Yesterday we started a look at the supermarkets in the UK with ASDA. The range wasn’t very good and I know that in the smaller shops especially the range is even more restricted. In the past Tesco has sold a wide variety of Scottish whiskies in their Scottish stores at least. What I am hoping to find is a couple of more unusual bottles at reduced prices which you might have only previously got from a specialist retailer. Not that you shouldn’t support your local whisky shop you understand because once they are gone they aren’t coming back. However, with whisky being so expensive the odd little loss leader takes the sting out of things sometimes don’t you think?

Glenmorangie Lasanta 12 Year Old


  • Rich and strongly PX sherried whisky
  • One for someone who likes sherried whiskies
  • A premium offering which you can pick up for £35

Ardbeg 10 Year Old


  • Fantastic example of an Islay single malt
  • Good value when under £40
  • Strong intense peat flavours so not for someone who likes a Glenmorangie 10 for example

Lagavulin 16 Year Old


  • Great value at under £50 and with a  high age statement will appear an extravagant gift.
  • Rich iodine soaked peated whisky with lots of class. Some might say its not as good as it once was. Its still more than good enough for me though.
  • If you can’t find this one but one without an age statement called “Distiller’s Edition” go for that instead

Aberlour 10 Year Old


  • Aberlour 10 Year Old
  • Great value if found for £25
  • A definite change of pace from some of the Islay offering but it is just as satisfying. A favourite of my grandfather I will have you know.

Bowmore 12


  • Bowmore 12 Year Old
  • Much better alternative to the NAS versions which are more common in supermarkets and available for a budget appealing £25 just now.
  • If you know someone who likes Bowmore this is a great option. If you aren’t sure then perhaps give Bowmore generally a miss.

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