I was away for a few days taking advantage of the fine weather.
Entering a bar for the first time always engenders a sense of excitement.
You never know what to expect.
Spotting the large green label of Hunter’s Glen on the shelf – it immediately stood out as something I’d not had before.
Establishing it was Scotch Whisky and not rum – either would have been acceptable – a glass was ordered.
Standard entry level blend material.
Caramelly nose, sweet, smooth & soft with a hint of smoke enlivening an otherwise easy drinking experience.
But who or what is Hunter’s Glen?
The front label states ‘Clydesdale Scotch Whisky Company’, who are part of the Whyte & Mackay group specialising in supermarket blends for Lidl.
The back label does mention Lidl, but of Greek origin.
Quite how it ended up in a bar in the West of Ireland is beyond me.
But as a whisky with no pretensions or provenance – I enjoyed it for what it is – a perfectly acceptable everyday sipper with a slightly smoky tingly dryness on the finish.
Header image courtesy of Irish Times article here.