We don’t want to sell out, because we want to keep challenging the industry. View our weekly specials, find recipes, and shop quality brands in store or online. Then Twitter took up the bait with others seeking more information on the blend that apparently is just a trial release in certain Aldi stores. Jason is based in Scotland and is Malt's Chief Engineer. The very pleasantly pleasing toffee, vanilla, orange and mild spiciness combined with the £14.99 price tag make this a very palatable dramming whisky. These hand-crafted cask ales are, in time-honoured tradition, lovingly crafted and perfect for producing great malt whisky. Press Esc to cancel. Specialties: Basement bar of the historic Washington Cracker Co. building. Priced at £14.99 it seemed fair enough on paper, fitting snugly into an obvious gap between Aldi’s bargain blends and its Glen Marnoch single malts, which are rock solid experiences for the price. Personally I don’t get it, whisky enthusiasts are not generally people who like being bullsh*ted but the nonsense written on the bottle are bordering offensive on how stupid they think I am. Aldi's Glen Marnoch Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky costs just £17.49 (Aldi) The tipple has seen a boom this year with more than a fifth of … Alternatively, you can make a one-off donation of your choice. Inspiration for the name Hogwash comes from the 54 Imperial Gallon White oak "Hogs head" barrels. Liquor is available in selected ALDI stores in NSW, VIC, ACT and WA. Items in your basket are reserved for another, By law we cannot sell this product to anyone under 18, Beautiful aromas of orange, spice and flowers with cinnamon, toffee apple and baked apple. He is also the online editor for Distilled. Established in 2016. View fullsize. 3.3K likes. Priced at £14.99 it seemed fair enough on paper, fitting snugly into an obvious gap between Aldi’s bargain blends and its Glen Marnoch single malts, which are rock solid experiences for the price. Priced at £14.99 it seemed fair enough on paper, fitting snugly into an obvious gap between Aldi’s bargain blends and its Glen Marnoch single malts, which are rock solid experiences for the price. So far I only tried 3 of their whiskies. follows the leisurely approach of the labelling. Visit. The Lodge on Loch Goil, Cairndow, restaurant review. This is a chore that needs to be orchestrated and performed on a regular basis, with the final goal being to literally escape. By clicking 'Got it! Begin typing your search above and press return to search. A light chocolate presence moves into a gentle Parma Violet before Custard Creams take control followed by boiled sweets and a sugary shortbread. Whisky reviews, news & features without favour. Let us know what you think. It was the retailers who reigned supreme, with Golds for Lidl’s Glen Orchy 5 Year Old and Abrachan Triple Oak Blended Malt, as well as Aldi UK’s Hogwash Blended Malt. Décor & Holiday. It’s a belting whisky, okay it’s light but what a lovely dance it does on your tongue. There may also be a covid-19 element to it, as bottling and whisky creation has come to halt right now. Returning with the addition of water reveals more shortbread, vanilla, apple peelings and a touch of hops on the finish.Â, Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window), Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window), Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window), Support Malt Each Month By Becoming A Patron. So please don’t blame Aldi for trying to fit with the pack with all this BS, especially when they are delivering a single malt for £15 (I know, I know it’s not technically a SM but nor is JW Black and that’s £50, why is everyone so down on blended malts? Shop low prices on award-winning products at ALDI. These hand-crafted cask ales are, in time-honoured tradition, lovingly crafted and perfect for producing great malt whisky. However I certainly grew to enjoy more as the bottle became emptier 🙂 So onto this bottle, as mentioned I am no expert but know what I like. The Aldi Highland Black 8 Year Old Scotch Whisky was one of three gold medallists in the category of blends aged up to 12 years, alongside Scots Gold 12 Year Old and Chivas Regal 12 Year Old. That was the end of it, or at least I had thought so. Fortune reports that in addition to the gold medal swiped by Highland Black in the 12-year category, the Glen Marnoch Islay Single Malt was awarded a gold of its own, “earning the only medal in its category.” Hogwash Whiskey Den, Spokane, Washington. The hogwash on my tongue left no sharp tastes, or any burning sensation. The addition of water delivers cherries and apples with elements of cream and orange zest. I’d best stop before I’m sued again. This review is quite a popular one for us online. A new arrival was evident in the form of this bottled called Hogwash – interesting concept – a blended Malt Scotch Whisky. Given my focus currently is on keeping up with Cadenhead’s and their monthly outturn with the occasional Tormore or Glen Mhor, Hogwash was left for another day. comments. 