70’s and early 80’s. Just like an STD they wouldn’t come back for more. Quite the colour! How would you say these compare to Teacher’s Highland Cream? And I think it’s important that we appreciate how fortunate many of us are with our expensive single malts; not everyone can subscribe to such an indulgent lifestyle of whisky drinking. Currently you have JavaScript disabled. A longer finish than the Speyside. Others that once had an Islay staple, such as Sainsbury’s, are now noticeably lacking any effort to provide a budget offering. A really easy to drink whisky, pleasant on the palate, good all round taste. Currently you have JavaScript disabled. Agree with drinking less and more quality, so aim little higher with the cask strength batches if you can find ’em. We’re done with the solo aspect? A slight metallic twist towards the end when more of the cask char and black pepper comes forth. Spices as well with black peppercorn and cloves. There is still a lick of the coastal elements and the peaty aspect that many of us subscribe to. There’s been a noticeable decline in quality since I last tried this regional Glen Marnoch. It’s an unfortunate reaction and an emotion that limits their departures to new experiences. Glen Marnoch 12 Year Old Speyside Single Malt (Aldi) Posted on July 18, 2019 February 18, 2020 by Neill Murphy A review of a 12 year old Speyside 'Glen Marnoch' single malt whisky from German supermarket chain Aldi. Think that was the third variant I’ve bought and I’ve always preferred it to Aldi’s offering (albeit laced with E150A and filtered more heavily than even my Insta pics). Glen Marnoch – This is Aldi’s Islay Single Malt available for £17.99 July 2016. Characteristics which represent the most famous whisky-producing area of Speyside. Not a match-up for the purist, but at least the price of admission was cheap. Related. On the nose: a sweet maple syrup with some treacle and a hint of earthy peat. But then you have to balance this with the price. We are in such a weird time, if the store chose to put a 3yo age statement on it I think it would probably sell out. Why compromise? The Tesco Finest exclusives created with the assistance of Richard Paterson have vanished from view. To mark the occasion, Aldi is introducing a 25-year-old Glen Marnoch single malt matured in American oak casks and bottled at 40% abv. We don’t want to sell out, because we want to keep challenging the industry. It’s a pale shadow of what it once was. Julie Ashfield, Managing Director of Buying at Aldi UK, said: “It goes without saying that we … )'s 24 year old single malt whisky! Single malt whisky is made entirely with malt … In some ways I can respect this when faced with produce from several of the existing grain distilleries such as Girvan and Invergordon, which now deliver a more neutral style. Anyway. Sourced from the Highlands, Speyside and Islay regions, they would be bottled at 40% abv and retail at £17.49 a … On the nose: a traditional grain arrival with a dirty vanilla and buttery aspect. One of Aldi’s single malt whiskies has been awarded a a coveted Scotch Whisky ‘Master’ award in this year's Scotch Whisky Master Awards. They are drinkable as well, which sometimes isn’t always a given in my experience! I’ll stick with Elixir Distillers for cheap, tasty Caol Ila. Well, just what is the Haig club? Begin typing your search above and press return to search. Singleton Whisky – Single Malt Scotch Whisky of Dufftown, 12 Year Old . Glen Marnoch Islay single malt Scotch whisky: £17.49, Aldi. Glen Marnoch Islay Single Malt – review Bottled at 40% strength and purchased for £16.49, this features colouring and chill filtration. The good old days! Not always, but ABV can play a part in the texture, oils etc. If I think of that and these whiskies, then I’d suggest that these are sweeter and a little more limited. Both are fairly similar in presentation, being bottled at 40% and being chill-filtered with lots of colouring to make these youthful peated Islay’s look like a whisky. A different beast is the recently closed grain distilleries of Cambus and alike that produced a more flavoursome and interesting style of grain whisky. Unfortunately not easy to get at my Aldi’s. What is it about Islay Peat that is so desireable? Re: Solo Clubhouse. Whisky reviews, news & features without favour. Required fields are marked *. Some of the big whisky websites are funded by corporate groups. Tags: Aldi glen marnoch. This means at a decent age and reasonable price. Jason is based in Scotland and is Malt's Chief Engineer. Possibly all from the same distillery (who knows?) Returning, a burnt toast quality with chargrilled lemon. Water reveals more of a pineapple characteristic. How can we purchase it from Indian market/online? When it is used in significant quantities (perhaps the extreme end of the application scale), I do get that distinctive feature. October 12, 2012. A subtle grain whisky, likely I feel to be the lower end of the teenage year spectrum with very active casks. Required fields are marked *. The range launched in 2011 with a 3000-bottle run of a 24 year old highland malt that retailed at the remarkable price of just £29.99. Thankfully, Asda and Aldi are still stocking their own Islay single malt. I like the apothecary vibe too! Jason, did your local Lidl not have any of their Islay “Ben Bracken” bottle to hand? I had hoped to maybe bring you 5 or so, from the big chains. Do you remember your first time with the Haig Club? Which Legend does it hail from? But we could do with your support each month – think of it as buying us a dram. Very apt timing. But we should remain thankful that we still have a handful of bargain Islay releases out there. We’re big fans of this type of whisky when its delivered correctly. I’ve not seen it for ages now. “Both have a little sweetness from the overuse of colouring…” but e150a is bitter? And for those looking for a peated whisky to use as a mixer or in a cocktail, then both give you that added value. Bottled at 40% strength and purchased for £16.49, this features colouring and chill filtration. It was a remarkable attempt at a grain whisky for all the wrong reasons becoming the chlamydia of the whisky realm. Goodness knows, we all need a bargain right now and the sense of value in hard times. 