a very nice economical Islay whisky. smokey and peaty
Colour: Warm honey.Body: Full bodied and robust.Nose: Lingering wood cinders of tar and smoke, with just a trace of vanilla and a subtle citrus note.Palate: A strong Islay character with traces of sea salt and burnt oak chips. The smokey nature is apparent throughout; a malty vanilla flavour bringing balance to the overall taste.Finish: A powerful Islay aftertaste of sweet smoke with a hint of iodine.
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.
Islay is the greatest of the whisky islands. Harboured off the West Coast of Scotland, this small island is battered by salt winds, rain and the cold Scottish waters of the Inner Hebrides. This small Scottish island is host to eight whisky distilleries, all producing the most powerful of whisky flavours. Much of the Islay is deep with peat - making the waters flow dark and brown; not only flavouring the whisky but providing a valuable heat source which is still used by the islanders today. It is said that a dram of Islay whisky gives the unmistakable taste of Scotland. The eight distilleries on the island are famous throughout the world for their peaty characteristics and dry finish; behind the smoke however, are gentle mossy scents, traces of seaweed and just a hint of spice.