Collectivum XXVIII 2017 Special Release 57.3% 700ml
Collectivum XXVIII Whisky 700ml
The blend to end all blends? Collectivum XXVIII is a blend of all 28 operational single malt distilleries currently owned by Diageo – hence ‘XXVIII’ in the name, which is 28 in Roman numerals.
A complex of aromas and flavours in which the well-integrated whole exceeds the sum of the parts. Enjoying real depth, the palate runs all the way from dry and nutty to rich and chocolatey, with zestiness and sweetness; it's a well-balanced blend of carefully selected tastes that's refreshing & very easy to drink with a drop of water.
Nose: Surprisingly mild in feel. The overall aroma is tightly integrated: spicy-sweet and fruity, combining spiky green leaves and dog roses with autumnal forests, toffee and rich vanilla sauce. The greenness comes to dominate, although the sour notes are tempered by sweet brown butter and a slice of candied fruit.
Palate: A balance of sweetness, acidity and tannic dryness. Nuts and spice lead, with hazelnuts and almonds joined by bitter walnuts and hot cinnamon. Sweetness builds behind, with candy, barley sugar and sharp candied lemons.
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