Glen Alba 22yr Blended Sherry Finish (LIDL)

Reviewed on Sun 03 Jan, 2016

A pleasant, 'Christmassy' whisky that is sure to appeal to almost everyone but spend the extra £5 and buy the 25 year old bottling instead.

On the nose: Heavy sherry, baked plums and stewed apples, chocolate orange. Smells like a Chritmas fruit cake and comfortable old slippers.

The taste: Doesn't quite live up to the smell. Not a lot of sherry in the initial tasting, not as much as I expected. A bit medicinal. It's not unpleasant, or even bad, but it doesn't wow me.

The finish: Fairly short, though there's an occasional burst of dried fruit and bitter orange that comes through 10 seconds or so later. Hints of cavendish pipe tobacco.

Personally... For just under £30 this isn't bad at all. It's not an amazing sherry cask whisky, but it's not bad either. It's certainly nowhere near as good as the Lidl 25yr Glen Alba that I'll be reviewing later on. For this price point I'd personally go for a Glendronach 12 Sherry Cask over this.

Nose:  85/100 
Taste:  70/100 
Finish:  75/100 
Personal Rating: 75/100 
Value for Money:  75/100 
Overall Rating:  76/100 

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