This Trader Joe’s scotch is a single malt, aged 8 years in oak casks, and has a very strong alcohol forward taste without much development. There is a 13 year version that is a lot better, but this is a perfectly good value, especially if you want to mix it for some cocktails. The bottle describes this Speyside single malt scotch whisky as “light honey gold in color with flavors of caramel, dried apricots, vanilla and light cinnamon spice leading to a smooth, oaky finish”.
If you’re looking for a super fancy and intricate tasting single malt scotch, this probably isn’t it. There are plenty of pricier scotches at Trader Joe’s that taste a lot better, but if you’re shopping at Trader Joe’s like I do, you probably aren’t going their for the huge scotch selection as much as you are trying to get a good value. Keep in mind that Costco also sells Speyside Scotch at a great value…..…….
- 40% alcohol
- Net Weight: 750 ML
- Distilled, matured and bottled in Scotland
- Aged 8 years
- Matured in oak casks
Trader Joe’s Speyside Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Over the last several years it seems like Trader Joe’s has increased their scotch selection a good amount, adding both budget offerings and more limited, older and pricier options. What is everyone’s favorite scotch to drink at Trader Joe’s, both for mixing with a little soda or just sipping neat? And as always, you may as well ask the Trader Joe’s workers for some advice, since there is always at least one person in the liquor department that seems to really know their stuff. Just don’t expect big things from this 8 year scotch, and you’ll probably be perfectly satisfied with it! And make sure to buy plenty of snacks for when you’re a few drinks in…..