Aldi continue their well received own label Irish Reserve series with a 12 year old single malt.
At only €25 – I couldn’t resist.
A golden brown hue in the glass.
Sweet honeyed nose – delicate & restrained.
The palate was soft & warm. No real flavour explosion – just pleasant easy drinking with a gentle drying prickliness at the end.
After the richness & depth of the 26yo – or the fresh graininess of the 4yo – this 12yo left me a tad disappointed.
Like a decent Speyside – it was smooth & easy. Just lacking a certain sparkle or character to engage me.
Having said that – it’s obviously a popular style. My bottle was the last on the shelf.
Get it while you can!