Maxwell 33yr old single malt for £39.99 at Lidl
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Maxwell 33yr old single malt for £39.99 at Lidl

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Found 30th Nov 2012
Experts are saying that this whisky is worth double what Lidle are asking.

This fine single malt has lain untouched in oak casks for 33 years to produce an outstanding whisky with a soft, sweet taste and a subtle kick of spice and citrus in its long, lingering finish
40% vol.
70cl
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Why would anyone pay double when you can get it at this price from Lidl?
If that is the case, why don't the experts buy it all and then sell it on themselves.
great with ginger beer mixer or lemonade
I didn't say "pay" I said "worth"
davidbale

I didn't say "pay" I said "worth"



If no one will pay it, it isn't "worth" it.
ray magini

great with ginger beer mixer or lemonade


what a waste of good whiskey mixing it with anything.
spacebhouy

what a waste of good whiskey mixing it with anything.



Yeah, and sarcasm is wasted on the internet.
davidbale

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Means even less than "RRP" if that is possible.
Looks like ill be buying myself a nice little Christmas pressie!
Got the 28 year old maxwell from a year or so ago, yet to open. This any good then?
Edited by: "jaydeeuk1" 30th Nov 2012
Jim Murray's full review -

Nose: (24.5) rarely does exotic fruit come quite so exotic! The oak is pulling out every trick in the book to underscore its great age with an aroma as softly enveloping as it has any right to be. Those who remember fruit salad candy will also seduced by this one. As well rounded as any malt you'll find this year and probably as labyrinthine, too. And, just to prove it, a few peat notes escape from their fruity clutches to add weight and depth, the intensity increasing as the temperature and oxidisation increases.

Taste: (24) all the fruits registered on the nose are present and correct, but it is the spices which momentarily take the breath away. A fabulous mouth feel alternating between crisp and mouth-watering - aided and abetted by some staccato Demerara sugar notes - and always no less than feather-pillow soft. The mid ground starts allowing the oak to show some intense vanilla and that lazy smoke to gain a foothold, a more solid one with each mouthful;

Finish: (22.5) dry and sophisticated, the fruit is now spent and a slight tang reminds us of the great age here. A light, delicate fade with the peat withdrawing surprisingly early on;

Balance: (24) Last year Lidl unearthed a couple of stunning whiskies to be sold at an improbably economic price to the consumer. They have done it again for Christmas 2012 with a malt destined to be another collectors' item. At times towards the end the age is apparent. But no less so is a malt which has on the nose and delivery a marriage between oak and barley matured in heaven. A very softly smoked, delightfully fruity gem.
To be honest, I've never heard of Maxwells, but a 33 year old of any whisky is worth this sort of money easily, because half the barrell will have evaporated by the time they come to bottling it.
Whatever kegs they've used, it will probably put a strong flavour through it too.
spacebhouy

what a waste of good whiskey mixing it with anything.




Baited the hook and in it comes....btw Whiskey is not Whisky
Some of us got the joke Ray
There will be a voucher in Saturday's Telegraph giving £5 off £35 at Lidl. Link.
ray magini

Baited the hook and in it comes....btw Whiskey is not Whisky



Pillock
ray magini

Baited the hook and in it comes....btw Whiskey is not Whisky



Have you not heard of Bushmills or Jameson??
brooklynbrawler

To be honest, I've never heard of Maxwells, but a 33 year old of any … To be honest, I've never heard of Maxwells, but a 33 year old of any whisky is worth this sort of money easily, because half the barrell will have evaporated by the time they come to bottling it.



Just a myth i'm afraid.
At most they're will be 3% evaporation and that will be rare.
Never known a whisky to be at that age either.
beavan1

Have you not heard of Bushmills or Jameson??



If it's from Scotland it whisky.
Sure Lidls were punting this out last year.... how many bottles of this have they got lying around ?
The 3% must be "The Angels' Share"
I bought a Laphroaig last Xmas and it still sits here with only 1/3 drunk simply because I find it a little too peaty and smoky and my friends cannot abide it!

