After sharing my tasting notes of the two “best” whiskies from our cheapest-whiskies-December-meeting (Lochlins and Glen Gyle 8 YO FMD) it is time to dive into the loser… I am not looking forward to tasting it again, but it should get a new chance!
This whisky is named Always Blended Scotch Whisky and it is bottled at 40 ABV. That is about everything I know about it! One of the Ladies bought it in Spain at EUR 6,99 in a grocery shop.
Grass and hay are the first that meets the nose. It has a sourness to it. After a while we came to think of moon shine… Wet ash tray and aok. And then…the smell that made us realize the name was chosen for a reason: The metallic and not very nice smell of a can for sanitary pads… Watery, sharp and sweet on the palate, like water added sugar and alcohol. A very strange sweetness, and not in a good way. Watery on the finish with some sourness. One of the Ladies summed up her tasting notes like this: “The Ladies share too much”. One of the other Ladies said it tasted like a left over party mixed in one bottle.
My score: nose 14 / taste 13 / finish 13 / balance 15 = 55
By the way: This whisky turned out even worse when I tasted it on its own…
I just tried it, and for that price it.s quite good. I like it more than William Lawsons which is like double the price. I even find it more smooth than Chivas 12 y.o. but hey, thats just my taste.
Thank you for commenting, Alex. It is interesting to hear you like this whisky. I am glad whisky people has different taste! It has been a long time since I tried Chivas Regal 12 YO and I cannot make the same comparison as you do. But what is important, is that you like Always!
Hey, thanks for the reply :).
That always is the worst that my friends and myself who are regular whiskey drinkers ever had misfortune to taste. Absolute muck.
Thanks for commenting on my article, Brendan. As you can see this was not a whisky to my taste either 😉