A blended malt released as part of the Diageo Special Releases 2018 – only the second time a blended malt has made up part of the line up. Cladach means 'coastline' and the whisky runs with that theme, using only single malts made at coastal distilleries: Inchgower, Clynelish, Talisker, Oban, Caol Ila and Lagavulin. It's a dram that shouts about the seaside, balancing maritime character with soft smoke and fruit.
"Sun-bleached driftwood, iodine, curry spices, and hot asphalt, with a highly charged, aromatic smokiness: a combination of peat kiln and crackling moorland blaze. There is serenity too, with soft cream, ripe citrus, and key lime pie. Thick and glossy, it’s an intense, mouth-puckering, cask-strength prospect. Chocolate, cinnamon, and mint collide with a barrage of clove and barrel char. Booming spices reverberate in the grip of an extremely long finish."
92 points - whiskyadvocate.com, reviewed by: Jonny McCormick (Winter 2018)
700mL | 57.1% ABV