McClelland's Single Malt Highland

Single Malt

McClelland's // Highlands, Scotland

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    68
  • Avg. Rating

    2.64
    2 out of 5 stars
    ( 152 )

T&A McClelland's was established in 1818 as a whisky blending and export company. Morrison Bowmore began producing this range of single malt whiskies in its memory, with each expression created to represent a different Scotch region with its classic characteristics. This one represents the Highlands region.

  • age
  • abv
    40.0
  • Single Malt
    Distilled in pot stills from 100% malted barley, produced at one distillery, aged in barrels; if Scotch or Irish, must be aged for at least three years.
  • Cask Type

Tasting Notes

"Highland Scotches tend to be rich, floral, pine foresty and slightly smoky (not peaty or rubbery, but more like a whiff of pipe tobacco or clove cigarette.) This one is a bit thin in weight than usual. It does have those pinecone and cedar notes, and what many whisky writers describe as "heather" (think the purple flowers in a dried potpourri). There is some toffee and caramel, but the floral scents overwhelm the golden fruits trying to elbow their way in on the palate. Definitely missing some heft. Finishes a little hot. Sipping this, can picture Grounds Keeper Willy from the Simpsons saying "Och!" in mild disappointment."

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