Boozelog XIX – Bolanachi ‘Highlands whisky red’

Egyptian whisky doesn’t have a great rep for good reason, but if you just want to put a bevvy away you really can’t argue for the price: about £2.50 for 750ml.

24.50g, 40% ABV.

Pale brown colour. Fairly viscous. It smells vaguely tolerable. Sweet, heathery and quite mild, if you can get past the “ugh”.

Doesn’t taste TOO bad. Much like the smell, it’s sweet and heathery, assuming you don’t have a problem with the “ugh” sensation. Not too overpowering. Better to mix it with cola or something, though.

Good for the price, but that’s about the only positive. Probably avoid – stick to beer. 3/10.