Cladach Cask Strength Blended Malt Scotch Whisky

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Produced by: Diageo United Kingdom
Owned by: Diageo plc
UK distribution by: Diageo Great Britain
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alc./vol: 57.1%

Proof: 114.2°

Vintage: Non-vintage

Aged: No age statement

Product of: Product of United Kingdom United Kingdom

This no age statement vatted malt is one of ten highly collectible and very enjoyable whiskies comprising Diageo’s Special Releases (12 August 2018). Named after the Scots Gaelic for shoreline, this is a blend of six coastal single malts.
Component malts:

  1. Inchgower

  2. Clynelish

  3. Oban

  4. Caol Ila

  5. Talisker

  6. Lagavulin


Aging casks:

  • First Fill American oak ex-bourbon

  • Refill American oak hogsheads

  • Refill European oak butts

  • Ex Bodega European oak butts

Review and Tasting


Sampled on 12/09/2018

Appearance:

Clear, mid-golden amber.

Aroma:

Coal dust, salty sea air, sarsaparilla, smoldering embers, soot, waxy wood polish, hickory smoked almonds, blackened Christmas cake and burnt Eccles cake with black pepper and lemon oils. Water releases smoked kipper aromas and accentuates spice.

Taste:

Medium to full-bodied. Lightly salty and smoky with black pepper spice mellowed by waxiness, sweet malt and rich burnt sultana fruitiness. Freshening notes of mint and zesty lemon. Mellows and becomes more integrated with water. It takes a lot to drown this malt.

Aftertaste:

Moderately smoky and slightly salty with light but warming spice, orange zest, vanilla, and lemon zest.

Overall:

A delicious new blended malt which delivers great structure and flavour against a well-convived concept. If Bunnahabhain hadn’t used the name first in 2017 as third instalment in their 2017 World Traveller series, Cladach would surely become a new ongoing Diageo brand. It still might. We hope so. In the meantime splash £155 for one of the limited release bottles.

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