- Whiskybase ID
- Single Malt
- T. & A. McClelland Ltd. (TAMC)
- Bottling serie
- Single Malt
- 40.0 % Vol.
- 700 ml
- Silver '1818'
- Bottle code
- Added on
- 26 Feb 2010 4:44 pm
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Whisky Reviews for McClelland's Highland
6 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 74.78 points
- Good whisky, pleasant unless very straightforward and soon boring, there is no development. But in general, with its price segment it is very pleasant.
- Budget GariochIt is very well possible that the Highland expression by McClelland’s is actually a Glen Garioch, but I do not have this confirmed. I base this solely on the fact that the botter is owned for years by Morrison-Bowmore Ltd, who own the Glen Garioch distillery. Let us just taste and see if we can find out more.
Honeysweet and malty nose. Breakfast cereals. Frosties to be precise. Pears and peach. Honey. Something herbal. Pine needles? Hint of cardboards and peat. Evolves towards cake with dried fruit. Pineapple cubes. Pleasant enough, but not Earth shattering.
The body is rather light. Immediately spicy, though. Think pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg and even a lost bit of cloves. The fruit returns, still in candied form. The peat is very discrete, but unmistakable. A nice palate, all in all. Simplicity is not synonymous with bad.
The peat punches through in the medium long finish. At the death, I suddenly get some nuts and peach.
The Highland from McClelland is the best from the series for me. And yes, I do believe this is a young Glen Garioch. A bottle costs a mere 20 EUR.
- It wasn't very entertaining untill i mixed 9 parts with one part Ardbeg 10y old. That was the kick it needed!
- Not the best Highland Whisky, but for this Price (don´t matter in my tasting reviews!) a very good joyce.
- All in all, not a bad example of a highland malt. Good value.
Malty and rounded. New make spirit. Sugar cookies. Cereal grains. Hints of peat.
Malty. Sweet with dark fruit and spices (cinnamon, corriander, nutmeg). Mixed unsalted nuts. Christmas cake.
Fruity. Medium length. The peat is more evident.