Maclean's Nose Blended Scotch 700ml
Blended Scotch whisky produced at Ardnamurchan Distillery in Glenbeg (Western Highlands)
Comprises a high component of malt whisky (70%), sourced from Ardnamurchan Distillery (peated & unpeated) as well as a non-disclosed Campbeltown distillery
Grain whisky distilled at a non-disclosed Lowlands distillery
Aged in ex-bourbon barrels and hogsheads and a high proportion of ex-sherry hogsheads; non-age statement
Seven-grain toast with butter greets the nose accompanied by streusel topping, chamomile, and a hint of sea air; on the palate, apple pie filling mingles with black pepper and a spike of brine with lashings of peat and orange oil continuing through the finish
Label is sustainably produced from crushed barley and displays a QR code leading to further information about the brand and blend
Awarded Best in Class, Blend Category, 2023 Whiskies of the World
No added coloring
Non-chill filtered; 46% ABV
Ardnamurchan Distillery applies the same thoughtful approach to blending used in balancing its single malts to this self-described “rugged, west coast, old-style blend,” named in honor of both the headland of the Camus nan Geall inlet located near the distillery (known locally as Maclean’s Nose), and Ardnamurchan’s own contributing mentor and head “nose”, Charles Maclean, who is widely acknowledged as one of Scotch’s top whisky authorities.
The high-malt content and marked sherry influence in this blend make it a noteworthy addition to any whisky shelf, but its approachability in both profile and price relay a refreshing lack of preciousness; simply put, this is a very tasty whisky that should be enjoyed now and often thereafter.