The First Malt of the Month of 2014 is the Tesco Highland 12Yo Malt Whisky 70Cl
This fine Highland Malt is only £21 made by Whyte and Mackay and I understand that you’re basically getting a Dalmore 12 year old which is great value for money.
On the nose it’s light and fresh, you know from the off it’s going to be smooth and easy drinking and it proves to be so. On the tongue we have a hint of orange and a sweetness which has Dalmore, or a very close relative written all over it. I can also taste something flowery which increases as it goes down. The finish is smooth and sweet and doesn’t really need any water at all so I’d avoid adding any.
Over all this is well worth being Malt of the Month. I was wavering on it as it’s an own brand and not everyone has a Tesco but then I remembered everyone has a Tesco. On that note please don’t be put off by the fact it’s own brand, I know some whisky snobs might not fancy it but give it a go, you’ll be pleasantly surprised.