McClelland's Single Malt Islay

Peated Single Malt

McClelland's // Islay, Scotland

  • Cost

  • Distiller Score

    65
  • Avg. Rating

    2.65
    2 out of 5 stars
    ( 221 )

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 Islay region, which are known for their predominantly peaty/smoky/briny/rich characteristics.

  • age
  • abv
    40.0
  • Peated Single Malt
    100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
  • Cask Type

Tasting Notes

"It's got the smoke, but it's missing the fire. One of the great things about Islays is they taste of the maritime influences of their surroundings, and this one is missing that depth. Even the few exceptions from the region have a real richness to them. This is very thin. Instead of the salt air, it has a citric tartness and apricot/orange aroma. In fact, it's kind of like a smoked marmalade. Finishes very hot. Considering how inexpensive it is, would have been worth charging slightly more to make it more robust and Islay-like."

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Flavor Profile

Sweet