Aldi had a surprise in store for me with this recently released Irish Whiskey.
Sporting an attractively embossed label, Ardfallen Irish Whiskey proclaims to be a premium blend – but at only €19 this seems unlikely.
I bought it anyway – always keen to try out something new.
The label gives little information; triple distilled, non chill filtered, blend #8 (whatever happened to the other 7?) & ‘Distilled and matured in Cork, Ireland’.
That narrows it down to 2 distilleries – you can choose either East or West Cork – my money is on West.
So what’s it like?
A lovely golden hue.
Has that added caramel nose of an entry level blend – but with a hint of maltiness in the background.
Soft & easy on the palate.
Slowly growing gentle heat builds with a bit of character leaving an engaging prickly tingle.
No real complexity or depth.
Just a pleasant easy going sipper of a whiskey.
Aldi continue to deliver attractively priced enjoyable whiskey.