If you’re thinking of laying in stocks for the New Year or Burns Night, or even for Xmas Day, Tesco has got affordable well-regarded whisky for you.
If you thought supermarket own brand whiskies were little more than firewater, think again
From Tesco’s fruity and floral Speyside, to its heartier Highland, the supermarket has come up with some drams that really deliver
And at just £25 each, they also offer exceptional value for money at a time when spending is peaking and in their elegant boxes a perfect present too.
Tesco Finest 12 Year Old Speyside Single Malt (Vegan), 40%, £25
This fruity and floral single malt is cask-matured for a minimum of 12 years in hand-coopered barrels of American white oak.
This extended ageing accentuates the whisky’s attractive honey, vanilla and toffee flavours. When the maturation process is complete, the finest casks are selected and brought together by the Master Blender.
Serve it straight up or on ice alongside a traditional Burns Night supper.
An IWSC 2019 Bronze Medal winner.
Tesco Finest 12 Year Old Highland Single Malt Whisky (Vegan), 40%, £25
Hailing from the very north of Scotland, this whisky also enjoys extended cask-maturation before bottling. Its flavour develops slowly over 12 years in hand-coopered American oak barrels.
Slightly fuller in style than the Speyside, it has layers of rich dried fruit flavours, sweet spice and caramel.
An IWSC 2019 Silver Medal winner.