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McClelland's Speyside Single Malt

Cherry Juice

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@markjedi1Review by @markjedi1

9th Apr 2016


McClelland's Speyside Single Malt
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  • Finish
  • Balance
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Okay, my theory hits a brick wall here. For is Morrison-Bowmore is indeed the supplier for the Islay (Bowmore), Highland (Glen Garioch) and Lowland (Auchentoshan), then which Speyside malt did they lay their hands on for this expression. Hmmm. There is nothing for it but tasting, I suppose?

The mildly prickly nose offers mostly honey, barley sugars, ferns and mint. Some wild flowers kick in, melon and Seville oranges. Cherry juice. This is not half bad.

The body is much too light to my taste. It starts off sweet, but the fruit is quickly overtaken by grasses, flowers and a bit of vinegar. Hmm, not bad, but far from great.

It goes downhill in the medium long finish. The balance is completely gone. Sour and sweet go head-to-head while the spices start to scream. Oak at the death.

The nose was okay, but then it all went south quickly. Clearly a very young Speysider.

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