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This is a 3cl sample from the original bottling of:
Collectivum XXVIII Special Releases 2017
A Perfect Measure of Collectivum XXVIII blended malt. This whisky is a blend of all 28 operational single malt distilleries owned by Diageo in 2017, earning its name from the Roman numerals for 28 – XXVIII. A unique and complex whisky, it delivers flavours of everything from nuttiness to sweetness, chocolate to citrus, richness to dryness, and much more.
- Dark Chocolate
The Perfect Measure
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 I suspect the unorthodox story and lack of any historical reference lead to what I see as a deep discount, but also make this a wonderful “discovery”.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.
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!
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.
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