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Collectivum XXVIII Blended Malt Scotch Whisky

Overall rating
86.78/100
votes
116
Category
Blended Malt
Distilleries
Bottler
Diageo (Diag)
Bottling serie
Diageo Special Releases 2017
Bottled
2017
Casktype
Refill American Oak Hogsheads, Refill Europe
Strength
57.3 % Vol.
Size
700 ml
Added on
17 Aug 2017 7:49 pm by holborndrinker
UncoloredChillfilteredCask Strength

Average value

€ 164,46

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Whisky Reviews for Collectivum XXVIII Blended Malt Scotch Whisky

27 users have left a review for this whisky and scored it an average of 86.78 points

  1. markjedi1 scored this whisky 88 points Connoisseur

    Symphony

    The Special Releases from Diageo is something to look forward to every year. Last year, this Collectivum XXVIII was the surprise in the line-up in my book. It is a blended malt of all 28 operational distilleries that Diageo owns. Allow me to list them for you: Auchroisk, Benrinnes, Blair Athol, Caol Ila, Cardhu, Clynelish, Cragganmore, Dailuaine, Dalwhinnie, Dufftown, Glendullan, Glen Elgin, Glenkinchie, Glenlossie, Glen Ord, Glen Spey, Inchgower, Knockando, Lagavulin, Linkwood, Mannochmore, Mortlach, Oban, Roseisle, Royal Lochnagar, Strathmill, Talisker and Teaninich. Did you see Roseisle in the list? No releases of this distillery are currently available. Just sayin’.

    Lovely aromatic, almost tropical (maybe even Irish) nose on apples, pears, peaches, pineapple and blueberries. Turkish Delight, coffee grounds, leather and old books for depth. A lovely waxiness that implies that quite some Clynelish (or maybe even Brora) went into the mix. Fresh oak – that gives a soft spiciness – precedes some cinnamon and a lot of ginger. Lovely hint of peat and hay. This is complex!

    It tickles the tongue without burning, despite the high alcohol percentage. Apples and lemon zest come first, followed closely by loads of ginger and white pepper. Walnuts and cedar wood kick in. Becomes fairly sweet, but thanks to something of a dusty basement that sweetness is under control. Furniture polish, aniseed and quinine. I like it!

    The finish is wonderfully long, perfectly bitter and waxy (there is the Clynelish again) and drying. A feisty lemon zest and truckload of liquorice (and a touch of smoke) in the finale.

    This is a symphony, created by the instruments known as single malts. I do not know who the conductor (read: master blender) was, but he deserves a medal. Around 150 EUR, but worth it!

  2. Donwaldorf scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    My first impressions are good, to retest soon as this dram seems complex. Very happy to have been able to taste it.
    • Nose
      The first fragrances are on the smoke, the honeyed peat. There is exoticism and vanilla. The whole is rather fat / buttered.
    • Taste
      Light attack then it rises quickly crescendo on vegetable spices and pepper accompanied by fruit of a slight austerity. Naturally the smoke remains ubiquitous.
    • Finish
      Nice length, long live on the return of the smoke. We find a little what we felt on the nose ie fruity smoke, a slight woody, spices and vanilla.

  3. 55606882 scored this whisky 92 points Member Senior

  4. HunterRomario scored this whisky 85 points Expert Senior

    Aroma: Sharper scent, which will not surprise you. Gray woody, varnished. Citruses, especially grapefruit, straw, vanilla, malt, apricots, strawberries and light cloves. (84 b)
    Taste: The first impression on the tongue is quite rich, compared to the standard scent. Malt, vanilla, pineapple, apricot, spice, wood. With water pepper and even more foolish, but somewhat pleasantly spicy. (86 b)
    Summary: I had a half-hour sample that I tasted two-wheeler, while I compared it directly with Cardhu 21, which I liked more. Blended malt whiskey is definitely unusual and is interesting by its composition but its own taste and smell are not as interesting. But I like to use the possibilities of tasting.
    Points: 85

  5. FritzeKrautman scored this whisky 87 points Expert Senior

    In the nose still interesting, on the palate then absolutely average without special features. You look for smoke in vain. Too bad, the mass of different barrels rather blurs the subtleties and does not bring the expected complexity. The alcohol is poorly integrated and disturbs the palate.
    • Nose
      88 88
      At first, the flavors are very hard to distinguish. After some time, some sweet fruits with banana, pear and grapes. Intense roasted aromas, with malt and oak. Dustiness, vanilla and a touch of chocolate are also found.
    • Taste
      85 85
      Bright fruits, which are soon replaced by the obtrusive and peppery alcohol. Add some bitterness and oak.
    • Finish
      87 87
      First a little weak, relatively fast fading finish with maltiness. It comes even nutty oak and it dries a bit the palate.

  6. ColdAesthetics scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    Powerful, edged blend that knows how to score with its aroma spectrum and the power behind it, comes to meet me.
    • Nose
      Ginger, nutmeg, intense, light honey, light malt, rather young oak, apricot, honeydew melon, lemon peel, light tobacco, white pepper, banana, vanilla, licorice
    • Taste
      Light raisins, tannins, licorice, ginger, nutmeg, light honey, intense, light malt, hearty oak, apricot, honeydew melon, old leather, dried fruit, fine smoke
    • Finish
      Oak, dried fruits with kernels, warming, long, spices and some dry leather

  7. J.K.Ch did not rate this whisky Expert Senior

    Really nice whiskey. She helped her for 20 minutes in the air. Drinks great.
    • Nose
      The aroma is pleasantly intense, the most striking are honey, bananas and vanilla, gently supplemented with spices and wood. The smell is pretty sweet.
    • Taste
      Pleasantly intense whiskey, but quite different than I would guess. It is beautifully woody spicy strong but balanced without bitterness.
    • Finish
      Fruity fruit, the wood is slightly varnished. Long and full. Fine signs of irony.

  8. Alex Fridays scored this whisky 88 points Expert Senior

    It’s a very interesting blended malt from Diageo. It combines spirits from all 28 scotland distilleries by Diageo.

    Very balanced notes of fresh fruits, flowers, dried fruits, old leather, a little bit perfume on nose, peat smoke appears after 20 minutes in glass.

    Furniture polish, spices, dried fruits, leather and oak notes on taste.

    Long finish starts with spices, and goes with oak, vanilla, pepper, dried fruits notes. 

  9. mosesumike scored this whisky 90 points Expert Senior

    • Nose
      89 89
    • Taste
      89 89
    • Finish
      88 88

  10. Calmar scored this whisky 89 points Connoisseur

    A good wood-grain melt softened by sweetness and herbs, is not rich in a variety of derivatives, compensating with power and density. And it seems like everything, but ... after a while, a wonderful transformation of the mantle begins - it becomes a chameleon changing before your eyes, a wild number of derivatives come out, everything in halftones, there is no dominant, very interesting, but you need to wait and be attentive. Respect bliager Diaggio, all this is welded together, there is no sense of disunity and hash, not a masterpiece, of course, but very good
    • Nose
      Open, dry, processed wood, flower-herbaceous hues, light notes of carpentry workshop, solvent; mineral tones - stone crumb, plaster; grain, dusty books, raw cardboard, dried herbs, honey, ash.
    • Taste
      Powerful, rich, woody-grain, oily, sweet mixed with oak tartness, nuts, honey, dried herbs, tropical fruits.
    • Finish
      Spicy, warming, grapefruit crust, ginger, sweetness, grain.

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