Whisky Type: Blended Malt
Region: All (blend)
Barrels used in the Aging: Various
Bottle Size: 700ml
Diageo, the owners of most of the best distilleries in Scotland and beyond, usually only do business in single malt. So you can imagine the worldwide surprise when they announced that they would be releasing their blended Collectivum XXVIII bottle in 2019. XXVIII is 28 - for those of us who don’t possess a degree in Latin - the number of different distilleries they used to process the blend, including Glen Ord, Royal Lochnagar, Caol Ila and Lagavulin to name but few. And it more than lives up to the hype!
Flavour Profile: Nose
Although the overall aroma is knit tightly, ginger tones do instantly emerge, paving the way for delicately perfumed tonic, autumnal leaves & a note of toffee. Over time, more herbal keys are played alongside a sprinkle of mint.
Flavour Profile: Palate
Delicately weighted bites of aniseed and caramel provide an intensely enjoyable creamy mouthfeel. There are magical combinations of allspice and clove that never threaten to overwhelm.
Flavour Profile: Finish
Warm spices and buttery pastry carry through a medium length finish with light, swirling smoke.