I do love trying out these entry level own brand offerings.
There’s no pretence, airs & graces or big price tag.
Just plain & simple no nonsense spirit.
There’s a smidgen of information with this one.
Blended in the Netherlands using Caribbean Rum & bottled in the UK for the Co-op.
A fairly soft & subtle nose with a faint kiss of funk.
Growing heat on the finish with a soupçon of spice to keep it entertaining.
A pleasant easy drinker.
It’s funny how much the world has changed.
Instead of physically going down to the shops & picking our whiskey off the shelves – it’s computer clicks & courier calls.
That’s why I got excited about Aldi’s Púca Whiskey.
Alas there was no show in my local store!
Usually I’d turn the quest to find a bottle into a blockbuster of The Hunt For Red October proportions – RIP Sean Connery – but due to COVID restrictions – travel beyond 5km was out.
So on to Plan B.
Purchased traveling South through the North during the heady days of summer when we were free to roam around the Emerald Isle.
A relatively plain & simple yet pleasing bottle.
A very attractive price – £11 – yet on tasting – superb!
This is everything I expect from a white rum.
Pleasing aromas of sweet funk on the nose.
A deliciously oily mouthfeel that coats the palate with sweet, heavy funky fruit.
All wrapped up with a characterful prickly peppery spice.
The Púca may have alluded me – but Asda’s White Rum is seriously pukka!