A Bargain Speyside
Reviewed by John Fegan on
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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