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Collectivum XXVIII Blended Malt Scotch Whisky

Overall rating
86.83/100
votes
61

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Average 4 x 25 rates

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Tastingtags

15 Notes

robain
Expert Senior robain Tasting note
27 Jan 2018 1:00 am
robain gave this whisky 86 points
Color
Gin clear
Nose

malt, hay, strong alcohol, pepper, little smokey, sweet

Taste
Finish
Comments
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robain
Expert Senior robain Review note
27 Jan 2018 1:47 am
robain gave this whisky 86 points
Weighted Rate
85.8
Nose
86
Initial taste
86
Body
85
Finish
87
Price
85
Presentation
85
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boy_genius_ck
Connoisseur boy_genius_ck Note
13 Jan 2018 5:36 am
boy_genius_ck gave this whisky 88 points

a great release from diageo, rich and full bodied, well balanced fruitiness, wax, brine and earth (Clynelish + Talisker)

Simo
Member Senior Simo Review note
11 Jan 2018 2:51 pm
Simo gave this whisky 85 points
Weighted Rate
85.3
Nose
87
Initial taste
86
Body
86
Finish
85
Price
80
Presentation
85
My Collection
P.A.O.K.you_are
Expert Senior P.A.O.K.you_are Review note
28 Nov 2017 12:07 am
P.A.O.K.you_are gave this whisky 84 points
Weighted Rate
84.4
Nose
85
Initial taste
85
Body
84
Finish
83
Price
82
Presentation
88
Segens
Connoisseur Segens Tasting note
27 Nov 2017 7:44 pm
Segens gave this whisky 89 points
Color
Burnished
Nose

mix of dark and yellow fruits which is quite rare. Very interesting nose which let you discover a lot. I get apples with lemons then a bit strawberries and also honey sweetness. 

Taste

The apples are now more dominant and delivering also the sweetness. Alcohol super implemented and the dram is simply delicious.

Finish

The finish is a bit unspectacular but it is nice so I don't miss anything here. 

Comments

Very nice experience this dram for me. Price is probably a bit too high but I like this dram a lot. Not enough for 90 points but good 89 from myself.

Macheye
Expert Senior Macheye Tasting note
21 Nov 2017 11:17 am
Macheye gave this whisky 87 points
Color
Amontillad
Nose

Pronounced, fruity and quite elegant. Sweet honey, fudge and chocolate are joined by fresh apples, pears and a smattering of berries. A little time in the glass brings out deeper notes of leather, polish, cask char, spent coffee grounds and tobacco. Adding water really helps open this one up and brings with some earthy and spicy aromas – hay and ginger. There’s an underlying waxiness here – I can only presume that this comes from the Clynelish component of the blend, but there may be other distilleries in the blend that also contribute to that.

Taste

Zingy, sweet, but initially quite boozy. Tart apples, pears and other orchard fruits are still in play alongside a nice burst of citrus, but now cask influence is much more intense – cedarwood, cinnamon, ginger and a fair pang of pepper and chilli. There’s a slight dusty, musty and earthiness here – wet soils, old moist wood, polish, leather and smoke. Water feels almost essential here – not only does it remove the initial aggressive arrival, but it also helps balance the fruits, spices and wood influence. Watered, this is pretty excellent.

Finish

Spicy, nutty, but incredibly short. But wait….dilution has not just helped the palate, it’s also really transformed the finish too, lengthening it and making it more precise – earthy spices and almonds.

Comments

Collectivum XXVII has quite a lot going on – as you might expect from its 28 distillery-wide provenance – but once its been treated with the proper respect in terms of resting and dilution it holds up extremely well. All of the Diageo Special Releases are bottled at cask strength – it’s simply part of the brand proposition - but this is one where the high proof does the liquid few favours. Once the ABV is reduced it’s a very well composed whisky offering depth of flavour, complexity and balance.

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GLEN MAUR
Connoisseur GLEN MAUR Review note
11 Nov 2017 2:20 pm
GLEN MAUR gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
86.6
Nose
87
Initial taste
87
Body
85
Finish
85
Price
88
Presentation
90
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MadScientist
Connoisseur MadScientist Review note
08 Nov 2017 7:13 pm
MadScientist gave this whisky 87 points
Weighted Rate
87
Nose
89
Initial taste
89
Body
87
Finish
85
Price
82
Presentation
88
spigray
Connoisseur spigray Review note
07 Nov 2017 7:56 pm
spigray gave this whisky 89 points
Weighted Rate
88.7
Nose
89
Initial taste
90
Body
88
Finish
88
Price
87
Presentation
90

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