Highland Black Blended Scotch Whisky is created using a range of the highest quality Speyside and Highland malt whiskies blended expertly together with grain whisky from the Lowlands of Scotland.
Source: ALDI Really? I guess...
This was a "bonus" bottle we picked up after catching on to the hype that the media has recently unleashed around this dram in particular. And while it's definitely a good bottle for the measly $35 AUD that it cost, we couldn't help but compare it against other Whiskeys we've had rather than place our expectations on a price bracket. So, here is what we found...
It presents itself with an very dark colour reminiscent of a JW black.
Definitely boozy on the nose, ethanol heavy even after it's been sitting for a while, but after one gets over the initial blast, it's surprisingly easy to drink.
Smooth, not a lot of complexity on the flavour department but rather a constant but mildly pleasant experience.
The finish is nothing special as it's almost inexistent.
This whiskey is definitely all about the value since a person can get four bottles of it instead of a single great one. So, it's a great choice for those who aren't very picky and want to enjoy with friends and even good to mix without shedding tears over it.