Please take into account that these are my personal tasting notes and personal experience, as such you may interpret this whiskey differently from me.
Near the end of 2017 I took part in series 2 of #BlindTasting set up my Brian of Malt Musings. It’s taken me a while to get around to typing up my tasting notes from then but I’m getting there at last. If you’ve not heard of the #BlindTasting’s then you can get the low-down HERE and you can also find out more detail about Series 2 HERE on Malt Musing’s website.
The second whisky sample from Brian (@MaltMusings) in Series 2 was Highland Black: 8 Year Old Blended Scotch Whisky from Aldi. My full tasting notes are below:
Malty and sweet – honey, chocolate/ coco powder. A touch of smoke, cinnamon and green apples giving it a slight sour tang.
Sweet – caramel and honey. Some bitter oak.
Honey, malt, oak and chocolate. Again a touch of smoke at the end.
This particular dram featured in Ian Buxtons: 101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die (not sure which edition(s) specifically though). It also only costs £12.99 a bottle which is a bargain price… although it’s only a bargain if it’s any good, so the big question is whether it is any good or not?
It was a bit watery on the palate and I expected it to be young but otherwise it wasn’t too bad. Not an outstanding whisky but for £12.99 what do you expect? Then again I’ve had more expensive whiskies which have been much worse! So certainly worth a try if you ask me!
Taken from the Aldi website: