- Single Malt
- T. & A. McClelland Ltd. (TAMC)
- Bottling serie
- Single Malt
- 40.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Silver '1818'
- Added on
- 16 Feb 2010 7:24 pm
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Whisky Reviews for McClelland's Islay
6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 75.78 points
- Pleasent, sweet, a hint of smoke and salt. Some pepper and a spicy note are there but only short. Body and finish too short. More ABV would be interesting. Average, drinkable dram
- The addition of caramel is harmful.
For the rest, we find a young bowmore quite acceptable, even if little complex and too diluted.
A reality a young Bowmore.
On the nose, there is caramel, a tip idea, a light smoke with lemon. But the whole is a little heavy, not very thin (the addition of caramel certainly)
Slightly creamy, on iodine, caramel, smoke, citrus and medicinal plants. A bit of bitterness at the end of the mouth.
Long enough for 40%, with earth, ashes, lemon, plants ... It's young but well done.
- You can find our review at http://www.whiskybros.com/#!Mc-Cellands-Islay/c21kp/579b9fd40cf27547c72ce3c5
no obvious blemishes, contains too much caramel.
(neat) thick caramel, peat,
artificial honey, smoke, (water) one-dimensional nose. A bit
sweet, a bit sour, probably this malt doesn’t need water.
slightly sour, quite straight forward, as nose is. Caramel again, probably was
added in a significant quantity. (water) sweet, ash, peat, yeast.
McClelland is a range of whiskies marketed by Morrison
Bowmore Distillers Ltd, known also for their Bowmore, Auchentoshan and Glen
Garioch. They purchased T&A McClelland’s, a blender from <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Glasgow, in 1970. You do not have to be a rocket scientist to figure out this is most likely Bowmore.
On the nose, I get citrus and peatsmoke, but mostly
vanilla and unfortunately something that reminds me of babypuke. Very spirity. Also some tobacco, touch of tar and smoldering wood. After a few more minutes: coffee and hey. Strange combination, if you
On the palate, this McClelland Islay shows his budget
character. Astringent grappa with bitter wood, no balance
whatsoever. Berries, maybe? Some salted butter and
burnt vanilla. I even make the association of blood (from a bloody nose),
slightly metallic. Definitely a young beast!
The finish is (too) long and much too bitter,
preventing the <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Islay character to come out.
- Undisclosed Bowmore.