Lidl Unveils Abrachan its New Blended Malt Scotch Whisky

Inspired by Scottish folklore, the peated, smoky and spiced dram joins an award-winning whisky line-up.

With hints of smoked sea salt, beach bonfires and caramelised sugar, Lidl’s new dram is packed with flavour and set to drive whisky fans wild, at just £15.99.

Abrachan blended malt Scotch whisky is the ultimate multi-tasking pour.

Served neat, on the rocks or in a classic whisky sour, this blended malt is perfect for dram lovers of all persuasions looking to try something a little different.

Inspired by Scottish folklore, Abrachan is a mythical beast who roamed the Highlands and Lowlands.

Its fiery breath smouldered the land which transformed whisky into a rich and smoky tipple.

The new Highlands & Speyside blended Scotch malt whisky joins Lidl’s award-winning range, with the retailer most recently picking up four accolades for Queen Margot and Ben Bracken varieties at the World Whisky Awards.

Leading whisky expert and founder of World Whisky Day, Blair Bowman, got a first taste of the new product and said:

“The Abrachan is a champion of blended malts, one packed with flavour that is an excellent introduction to whisky for new dram explorers.

“It’s notes of warm vanilla and spiced finish are a nod to its Highlands and Speyside origins.

“A delicious and moreish blended malt with a lovely balance of sweetness and smokiness”.

Paul McQuade, Head of Buying Spirits at Lidl GB said:

“This is one of the most exciting additions to our whisky line up yet.

“We worked hard to create a blended malt that welcomes new whisky drinkers and connoisseurs alike with something a little different.

“It’s unusual bottle, incredible flavour and great price make it a standout dram.

“Bringing a blended malt whisky to our shelves at such great value is testament to our commitment to offering premium Scottish products to our shoppers at unbeatable prices.”

The new Abrachan blended malt Scotch whisky is available now at all Lidl Scotland stores, priced at £15.99.

Tasting notes from whisky expert Blair Bowman:

Nose:

An inviting sweet smoke with rich vanilla fudge and warm sooty notes.

Opens up into a smoked crème brûlée with a spiced caramelised sugar top.

Sweet citrus peels, caramelised orange and lemon peel, mixed with sweet and spicy nutty notes, honey roasted cashews and almonds with cracked black pepper.

Smoked sea salt and smoulder beach bonfire made of salty driftwood come later.

Palate: 

A warming feel with more vanilla fudge and crème brûlée and spiced caramelised sugar, hints of clove, cinnamon and cardamom.

Sweet and delicate heathery smoke lingers and mingles with citrus peels and honey roasted nuts. 

S’mores toasted over a smoky beach bonfire made with milk chocolate covered cherry marshmallows and biscoff biscuits.

Later, more peppery and smoked sea salt notes.

Finish:

Medium finish with sweet and spicy smoke.