As another Christmas hurtles towards us Aldi have once again presented us with another selection of limited edition whiskies and other spirits.
This 29 year old Single Malt bottled at 40% is £39.99, a nearly thirty year old of bottle of whisky for under forty quid, but let’s see if it’s decent.
I don’t think this needs much more than a drop of water and it wants half an hour in the glass to open up, it really needs some air full stop, I’d open your bottle pour out a dram, leave the cork off for an hour then, reseal and go back to it in a few days.
Nose. Faint citrus fruits at first, lime and kumquats leading into sticky toffee pudding, touch of tobacco and a chocolate hobnobs.
Palate. The faint citrus stays with orange but pear and apple crumble, vanilla cream and then those hobnobs and a touch of leather and bitter chocolate.
Finish. It’s relatively quick, it leaves a pleasant toffee and orange feel.
This is worth forty quid of your money.
Thanks to Aldi for the sample although I have bought a bottle too.
The wee box is silly and was used as kindling.