99. Here though, a grain whisky is the star. Visually the concept brings back memories of Monkey Shoulder and The Feathery that are both blended malts. They range in price from £12 to £18 so they are a real bargain and at least to me they are worth it. Hogwash does possess a decent cork, which is always a small sign that some thought and capital has been spent on a project. Hi Andrew, glad you’re enjoying your whisky journey. I dont understand why they use colouring in whisky, it makes no sense to me, who cares what colour it is, more marketing Machiavellian trickery. Aldi’s own-label Scotch whisky brands include the Highland Black and Highland Earl blends, Glen Orrin blended malt, Glen Marnoch, a single malt with expressions from Islay, the Highlands and Speyside at a variety of ages, and an unbranded single grain Scotch whisky. It was last Sunday morning I found myself in the German supermarket chain, Aldi, who have offered a small selection of whiskies often bolstered with the occasional special release tied in with Father’s Day, Christmas etc. Cheers, Jason. well i have been trying various whiskies over my 50 years of legal drinking also reading comments on some forums.Some comments are over written in my opinion and the writers forget that price is paramount to the working man who would probably love to splash 49.99 GBP on a run of the mill single malt but most cant afford it. Clarker’s Bourbon (£12) - classic bourbon notes of oak, vanilla, nutmeg on the nose. I know this whisky is in the new Christmas catalogue. Click here for instructions on how to enable JavaScript in your browser. Today it’s time to have a look at Aldi’s Irish whiskey instead. Scottish Leader is a blend you’ll see sitting on the supermarket shelf but in all likelihood haven’t reached for a bottle as of yet. Others do paid-for content with brands. During the cavalcade of dodging trolleys propelled by those who just don’t look, or rampant kids who feel they’re in a playground, there is the welcoming solace of the whisky aisle. Even cheeky old Professor Dumbledore has taken a shine to the good stuff and turns a blind eye to the obvious problems being reported by his teaching colleagues. It’s also the basic entry strength at 40% and features no statements regarding its natural qualities; meaning its chill filtered and coloured to a certain degree. Highland Black 8YO Blended Scotch Whisky 700ml Unit Current Price $36. Learn more. Aldi’s Highland Black Scotch Whisky wasn’t even the only-Aldi brand scotch to achieve such a distinction at the Spirits Business competition. Hi ManxDramBoy , thanks for dropping by and commenting. That burst of orange is followed by almonds, fresh root ginger, red liquorice and a drying and slightly bitter finish. For now, we’ll have to continue with the Hogwash name as it stands ready for the Wizengamot tasting verdict. Makes me want to give up whisky, well nearly. You'll be among the first to hear about our latest products and offers, like our award-winning wines and amazing Specialbuys. View fullsize. Subscribe via Email. Entering any supermarket I engage the autopilot mode. So Ive not tried it but im going to keep it for a while yet before opening one day.. Hogwash Whiskey Den is the third business… Hi Andrew, yes its stuck in no mans land and sometimes you’re better just to up the ante a little and get something better. Order Click & Collect Christmas Groceries. Hogwash Blended Malt Whisky is a no age statement whisky from the budget supermarket chain Aldi, a recent addition to their own label whisky line-up. Within this forest of bottles, you can visualise the pressure that Scotch is coming under from other spirits, mostly gin currently, and the onslaught of craft beers. You can reach out via Instagram. Marketing buzzwords are a problem across the whisky industry which is the most pretentious bullsh*t ridden market of any FMCG, the stuff they write on pretty much every bottle is bloody ridiculous. However this is a fifteen quid bottle of blended malt which is a good tenner cheaper than Monkey Shoulder, which it totally reminds me of, so let’s see if this is another belter from Aldi. Home. Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Let’s not overlook the devastation this Hogwarts blend has created amongst the elite Quidditch teams with a series of in air collisions, errors of judgement, poor reaction times and ultimately a serious dip in form. I remember buying a bottle when if first appeared(which I still have unopened) just as the price was good and i was short of cash at time for whisky(thankfully not now). The name itself and the premise that the use of hogshead barrels can then take a leap and inspire some form of hog, or pig, roasting etc. croque-madame $15 house smoked ham, gruyere, mornay, frid egg Price is always on our mind here and there are some crazy prices being asked for whiskies nowadays. Realistically, I doubt whether J.K. Rolling would sign off on such a deal, but you never know till you try. View fullsize. chicken & waffles $15 fried chicken, southern gravy, 2 eggs . It’s maybe a little simple but it’s delicious. That burst of orange is followed by almonds, fresh root ginger, red liquorice and a drying and slightly bitter finish. Do hipsters frequent Aldi? Discount chain Aldi has won a gold medal for its own-brand whisky at the International Spirits Challenge, beating drinks worth six times the price Hogwash Whiskey Den. 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