Category Archives: Booze

Booze reviews from Aberfoodblog.
Or alcoholic beverages, if you prefer

Glen Marnoch 28 Year Old (Aldi)

With Christmas looming, Aldi have a big range of tempting wines & spirits.
Although their Islay Single Malt is a bargain at £18, I was very interested to see a 28 year old Speyside single malt for £39.99.

Now, I know it’s hard to use the word “bargain” next to a £40 bottle of own-brand Aldi whisky, but if there was a famous name attached to specifications like that you’d be paying over £100.

I was in Llandrindod Wells at the weekend, saw this, and I took the plunge.
Is it worth £40? Is it worth £100? Let’s see …

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Gin – (Morrisons) Supermarket Own-Label v Big-Name Brands (Plymouth & Tanqueray)

Every few months there seems to be an article saying supermarket own-label gins are better than the big brands.
There was a big one recently from Which, reported here in the Guardian:
Guardian Gins Article
The gist of all of these articles is that own-label gins are better than the big brands.

Not better value – that’s pretty obvious – but actually tastier.

The Which report scored Morrisons as the best gin by taste, and following a big find of sloes at the Trefeddian hotel, we happened to have several different types kicking about.

So we decided to put the supermarket own-labels up against some big brands.
And added Appendices on the Perfect Martini recipe, and why gin is such a great business to be in.
Chin chin!

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