0. 70cl 40% abv Now this is so different from the Speyside. Is the Laphroaig 10 quality? The initial premise seemed simple in theory at least. Unless they are colouring with something else? Ben Bracken Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky. There’s no such distillery as Glen Marnoch on Islay of course, this is just a name that Aldi use for some of their whisky products. If someone is operating on a limited budget and looking for something peaty, but doesn’t want to pay Islay prices, then this will probably do the trick. All these youthful Caol Ila’s we’re seeing bottled as a single malt nowadays add up, as do other distilleries. Generally, I would like to see more 100% grain whiskies available and fairly priced. The Glen Marnoch Single Malt Whisky range starts at just £16.49 (70cl; 40%ABV) with customers able to select from the Highland, Islay or Speyside Single Malts. Yes, it is solid but rather hard to find right now, but maybe a sequel? We tasted this alongside the sterling Glenbridge 40 year old in a tasting led by none other than whisky legend Jim Murray. Jason is based in Scotland and is Malt's Chief Engineer. Dried banana chips with more of the cask char and a slight warmth with added cream. In particular, supermarket ‘own brand’ whisky has been receiving a lot of media attention and indeed a lot of praise over the last few years, with Aldi and Lidl seemingly leading the charge. Aldi's Glen Marnoch Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky won a gold medal It beat a £37.45 Glenlivet Founder's Reserve, which won silver Aldi's £12.99 Highland Black 8-Year-Old Whisky … We’ve all seen their expression when offered or confronted by a grain. He is also the online editor for Distilled. Aldi’s Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky (£17.49) also picked up a Silver medal. I know the Elements bottles are only 50cl but under £30 for 45% and well under £40 for cask strength. Indy bottles disappear in the blink of an eye. And those that do still manage to stock their own exclusive creation, often only seem to have the Highland or Speyside regions available. These offer more flavours and character than what we’re seeing produced in Scotland nowadays. The consumers who give it little thought beyond reaching up and pulling down a bottle from the top shelf – or bottom depending on where you shop. This is a fact that possibly isn’t considered by the wider public or those that just enjoy their monthly supermarket bottle. Priced at £20.99 (70cl; 40% ABV) the Aldi Glen Marnoch 12 Year Old represents excellent value for money, and beat off a host of more expensive Scotch Single Malts to top its category in the prestigious awards. Perhaps it was the Haig Club that.. Why the need to use it now? The aforementioned Ardbeg article also tapped into the theme of batch variation. Grain bottled too young can be a rather inoffensive and bland experience i.e. Both have a little sweetness from the overuse of colouring and in Islay terms are approachable without being challenging. Odd choice I thought at the time. Ben Bracken 16 Year Old Rare Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky – review. Aldi Glen Marnoch Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky Jason August 27, 2017 Newspapers love a good story about an underdog whisky that is defeating the odds and beating some of the big distilling boys. Haig Club. (stock has been sporadic recently) Our nearest was doing it on special for £16.50 a pop, which is really something when prices are heading (mainly) in the other direction. The Highland region is the largest area in Scotland. For many, it is their bread and butter, their only taste of single malt for £20 or less. Pine cones, caramel and coastline character with driftwood, sea salt and old rope. Whisky reviews, news & features without favour. Aldi Glen Marnoch Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky Newspapers love a good story about an underdog whisky that is defeating the odds and beating some of the big distilling boys. The colours of the two bottles are off putting straight away. Glen Marnoch - Aldi (yes, Aldi! Find Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky at ALDI. Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window), Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window), Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window), Support Malt Each Month By Becoming A Patron. Press Esc to cancel. Then there was that bottle and the ultimate burning legacy of the price itself. We’ll delve into the liquid itself shortly. Press Esc to cancel. Yes, it lacks the tactile experience and emphasis on exterior quality, but at £19.99 who can argue? If many independents are unable to purchase in sufficient quantities then you’d expect the supermarket sector could bring their buying power. Needless to say, it didn’t. Pull together as many of the supermarket Islay releases and see which one comes out on top? . Bring it on . 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