Shieldaig Speyside Single Malt 12 Year

Single Malt

Shieldaig // Speyside, Scotland

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  1. coffee8cups

    Tasted
    3.25
    3.25 out of 5 stars
    Nose is honeyed pear with some grassiness. Taste is generic honeyed Speyside. Very thin mouthfeel. Good nose and easy enough to drink but not mindblowing by any means.
    30.0 USD per Bottle
  2. dspearot

    Tasted
    2.75
    2.75 out of 5 stars
    Rich for a speyside. Some burn.
  3. aparikh

    Tasted
    3.5
    3.5 out of 5 stars
  4. don_

    Tasted
    2.5
    2.5 out of 5 stars
    Interesting whisky which seems to be rather obscure despite being released by Ian Macleod. The bad: suffers from a watery 80 proof. The good: classic speyside profile with honey, milk chocolate, a light spice, some cereal grains, and a touch of peach or apricot in the nose. Pleasant and easy going this is a good whisky for catering with its softness and low price point. Bonus points for the well crafted nose which is the high point here.
    35.0 USD per Bottle
  5. GPG

    Tasted
    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
  6. UKRX

    Tasted
    2.5
    2.5 out of 5 stars
  7. Dean-M-Tzobanakis

    Tasted
    1.0
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Second taste edit: even over ice, it’s undrinkably sweet. If it’s designed to display classic Speyside, they did a pretty good job. It’s light, bright, and sweet. Copper shows up on the nose and palate, along with vanilla and butterscotch. It honestly reminds me more of an Irish malt with how sweet it is. It also has some tropical esters in the mid-palate that I do not appreciate. Approachable, simple, but not overly smooth. Slight grain mustiness on the finish, which sticks around moderately long. I prefer the Shieldaig blend to this because it’s less sugary sweet.
  8. ContemplativeFox

    Tasted
    2.25
    2.25 out of 5 stars
    The nose is pretty flat but a heck of a lot better than "The Classic" Shieldaig. It smells kind of generically like feet. The palate is watery and flat, but it has a nice slightly bitter richness with a somewhat balanced sweetness. The flavor is pretty generically scotch without much variation or complexity, but it's not too bad. The palate is so much better than "The Classic" Shieldaig. Compared with Bushmill's Black Bush, the flavor is just a little richer, but it is less complex by a long shot and also a bit mellower. The difference between this and Bushmill's Black Bush is similar to the difference between this and "The Classic" Shieldaig, though a bit less severe. It's a couple things below Glenfiddich 14 for sure, but it's definitely drinkable. For the price difference, it's hard to justify ever getting this instead of the glenfiddich though. The nose is ho-hum, but it doesn't smell bad and has a little sweetness. The palate is decently viscous and inoffensive. It tastes young, but there are some mild elements of various scotch characters to it, with a bit of malt and the coastline coming through alongside some hints of orange. It's not very good, but it's drinkable and could be a good place to start in blending Scotch at home. It's less interesting than Glenfarclas 12, but also less bad, so it gets to claim a slight victory. Slight though - the Glenfarclas Sherry richness is definitely better.
    33.0 USD per Bottle
  9. MackenzieOB95

    Tasted
    2.75
    2.75 out of 5 stars
    Nose: Oranges and limes. Caramel. Cut grass. Sugary smell, like the inside of a sweet candy wrapper. Palate: Slightly peaty. Less sweet than the nose, actually somewhat bitter with some waves of sugar here and there. Some spice. Finish: Medium. Warm. Fruity and dry. Less citrusy and more rich berries. Overall Thoughts: Nothing special but nothing I’d refuse. It’s kinda complex and leaves the taster searching. Easily a middle-of-the-road whisky. I would say try this if you’re feeling up for a Speyside, other than that, it’s nothing I’d go out of my way to recommend.
  10. ahicks

    Tasted
    3.0
    3.0 out of 5 stars
    Little spicy upfront, but sweet finish
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