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[Review] Glen Marnoch - 1988 40%

Glen Marnoch? Is that a Scottish distillery? No it isn't. It is the name the German supermarket Aldi give its own single malt. And every year around Christmas time they release an older Glen Marnoch. The first one they released was a 28 year-old malt a couple of years ago and it created quite a stir in the new. Last year it was a 29 years old (which was not as good apparently) and this year they dropped the age statement and replaced it with a vintage year: 1988, making this single malt 30 years old. The price of these bottles is actually the main talking point as after charging around £40 for the previous bottles this 1988 is priced sub-£50. There is no disclosure of the original distillery, all we learn from the packaging is that it is a Speyside single malt with the following tasting notes: Aroma: "Rich and fruity with ripe red apple notes and a deep oakiness." "A rich and complex flavour layers of fresh fruits, vanilla spice and mellow oak." Finish "Lo