- Brand: Glen Orrin
- ABV: 40%
This is a blended whisky sold by the supermarket chain Aldi. A friend of mine was blown away by the price for the age (he, not concerned to differentiate between blends and malts), so I coughed up 50% of the cost and we walked out with the bottle.
Nose: Floral, grassy
Taste: Oak, bitter, orange peel, watery
Finish: Mouth drying, oak
More wood in delivery than Keanu Reeves.
Just what you want to avoid: thin, overly oaked, bitter and watery. It’s definitely under powered at 40%. I suspect someone is passing off some tired old casks. Ah, ‘experienced’ is a term thrown around in these parts.
Yeah, a lot of oak here.
I'm going to speculate that the person from Aldi responsible for sourcing the supplier is not a whisky drinker and was swayed on the price and age alone.