Cladach Blended Malt Sample
3cl / 57.1%
Special Releases 2018
- Blended Malt Scotch Whisky
- The Perfect Measure
Try this spectacular blended malt scotch, Cladach, with our Perfect Measure sample. Part of the 2018 Special Releases, Cladach – meaning ‘coastline’ – is made using only single malts made at coastal distilleries. It’s a dram that shouts about the seaside, elegantly marrying a maritime characted with soft smoke and sweet fruit. Peat leads the palate, but a sweet centre quickly builds with flavours of boiled sweets and apple sauce, surrounded by salt and spicy black pepper. A hint of zesty citrus notes enters towards the end.
This is a 3cl sample from the original bottling of:
Cladach Blended Malt Special Releases 2018
Cladach Blended Malt Reviews
Tasting notes by Billy Abbott, The Whisky Exchange
Nose: Pink shrimp sweets and leather to start, with smoke slowly building behind. Fresh sea air and crashing waves sit alongside earthy peat and maritime-tinged smoke. Meaty barbecue notes develop.
Palate: Peat leads but is quickly pushed to the back. The whisky is built around a sweet centre of boiled sweets and apple sauce, surrounded by salt and freshly-ground black pepper. A tingle of sherbet leads to zesty waxed lemons and sweet orange.
Finish: Sweet peat and grass with a touch of char.
Comment: An incredibly well-balanced dram, pulling out the distinctively coastal characteristics of the component whiskies without allowing smoke to swamp the more delicate flavours. However, Talisker and Clynelish are definitely doing the heavy lifting.