Cladach is a limited edition, natural cask strength Blended malt Scotch whisky. This is the fifth release of NAS malt whisky in this series from the original distiller’s stocks.The first-ever master blend of whiskies from six fine coastal single malt distilleries: Caol Ila, Clynelish,Lagavulin, Oban, Inchgower and Talisker. A gloriously pleasing and affirming whisky that captures the character of coastal malts perfectly
An interesting combination of casks have been used for this whisky consisting of first fill American oak ex-bourbon, refill American oak hogsheads, refill European oak butts, ex-bodega European oak butts.
Appearance: Full gold with deeper amber depths.
Nose:Extremely smooth and approachable. Maritime aromas of salt, warm sand,seaweed and varnish surround a vinous central core, on a peppery base. Rapidly opens into richer notes of honey, lemon and fruit cake. Cooling, with fresh mint and beeswax; then lighter, with ozone, a floral note and glimpses of smoke. Mildly drying. Later, warm malted cereal, then spearmint and a trace of olive brine.
Body: Medium to firm.
Palate: A rich and absorbing mouthfeel. Instantly pleasing and moreish. The taste
matches the nose: salty after a lightly sweet start, with faint fruity and oily
notes. A smoky warmth, rich in honey and citrus notes, suffuses the palate.
Then sweet, grainy, caramel notes anticipate soft fresh mint and liquorice into the finish.
Finish: Fabulously pungent, spicy and warming, with a light smokiness. A beautiful balance of smoke, cereal and chewy tannins. Orange skin and salt; then late vanilla. Highly compelling and precisely balanced throughout.