XXVIII Blended Malt Scotch Whisky (Special Releases 2017) - Collectivum Special Release Wh

Collectivum Special Release Wh

XXVIII Blended Malt Scotch Whisky (Special Releases 2017)


94 points, “An incredibly complex creation using stock from Diageo’s 28 operational single malt distilleries.” – Whisky Advocate

Whisky collectors and aficionados wait with bated breath for Diageo’s annual Special Releases; these are some of the world’s most sought-after single malts. So you can imagine the furore when it was announced that one of them would be an experimental, no-age statement blend. But this is no run-of-the-mill blend, this is Collectivum XVIII.

Diageo has carefully curated malts from all 28 active Diageo-owned distilleries, from a mixture of Sherry and Bourbon and first-fill and refill barrels, and of varying ages, with the youngest component likely to be a 6 year old Roseisle – opened in 2010, this is the newest distillery in the portfolio. Not watered down, this is bottled at a cask strength of 58.3% and has immense complexity: chocolate-coated candied ginger, Christmas cake, apple sauce, Coco Pops, crème brûlée, pecan pie, cigar smoke, barbequed and buttered pineapple, manuka honey, sage honey, lemon zest, mixed peel, caramelised walnuts, and a liberal seasoning of Talisker’s fiery pepper and Clynelish’s sea salt. It’s astoundingly complicated stuff.

Diageo’s master blenders have set a benchmark for blended whisky with this, and it’s going to be exceedingly difficult to improve on.

£22.5 per 100.00ml

SKU No.: 2567441

Style No.: 659908

Country: Scotland
Alcohol by volume (ABV): 57.3%
Volume: 700ml

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