ALDI Releases 30 yo Glen Orrin (40%)on Dec 04 in Blended whisky, Editorial by dan
December 4th – you may be pleased to hear they can secure yourself a bottle of Aldi’s Glen Orrin 30 yo Whisky, which goes in-store on 8th December 2013. This gem is a third of the price of other 30-year-old blended Whiskies, at £54.99.
Aged in oak casks since 1982, this “rare” whisky is said to have a rich and complex nose with deep vanilla oakiness and delicate spices. A grain whisky blends perfectly with the vibrant fruity and floral notes from single malts. Complex flavours of fruitcake, honey and oak tannin are enveloped in a vanilla sweetness, with a velvety smooth mouthfeel and an exceptionally long and sweet finish.
Aldi tested the appetite for the Whisky last year by selling it exclusively to the Scottish market and due to its massive popularity, is now rolling out across the UK. This forms part of Aldi’s Super Premium Range for Christmas which is set to lure shoppers from high end drinks stores in favour of Aldi’s quality premium offerings at much lower prices.
With tremendous reviews, Glen Orrin 30-year-old Scotch Whisky will come in a specially designed presentation tube making it the ideal gift for any whisky aficionados this Christmas. Bottles will be delivered to each store and demand is likely to be high.
Here is a link to Aldi’s Glen Orrin 15 page: https://www.aldi.co.uk/en/product-range/drinks/spirits/spirits-product-detail/ps/p/glen-orrin-malt-whisky/
And here is a review of the 30 yo from the nice chaps at edinburghwhiskyblog.com: http://www.edinburghwhiskyblog.com/2012/12/10/aldis-30-year-old-whisky/
The good news
The good news is that it seem like they are selling this whisky in the regular fashion rather than a camp outside a store from 4am, like they did last time we heard about there premium whisky offering. So in theory you can just nip to the shop and grab a bottle… Nice!
The bad news
I seems like it was only £49.99 in Scotland, but it will be £54.99 in England.
I’m still actually tempted though… for once, how about you?