Cladach (57.10 %)

Cladach - The Coastal Blend - Special Release 2018

Streek Blended Malt
Bottelaar Special Release
Botteljaar 2018
Soort verpakking luxe doos
Inhoud 0.70
€ 159,95
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Een blended malt die is samengesteld uit de coastal distilleries van Diageo: Inchgower, Clynelish, Talisker, Oban, Caol Ila en Lagavulin. Voor de rijping werd een reeks vattypen gebruikt: first-fill bourbonvaten, refill hogsheads van Amerikaans eikenhout, refill butts van Europees eiken en ex-bodega butts van Europees eiken. Hij is gebotteld op een vatsterkte van 57.1%. Logischerwijze is de vertaling van Cladach “kustlijn”.


Tasting notes Serge Valentin,, 88 punten: 
Cladach (57.1%, OB, Special Release, blended malt, 2018) Four stars and a half I have to say the very idea of some NAS blended malt amongst Diageo’s prestigious Special Releases sounds a little strange to me. Well it used to until I saw that they had vatted Caol Ila, Clynelish, Lagavulin, Talisker, Oban and Inchgower. Which, in my book, sounds a bit like some truffle, foie gras and lobster salad. They’ve also used several cask types. Colour: gold. Nose: I don’t know if they’ve used those malts in equal proportions, probably not in fact, but this is a very smoky nose for sure, with something very medicinal. We’re talking tinctures and mercurochrome. There’s also quite a lot of sherry, and one cannot not think (bang, double negations kill, S.) of Lagavulin’s latest Distiller’s Editions. I think there’s more and more smoked meat as well – in Cladach. With water: a little menthol, while Talisker seems to take a stronger lead. Mouth (neat): it’s clearly a peater while we’re rather going towards margarita as far as the other flavours are concerned. Tequila, grapefruit, salt, lime… One raisin for good measure, a touch of ginger and gentian. With water: an even bigger peater. I find it funny that many official tasting notes for actual peaters seem to describe much smoother and mellower spirits (according to this humble taster). Perhaps do they all hire the same taster/writer? Story short, I think this Cladach is much peatier than what they say in brochures, web pages and leaflets. Finish: long and more Caol-Ila-y this time. But why always try to find about the core ingredients? (and usually fail?) Comments: they were clearly going to achieve something with this one. SGP:466 - 88 points.


Gewijzigd op: 2019-05-07


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