Dyflin Single Malt Irish Whiskey 40% from Aldi

If you’ve not managed to grab a bottle or four of the fabulous Aldi Glen Marnoch 28 Year Old Single Malt Scotch whisky which recently won my coveted “Supermarket Whisky of the Year” or something then you might just want to reach for this Irish number instead, hey, you might just have thought about buying both.

 Dyflin is, apparently, Norse for Dublin and like Glen Marnoch isn’t a real distillery but a made up marketing name, it’s around twenty pounds a bottle and is bottled at 40%.

When you think of Irish whiskey you might perhaps think of Bushmills or Jameson’s which are the two you’ll see in every pub and off licence in the UK but the Irish whiskey Renaissance is on the rise with distilleries opening left right and centre and the likes of Teeling’s and Redbreast constantly raising the bar so it’s perhaps no surprise that Aldi have got in on the act with this offering but enough about other Irish whiskies, let’s take a look at this.

Thanks to Aldi for the generous sample.

Nose. Icing sugar freshly dusted on a warm lemon tart, lots of melted butter with some stewed cooking apples, touch of vanilla. doesn’t need water but adding a drop makes it a little too soft for me.

Palate. Vanilla and All Spice, little bit of cinnamon and, I think, some nutmeg, honey and more lemon but lemon sherbet sweets this time.

Finish. Vanilla and toffee with a touch of whatever a hybrid of a lemon and an apple would be.

Perfect wee dram this for the money and worth picking up if you fancy experiencing an Irish Single Malt for a change.

The Captain.