The whisky scored 95.5 points out of a possible 100, beating premium brands including Cutty Sark, The Famous Grouse and William Grant’s, in Murray’s annual Whisky Bible.
He said: “The spices are so busy yet beautifully balanced against the softness of the grape; long and perfectly assisted by the light oils which coat the palate with high class sherry. The spices buzz with contentment, while a late interplay of tannin and malt underlines a lingering complexity; a beautifully dry and sophisticated blend.”
Lidl’s Glen Alba 34 Year Sherry Cask Finish scotch is priced at £44.99, as much as 92% cheaper than other whiskies in the same category, it said. JW Private Collection Blended scotch whisky 2014, scored 90 points and retails at £575.
Murray tasted more than 4,600 whiskies to create the annual bible.