McClellands


I work in the retail liquor business in Florida and a couple of bottles came in.
They are labeled McClelland's and "Single Malt". They come in attractive cardboard tubes with artwork.
The only specifications are Islay for one bottle and Highland for the other.
I tasted them. They are both very good and drinkable even though there is no source noted and no age claimed.
The Islay had considerable smoke and a little vanilla and a hint of iodine.
The Highland was sweet, lightly peated and decent.
The price? 17.99 for the Highland and 19.99 for the Islay.
This is a no-brainer as an everyday affordable single malt. I have no idea how long they will be available or whether this is a limited issue.
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Hidden Draggin - Gilbert Hansford
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Hidden Draggin

A little googling shows:
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Hidden Draggin - Gilbert Hansford
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Hidden Draggin

Hello, HD. The McClellands has been available where I live at least 10 to 15 years, so it's not going to disappear as long as your shop's owners choose to keep buying it. And yes, the price is right. The only one I'm familiar with is the McClelland's Islay, which is unmistakably a young Bowmore. I don't like it very much, but then I'm not a big Bowmore fan. I do keep a bottle around most of the time in case I want to add a little peat and smoke to a malt or blend I'm not very happy with.
cheers. bill
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bill van

Same in NC. We have been getting McClellands for many years. It's a good low-end malt. The Islay is a young (6 yrs?) Bowmore. The Lowland is an Auchentochen. Can't remember what the Highland is, perhaps a Glen Garioch??
I believe the McClellans line is owned by the Japanese firm of SunTory.
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cciaffone

Ontario from time to time, and it's excellent. It's in the good company of The Ileach, Finlaggan and Smokehead, all inexpensive young south Islays with similar profiles that are among my favourite malts. I am thoroughly respectful of the more mature Islays, but I love the fiery young ones. They're right in your face, like a cheerful drunk in the kitchen at a good house party.
Cheers.
bill
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bill van

years since my family emigrated), but I still read it and understand spoken Dutch.
I found your video very informative. I may try to convince the British Columbia liquor distribution branch to order the Dun Bheagans. There are not nearly enough quality budget-priced malts available around here.
Oh, and your Dutch is excellent. My ear is no longer trained, but I detected little or no accent. How long have you lived there? ... Oh, never mind. I just had a look at your website. More than 30 years.
Cheers.
bill
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bill van

Excellent, Jock. Work that consists of being given single malts, tasting them and talking/writing about them sounds very rewarding to me.
I know what you mean with regard to the language. I can still pronounce "Achtentachtig kacheltjes" without hurting myself.
Proost.
Bill (or Wim, as my mother still calls me)
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bill van

"Jacues Loofjes" skrev i melding news: snipped-for-privacy@4ax.com...
And I thought from your name that you probably were Belgian - with a French Christian name and a Flemish surname!?
Anders
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Anders Tørneskog

Don't think this is a limited edition. They are available at a local shop here.
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/ About Us 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.
"Hidden Draggin" schreef in bericht news:hop798$dtv$ snipped-for-privacy@news.eternal-september.org... > I work in the retail liquor business in Florida > and a couple of bottles came in. > > They are labeled McClelland's and "Single > Malt". They come in attractive cardboard tubes > with artwork. > > The only specifications are Islay for one > bottle and Highland for the other. > > I tasted them. They are both very good > and drinkable even though there is no > source noted and no age claimed. > > The Islay had considerable smoke and > a little vanilla and a hint of iodine. > > The Highland was sweet, lightly peated > and decent. > > The price? 17.99 for the Highland and > 19.99 for the Islay. > > This is a no-brainer as an everyday affordable > single malt. I have no idea how long they > will be available or whether this is a limited issue. > > > -- > Hidden Draggin - Gilbert Hansford > CEO of the Brown and Mushy Corporation >
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