Cladach Blended Malt Scotch Whisky Special Release 2018
“As a blend, this is a masterpiece and shows the potential of blended malts to display their component characters, but combine them to create something greater than the sum of its parts. Highly recommended.” – Scotch Whisky Magazine
Cladach – meaning ‘shoreline’ in Gaelic – is a ‘coastal blend’ unveiled as part of the Diageo Special Releases 2018. Taking components from a veritable who’s who of Scotch, it’s crafted by Diageo’s Master Blenders using liquid created at Caol Ila, Clynelish, Talisker, Lagavulin, Oban and Inchgower. A line-up like that makes this a rival to the top whiskies from Johnnie Walker and Compass Box. The last of the Diageo Special Releases 2018 to be announced, this vatted malt is a kind of follow up to the Collectivum XXVIII and is shrouded in mystery. With no age statement, all we know is that it has been matured in a mixture of American and European oak and tastes phenomenal.
Transporting you directly to the seashore, salty waves of flavour crash against your taste buds. The glowing embers of coal fires in fishing cottages send up plumes of smoke, Arbroath smokies are served up and seasoned with a squeeze of lemon and a twist of black pepper, boats rock in the harbour as the crew cook up hickory-smoked bacon sandwiches before setting sail, seaweed to the left of you, pine trees to the right, here you are stuck in the middle of the beach with Cladach. Wonderfully complex, you could pick this apart for days. There’s apple crumble, lemon sherbet, mince pie, salted and oily Marcona almonds, toffee, orange zest and so much more. As the name Cladach has previously been used on a bottle of Bunnahabhain, nobody knows if this limited edition will become a mainstay in the Diageo. We certainly hope it will, but in the meantime, we recommend snapping this up while stocks last.
£27.86 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 2902324
Style No.: 718835
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