BattleScotch! Aberlour 10y v McClelland’s Speyside with Matt

Fotor0502203055Speyside BattleScotch! The budget conscious McClelland’s Speyside, a line we love, up against the allegedly more prestigious aged Aberlour.

Matt’s idea was to pit two known quantity Speysides against each other as a way to calibrate how budget the budget single malt really is. What are you not getting from it that you might get from a more expensive scotch? Does the difference in taste justify the difference in price?Apparently, at least a little. Here’s what we thought:

nose
Simon – Aberlour 10y
Matt – Aberlour 10y

neat
Simon – Aberlour 10y
Matt – Aberlour 10y

finish
Simon – Aberlour 10y
Matt – Aberlour 10y

splash
Simon – McClelland’s Speyside
Matt – Aberlour 10y

over-all
Simon – Aberlour 10y
Matt – Aberlour 10y

Aberlour 10y v McClelland’s Speyside = Aberlour 10y lays waste to the budget favourite.

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