The Whisky Classic Malts™ Coastal Collection Gift Pack 3x20cl
Whichever of the Classic Malts™ you select, you taste Scotland's finest malt whisky. Your coastal Classic Malts journey begins, as you sail to Islay and the tiny bay that hides Caol Ila. Then, journey north, just as the Clyde 'puffers' used to do, to the Isle of Skye and the loch-side setting of Talisker. After which, cruise around Scotland's far north Clynelish, on the storm-lashed shores of Sutherland.
Caol Ila 12-Year-Old - 43% vol Pale straw; the light, fruity nose fresh and appetizing, with a wisp of smoke, almonds, and yes, oilskins! Firm, smooth, and light-bodied. Sweet at first, then fragrantly smoky and lightly salty in a balanced taste, smoothly leading on to a lingering, sweet-smoky finish that's often likened to the dying embers of a beach bonfire. Sublime smoke.
Talisker 10-Year-Old - 46% vol Brilliant gold; powerful peat-smoke on the nose, with a seawater salty-sweetness. Full-bodied. Rich, dried-fruit sweetness and clouds of smoke on the palate, with strong barley-malt flavours. Smoky-sweet and powerful, with an explosion of pepper at the back of the mouth, followed by a huge, long, warming and peppery finish. Sweet thunder.
Clynelish 14-Year-Old - 45.8% vol Yellow gold; the sweet, light, waxy nose has a faint floral fragrance that grows to suggest scented candle wax, dried flowers on the beach, and brown sugar. Firm, light to medium-bodied. Smooth and creamy mouthfeel, with maritime notes always present. Salty-dry, with an attractive, crisp sea-air finish. Deliciously drinkable.