Whisky fans - Lidl do it again

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  1. TheWM

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    *lifted of off another forum but I know there are a few whisky fans here :)

    To be honest after their 40 year old a few years back, their whisky offering hasn't really been up there. But, without much fanfare, I was looking for some tools and came across their spirits (released today). How did I miss this????

    34 Year Sherry Cask Finish Blended Scotch Whisky - £49.99 10,000
    25 Year Sherry Cask Finish Blended Scotch Whisky - £34.99 24,000 bottles
    22 Year Sherry Cask Finish Blended Scotch Whisky - £29.99 24,000 bottles
    28 Year Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky - £49.99 6,000 bottles
    22 Year Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky - £44.99 6,000 bottles

    http://www.lidl.co.uk/en/10980.htm?id=24&ar=1

    The blends are rumoured to be by Richard Paterson master blender of White & Mackay and Dalmore and I've even managed to find some tasting notes, which by the sounds of it seem excellent!

    https://scotchwhisky.com/magazine/tastings/new-whiskies/batch-16-lidl-limited-releases/

    When you consider a 28 year old speyside from Singleton at 4,000 bottles goes for £250 - this has to be worth a punt.

    If I was married, I would be divorced, now I'm off to Lidl, I suggest you do too!!!
     
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    Looking forward to hearing your verdict.
     
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    OK so it's purely coincidental, blends by Whyte & MacKay and your forum name is TheWM.:whistle::whistle:;):giggle:
    As you'll know age isn't everything in whisky it's the quality of the constituent malts and grains but the pricing does look enticing.
     
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    LOL. Purely coincidental...

    There are some tasting notes above in one of the links by a well respected website.

    I agree with the blends, you don't know the mix; however, that is the same with any blend - but we do know the age. In a time where lots of producers are rebranding their core range with No Ages Statements (NAS), it is refreshing to see these all having good age to them. Although I have taken delivery of a 9 year old grain whisky recently that has stunned quite a few people and has sold out in most places almost immediately (Clan Denny Strathclyde 2005), so grains are turning a corner...

    Of course, the single malts are different and are not blended. Some have suggested that the 22 year old Islay is by Laphroaig, which if true is an incredible offering - you're looking at big bucks for this.

    As an aside, I picked up one of each earlier today. As luck would have it, I'm driving until 9(ish) so no sneak previews for me :(
     
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    Think I'll just stick to Jamesons, just glad I'm not a connissewer:rolleyes: although I'd love to just be able to buy pure malts ...so smooth:love:
     
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    haven't seen that one locally...
     
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    my fav is a Laphroaig. so smooth and don't last that long with me
     
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    The 28 year old speyside interests me :D
     
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    yes, only get that on my b'day.........coming up very soon:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D
     
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    I like a nice sweet Baileys(y)
     
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    you dont seem to have much empathy for us part time alcoholics:D God bless Lidl:LOL:
     
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    a shot glass of baileys dropped in a half pint of draft Guinness supposed to be nice...trending at the moment:)
     
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    Although that sounds utterly revolting, I now feel the need to check it out! :D
     
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    My son works as a barman in trendy bars up town while looking for a grad job..he mentioned it last night (we had a party) I thought the same as you:)
     
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    Just bought the Speyside and topped up my stock of Abrachan. Thanks for the review links, I've always liked the Abrachan but did wonder if the packaging and price was swaying my opinion nice to have the expert confirm that it is good value and a nice whisky.(y)

    Baileys dropped into Guinness think it's called an Irish Car Bomb (y)(y)
     
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    Nice....:censored:

    (i'm not putting that in google!:cautious:)
     
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    The Ben Bracken (original 12) is from the Tamnavulin distillery, very nice it is too. However, Lidl have carried on the name Ben Bracken for this round of single malt whiskies, which does confuse things slightly, especially as there is an Islay and Speyside version.

    I've always liked the Abrachan, triple wood aged. However - I have seen the price go from £14.99 to £19.99, which puts it dangerously close to Johnny Walker Black, Ballantines and a host of other blends that compete in that category, which if I'm being honest I prefer, especially the JW.

    I love a Jamesons, try and get a small batch reserve version as they are ACE! I love an Irish whisky, in fact I have a Wild Geese fourth centennial bottle waiting for me currently which I'm itching to open.

    Anything 28 year old interests me.... ;):whistle:

    But seriously, get a bottle. I have NO idea what it tastes like, so apologies if it's naff. However, given that Lidl and Aldi want to be major players in the premium spirits market, they will not want to put off any new buyers and serve them crap. Check these offerings out which now have a bit of a cult following and excellent reviews (both Aldi & Lidl)

    https://www.masterofmalt.com/whiskies/glenbridge-40-year-old-aldi-whisky/

    http://www.lidl.co.uk/en/3410.htm

    By the way - I hear that already some shelves are looking a bit empty - I hope there's more on the way as I haven't even had the chance to taste any and decide which one I need to buy more of!
     
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