Glen Garioch Distillery, Oldmeldrum, Highlands, Scotland
I'm back today at the bottom of the pyramid with a small entry-level expression found in Maine, the McClelland's Highland Single Malt.
McClelland's is a company owned by Morrison Bowmore Distillers (who are now part of the group Beam Suntory) that bottles a variety of single malts to represent the major producing regions of Scotland. In my previous articles I touched on that of Speyside as well as the only one available in SAQ, that of theIslay.
If we play the detective, we can speculate on the provenance of these single malts. Assuming that McClelland's only bottles malts belonging to him, we can assume that today's expression is a young Glen Garioch.
During one of his visits to Quebec, I asked Iain McCallum, the ambassador of Morrison Bowmore, to enlighten me on the provenance of McClelland's expressions, but for reasons of confidentiality and marketing, he politely refuse.
When a woman hires a private investigator to follow her husband, it is first to find out what other women can find for him.
Tint of neutral caramel.
Vanilla and barley sugar hide hay and safe fruit. Lemon peel with a hint of varnish. A bit of walnut and scrotum sweat.
A little watery with a weak vanilla and some citrus fruits. rotten apples with a little metallic aftertaste.
Bitter, short and dry. Spicy and metallic. I would not want it longer than that.
Not so horrible that anyone who tried it before me reported it. The basic spirit seems to have a small redeeming side, while it seems to me that it may be poor quality casks that have spoiled the sauce.
Note: ★★ ★ ★ ★