Colour: Ripe summer barleyBody: Light, fresh and very smooth.Nose: Rich floral notes fuse with freshly grated nutmeg and ginger. A distinctive Lowland ‘malty’ flavour is clearly identifiable with a flourish of ripe tangerine zest.Palate: A fresh, invigorating, clean sensation. Essentially sweet, the mellow flavour is complimented by the delicate perfume of roses and lavender.Finish: A mouth coating oiliness leaves a lingering sensation on the palate.
T&A McClelland’s was a Glasgow based whisky blending and export firm established in 1818. The company was purchased in 1970 by Stanley P Morrison (later to become Morrison Bowmore Distillers) and to this day many of the T&A McClelland’s malt whisky brands are still produced and distributed on a global scale.
The McClelland’s range offers a chance to explore Scotland and four of the key whisky distilling regions. The McClelland’s Single Malt Whisky range was first launched in 1986 with an Islay, Highland and Lowland expression. Due to its success and demand, a Speyside expression was introduced in 1999.
Each Single Malt expression is carefully selected to reflect the true essence and character of the region in which it is produced. The packaging reflects the key elements of the region with stunning landscapes by British illustrator Kathy Wyatt.
Not many Lowland distilleries remain today, but they have always been known for making single malts of a light and mellow nature; a perfect place to embark on a whisky experience. Once upon a time, there used to be a malt whisky distillery in every town of any size in the Lowlands, supplying global demand as well as Scottish, now sadly, only a handful remain. Those distilleries still in existence are typically soft and approachable, clean and fresh on the palate - their appeal reaching far and wide. The whiskies here tend to be light in colour with a dry, crisp finish, making Lowland malt the aperitif of choice due to its generally sweet fruity essence; mellower than its Highland neighbour. The beauty of the Lowland malt is its versatility; it can be enjoyed by the whisky learner and connoisseur alike. Perfect before dinner: floral and fragrant, with a clean fresh flavour and a short, dry, gingery finish.