I might give this a go this year.
wombourne

If it's from Scotland it whisky.



Sheesh, so pedantic. It wouldn't stop me drinking it however they spell it!
If this was any good it wouldn't be getting sold off at Lidl under an unknown brand name. Suspicious.
beavan1

Have you not heard of Bushmills or Jameson??



Stop digging beavan man
wombourne

..Just a myth i'm afraid.At most they're will be 3% evaporation and that … ..Just a myth i'm afraid.At most they're will be 3% evaporation and that will be rare.



Having spoken to a number of distillers in the Scottish climate the ullage is around 1-2% per year depending on how the nature of the cask and how it is stored. So over 30+ years that's 30 - 50% of the cask volume!
0762

If this was any good it wouldn't be getting sold off at Lidl under an … If this was any good it wouldn't be getting sold off at Lidl under an unknown brand name. Suspicious.



It's probably a condition of the distillery supplying the bottler that they do not want revealed on the packaging the name of the distillery. This is common with many "own brand" products.

Sadly the whisky has been chill filtered and looks like a good splash of caramel colouring in there - but beggars can't be choosers.
you'll have more luck winning the lottery than finding a bottle of this.
Lidl is German.. Im not drinking German whisky. Cold
valerydarcy

Lidl is German.. Im not drinking German whisky. Cold



are you real????
Monkeybumcheeks

Sure Lidls were punting this out last year.... how many bottles of this … Sure Lidls were punting this out last year.... how many bottles of this have they got lying around ?



last year they had a 28yr old, this whisky is limited edition of 5200 bottles
RufusA

It's probably a condition of the distillery supplying the bottler that … It's probably a condition of the distillery supplying the bottler that they do not want revealed on the packaging the name of the distillery. This is common with many "own brand" products. Sadly the whisky has been chill filtered and looks like a good splash of caramel colouring in there - but beggars can't be choosers.


How do you know it's been chill filtered? Can't find any evidence of that or caramel colouring. I'm no expert but I have tasted this and can honestly say it's very very good. Read the review from Jim Murray that phatboytall posted on page one
this would be a good investmant to keep until it reaches the 50 yr old mark.......then auction it. Was there not a bottle just recently up for auction reaching the 100,000 mark? Proceeds going to scottish charities. Maybe pie in the sky. In my house it wouldnt last the weekend!;) Would it still have to be in the barrel to be considered 50 yr old in 17 yrs? Just had that notion!
Edited by: "stickyricky" 30th Nov 2012
cubed

you'll have more luck winning the lottery than finding a bottle of this.


Wish I'd entered the lottery then cos I had 2 bottles of this today :-)
honeymonster86

Sheesh, so pedantic. It wouldn't stop me drinking it however they spell … Sheesh, so pedantic. It wouldn't stop me drinking it however they spell it!



It is not pedantic.
It is the difference between being correct or incorrect.
valerydarcy

Lidl is German.. Im not drinking German whisky. Cold



You are clearly a chimpanzee I refuse to debate with a chimpanzee.
6 bottles of this in lidl burton on trent yesterday. Better of with the18yr old speyside at 19.99 - good reviews and bronze award from iwc
Edited by: "lholmes" 30th Nov 2012
stickyricky

this would be a good investmant to keep until it reaches the 50 yr old … this would be a good investmant to keep until it reaches the 50 yr old mark.......then auction it. Was there not a bottle just recently up for auction reaching the 100,000 mark? Proceeds going to scottish charities. Maybe pie in the sky. In my house it wouldnt last the weekend!;)



Keeping the whisky for an extra 17 years will not make a whisky that has matured for 50 years. It will be a 17 year old, 33 year matured whisky, it only ages in the barrel.
Edited by: "Outrunner" 30th Nov 2012
I believe most stores are sold out
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