McClelland's Single Malt Islay

Peated Single Malt

McClelland's // Islay, Scotland

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  1. RealtorMO

    Tasted
    2.25
    2.25 out of 5 stars
  2. mattsellsbooks

    Tasted
    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Warm finish, not hot.
  3. MatthewRhoden

    Tasted
    0.75
    0.75 out of 5 stars
    30.0 USD per Bottle
  4. Moscone65

    Tasted
    4.5
    4.5 out of 5 stars
    Nose: Rich bonfire smoke, peat, coastal vegetation, dark chocolate, smoked honey ham, coffee, vanilla, slight honey, a bit of dried fruit and oakiness, tar and barrel char, oil, a hint of candied citrus peel, salty sea water and brine, surf Palate: Tar, iodine, sweet raisins, bonfire smoke, peat, a strong yet comforting sweet-salty brine reminiscent of the sea, lemon peel, cask bitterness, wood spice, a hint of smoked ham, honey Finish: Bonfire smoke, peat, dried fruit (raisins, sultanas, dates, apricots), medicinal notes, a smoky briney-sweet flavour that is perfectly intertwined remains for a while, rubber, chlorine, iodine, gunpowder (think cap gun shots), a bit of oak is there too, sweet syrup, slight hint of peach
    45.0 CAD per Bottle
  5. dantes

    Tasted
    4.0
    4.0 out of 5 stars
  6. abasov

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  7. Jesse72521

    Tasted
    0.25
    0.25 out of 5 stars
  8. danadamson7

    Tasted
    1.0
    1.0 out of 5 stars
  9. Kirill-Kochkin

    Tasted
    3.75
    3.75 out of 5 stars
  10. Zachary-Robbins

    Tasted
    2.75
    2.75 out of 5 stars
    Given the prices of standard offerings for Islay, I thought I'd try this since some whiskey somms do appreciate it as a budget offering. Supposedly it is young Bowmore, which I've never had. The only Islay I've had besides this is Ardbeg 10. The McClelland hits you immediately with smoke on the nose and I get nothing else. It is surprisingly light on the taste/mid-palate. But the finish tastes kind of like cheap artificial smoke you'll find in food, not nearly as tasty as Ardbeg 10. I don't get that meatiness you would get from the older peat. If you really like smoke this could be a good budget purchase, it is about half the price of your 10Y malts. This has taken me a while to get through this bottle, and I'm very hesitant to try another McClelland. However, I do not think this whiskey is nearly as bad as the expert review on here, it's fine but it's just one-note smoke.
    26.95 USD per Bottle
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