PSA Cheap Malt Whisky
Deanston Kentucky Cask single malt.
£12 for a 70cl 40% abv bottle on Amazon. Nothing special as far as online reviews go but a single malt for £12.Posted 3 weeks ago
Rum at Lidl for a tenner for 70cl. Perfectly drinkable.Posted 3 weeks ago
Not in Scotland mattsccm 😓Posted 3 weeks ago
Aldi’s Kraken copy is actually very close in tasting to the original but much cheaper.Posted 3 weeks ago
The Aldi pineapple rum is fantasticPosted 3 weeks ago
Not in Scotland mattsccm 😓
I’m in Scotland and Amazon accepted my £12 a bottle order despite £14 being the MUP price. Seems the MUP does not apply if distributed from England.
“For example, if you buy alcohol online in Scotland and the alcohol is sent from England, the minimum unit pricing will not apply.”
Link? I’m not seeing it.Posted 3 weeks ago
@cougar I think i bought the last 3 bottles for Christmas presents not mePosted 3 weeks ago
Bum.Posted 3 weeks ago
Singleton is 22 quid at asdaPosted 3 weeks ago
There’s an Islay single malt in Lidl for £17. It’s not bad at all.Posted 3 weeks ago
Back in stock for December delivery. Sadly I can’t order as I already have 3 on their way.Posted 2 weeks ago
but a single malt for £12.
Whilst this might be an exceptional bargain, there is a reason they put crap singles into better blends rather than sell them as standalones.Posted 2 weeks ago
Even teacher’s is better than the (mostly Ardmore) malts that go into it.
Had it , very similar tbh to the aldi *maybe lidl queen margot 3 Yr old , nice enough for the money and has a definite deanston vibe to it but nothing specialPosted 2 weeks ago
Deanston are rightly getting a fair bit of flak for releasing such a thing after building a great reputation in recent years…but for 12 quid is it pretty tempting!Posted 2 weeks ago
Isn’t duty on malt £10? Surely that’s loss making?Posted 2 weeks ago
There’s an Islay single malt in Lidl for £17. It’s not bad at all.
Agreed, although recently usurped on my whisky shelf by the ‘Ileach’ that’s doing the rounds for £25 a bottle in some places.Posted 2 weeks ago
Well they arrived today, I had a quick swig from my bottle and it tasted fine nothing special . I prefer peaty malts but it will do for sitting in a hip flask when get back to bikepacking and being drunk a sip a month.Posted 2 weeks ago
I’ve never tasted a Deanston I like, and they are the local distillery to me.
I was therefore pleasantly surprised to find the really rather nice selection we tasted at Bunnahabhain – a distillery from the same group. 🤷
The weekend cycling and tasting rather too many Islay and Jura malts affirmed my belief that many poor malts are more about the marketing than the quality of drink.
@ matt_outandaboutPosted 2 weeks ago
The 12 year old is like a smoky Christmas cake. Incredibly fruity for what I thought was an island malt.
Might as well just get yourself a Speyside dessert whisky and be done with it! 😉
My Whisky shelf is decidedly mono-gustatory, smoke smoke and smoke (or possibly peat, peat and peat, not sure if those flavours are one and the same?) but Bunnahabhain has no place on it.
My last workplace gave me a beautiful bottle of SMWS (Torrdubh I think) which smells glorious in the glass but which I almost have to force myself to like the taste of. Hopefully by the end of the bottle I might finally enjoy it and can turn my attention to the 95% of the Whisky world that I’ve neglected to date.Posted 2 weeks ago
@igm – I’ve a glass in my hand right now full of it.
Run out. Need to buy more.Posted 2 weeks ago
Sorry, was just good natured banter, and an excuse to use the term monogustatory for possibly the first and last time ever 😉Posted 2 weeks ago
Love a bunna 12 for a standard bottling it’s fantasticPosted 2 weeks ago
Sssh. We need to stop talking this up or the price will risePosted 2 weeks ago
The Lidl Highland is one of my favesPosted 2 weeks ago
Not going to say the c********s word but imo now is not the time to look for a whisky bargain. Wait till February.Posted 2 weeks ago
My Deanston arrived today. Intial sip was quite favourable. Smooth. On a par with many malts I’ve tried in the £20 to £30 range. No better than the Aldi or Lidl own brand malts at £17. But well worth £12.Posted 2 weeks ago
I got mine too. Not tried yet but definite fail for Scottish minimum pricing!Posted 2 weeks ago
I got mine too. Not tried yet but definite fail for Scottish minimum pricing!
Indeed. Makes little difference just now as most stuff I drink is over the limit in England or Scotland. Should the MUP get raised however Amazon may do well from Scottish sales.Posted 2 weeks ago
Another interesting one. Smokehead 43 % Islay malt down to £25 at Morrisond and Amazon. It has been at around £34 for at least the last year.
I like a smoky peaty malt but I could never justify it at that price when Laphtoig quarter cask was the same price and Laphroig 10 was £28.
At £25 I picked a bottle up to try and Christmas.Posted 4 days ago
The Lidl Highland is one of my faves
I got a bottle of this the other week, just on a whim.
It’s impressively complex and well-rounded for £17. Easily as nice as many age-stated whiskies.Posted 4 days ago
Amazon had Glengoyne 12 Year Old at a great price last year. Hoping for a repeat of thatPosted 4 days ago
Irc the smokehead is very much like ardbeg, very much 😉Posted 4 days ago
I’ve been given a bottle of the Smokehead 58% stuff. I’m a little bit scared to try it TBH.Posted 4 days ago
Not tried that one yet 😛Posted 4 days ago
Irc the smokehead is very much like ardbeg, very much
But which ardbeg?
It’s like the Aldi Islays. There are only so many distilleries on Islay. They’re all good. So you’ll get something drinkable. Same with Campbeltown. But if you want something special you’ll end up paying. It’s a slippery slope.Posted 4 days ago
Sparks it’s an ardbeg spirit for sure but as to who’s barrel it goes in to is another matter, as sometimes they do mix and match spirt and barrels on Islay for the independent stuff, ive had a nice laphroaig that was stored in an old ardbeg barrel and it was lovely albeit a bit confusing to the palate lol. As for the smokehead you can tell its ardbeg by taste but as you know there are many ardbegsPosted 4 days ago
It’s much better than the price on sale suggests but it’s not an ardbeg 10, but then a 10 isn’t a patch on the 8 to me so each to their own 🙂
I’ve also got as a side note an Islay as we get it which is a 3 year old ardbeg and nice , very sweet and a nice neat dram which is mad as it’s 58.something percent
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