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Tesco's supermarket whisky wins top drinks prize

Published:  23 July, 2008

Tesco's 12 Year Old Highland Single Malt has won the Anglo Overseas Trophy for the best malt whisky up to 15 years old at the International Wine and Spirit Competition awards.

The supermarket's malt was judged to taste better than some of the world's most famous whiskies, including Laphroaig, Glenmorangie, Bowmore and Glenkinchie

The judges were impressed by its "very attractive nose, ripe fruit notes and vanilla and sweet spice following".

They praised the Tesco whisky as "smooth and mellow in the mouth, with hints of Christmas cake, marzipan, marmalade and almonds", and they added that its "good dollop of malt balances the fruit notes and its soft floral backing throughout".

All wines, spirits and liqueurs in the annual contest are blind-tasted in groups divided by variety, region and vintage.

The Tesco malt retails at 15.58 a bottle.