Tesco Speyside Single Malt

Tesco’s Finest Speyside 12

From the label:
“Expertly crafted by master blender, Richard Paterson, using the finest speyside malt and aged in oak casks for a minimum of 12 years, this single malt Scotch whisky has a classic elegant complexity, with hints of fragrant lemon and currants and a gentle depth of peat smoke enhanced by maturation.”
ABV 40%

A Bargain Speyside

Reviewed by John Fegan on 13/09/2015 Rating: 3.1

Don’t be put off by the supermarket label, this is a solid whisky for the price and a great example of a budget Speyside.

Nose: Heavy cereal notes with hints of apple and vanilla

Palate: Surprisingly sweet with hints of apple crumble and honey and with a rounder cereal grist that works incredibly well

Finish: Medium, with a sweet lingering cereal grist

12 Year Old Speyside Single Malt

Produced by Tesco's Finest
Average Price £25

Tesco’s Speyside single malt was blended by Richard “the nose” Paterson the master blender of Whyte & Mackay’s Dalmore distillery. So logic would have it that the 12 is actually the product of the little known Tamnavulin distillery suggesting this is a variation of the now discontinued Tamnavulin 12.

It was an absolute steal at only £20, and while recent trips have seen the price climb to the £25 region putting it up against other personal favourites it’s one I would highly recommend for those unwilling to splash out on a Balvenie or a Macallan.

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