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Bargain 40-year-old whisky on sale

Published 21/11/2011 | 00:06

Supermarket chain Aldi is expecting huge queues when a special single malt whiskey goes on sale
Supermarket chain Aldi is expecting huge queues when a special single malt whiskey goes on sale

Whisky casked in a Scottish distillery in 1971 will go on sale in a supermarket chain.

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Aldi expect queues out the door as they sell 3,000 bottles of a 40 year-old single malt whisky across their 450 UK stores on December 8.

They said they are the first supermarket to sell a 40-year-old single malt and they expect it to sell out within hours.

A spokesman for the supermarket said: "Whisky of this quality and age would usually sell for around £300 plus.

"Aldi is giving customers the chance to get hold of a very high quality luxury product for a very low price."

He added that he would not be surprised to see the whisky appearing for sale on eBay with customers taking advantage of the discount price of £49.99.

The limited edition, Speyside Single Malt Whisky comes from an unnamed Scottish distillery.

The taste is described as "intense and rich...with an aroma of dark chocolate and dried figs, the sweet taste gives off a marmalade zestiness, and the dry oak tannins fade into a lingering sweet and mellow finish".

A second bottle, a Glen Marnoch 24-year-old single malt whisky, is also available in the store from November 24.

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