Collectivum XXVIII Special Releases 2017

  • Blended Malt Scotch Whisky

70cl / 57.3%

5 (8 Reviews)

Collectivum XXVIII / Special Releases 2017

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(£214.29 per litre)

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The blend to end all blends? Collectivum XXVIII is a blend of all 28 operational single malt distilleries currently owned by Diageo – hence ‘XXVIII’ in the name, which is 28 in Roman numerals. This unique whisky delivers complex aromas and flavours: expect everything from richness to dryness, nuttiness to sweetness, chocolate to citrus zest. A well-balanced homage to the greatness of Scotch whisky distilleries.

Collectivum was named Jim Murray's Scotch Vatted Malt of the Year in his 2019 Whisky Bible.

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Customer Reviews

Reviews (8)

Reviews

  • 5

    Anonymous,

    This is possibly the best value whisky I have encountered in decades; closest to a top Brora costing 20 to 30 times the price, touching on all the range that this vaunted and shuttered distillery musters. Of course this is a blend of multiple regions, but you suspect with micro contributions from many and large contributions from a few, particularly leading with a wonderful Clynelish (sibling distillery of the defunct Brora), and a masterfully light backing of an Islay, amongst others. This has a wonderful soaring range. I have both held and participated in single-malt whisky flights with many; this has had only rave responses, and from a wonderfully obscure and very cost-effective blend, that carries itself like an apex lightly-peated highland single-malt. I suspect the unorthodox story and lack of any historical reference lead to what I see as a deep discount, but also make this a wonderful “discovery”. When price and quality come together, I will buy for future years, and have happily loaded up on this one-off to the full extent my budget and conscience would let me. Just brilliant.

  • 4

    Colin Hart,

    A lovely perfumed nose, and then spice, a bit of heat, some smoke, and lots of other things going on and great length. Really lovely whisky, I like a lot!

  • 5

    Joe,

    Superb and complex whisky. Maybe needs drop of water to fully appreciate the taste. Perfect option if you are tired of binary selection of peated/unpeated whisky.

  • 5

    Eric,

    Exceptional whisky

  • 5

    Anonymous,

    Great whisky

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