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Glen Marnoch Highland Edition - Whisky Review

Glen Marnoch

Time for another dram!

Glen Marnoch

A Non-Age-Statement Highland Single Malt produced for Aldi Stores.

A bit about!

Glen Marnoch

Matured in hand-crafted white oak casks, it has 40% ABV and an interesting tawny colour.

Glen Marnoch is a made-up name for Aldi's whisky range. The whisky is distilled, matured and bottled in Scotland, but at which specific distilleries, I have not yet found out.

It won Silver at the International Spirits Challenge in 2023, which, I have to admit, was a bit surprising for me.

Time to try it!

glass of

Nose: Very light notes of dried fruit and oak

Taste: Verging on sweet, with some more dried fruit and oak

Finish: Medium, still slightly sweet, with even more oakiness.

Pros and cons

Glen Marnoch

I have to admit that I was a bit biased before trying it and expected it to be a bit harsher on the palate because of the No-Age-Statement and lack of information about the brand/distillery/distillation process. It has fortunately exceeded my biased expectations and I found it to be quite palatable.

Neat is okay, but adding a few drops of cold water brings out a couple more layers of delicate malty aromas and flavours.

In Conclusion

Glen Marnoch

Priced at around £18 in Aldi stores, it's quite good in cocktails, it's palatable neat, but, for me, it lacks any depth. Considering its price, if you're curious, it's worth a try, but I wouldn't keep my hopes too high.

glen marnoch highland edition

Have you ever tried the Glen Marnoch? What's your opinion of it? Please let me know in the comments below.

As always, please drink responsibly.

I hope life is treating you well.

Take care.

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