Clan Campbell 8 Year Old Malt Scotch
The Clan Campbell 8 Year Old Scotch whisky has been the most popular premium whiskey in France in recent years. It brings together the best of Scotch grains with a malt base. It is matured in oak casks for eight years. This lends the blend a warm hue, a peaty smokiness and almost creamy smoothness. This blend has 40% AVB and stands out among its contemporaries.
The naming of the blend has a rather interesting story behind it. While the Campbells are one of the most prominent bloodlines in the Scottish Highlands, it is still a matter of mystery how the name came to be associated with the blended scotch. It probably came into being once Forbes Macgregor & Co. became S. Campbell & Sons in 1937.
26th April 2017
Clan Campbell 8 Year Old Malt Scotch Tasting Notes
A prominent malty aroma, with hints of creamy caramel toffee, honey, walnut, oak and cedar. There are vague hints of citrus, and dried herbs as well.
A subtle sweetness, balanced with woody textures and fruity aftertaste.
Warm, lingering smoothness ending with drier notes.
A lush, smooth, and full-bodied scotch with faint hints of spice.
Gorgeous, deep amber
It has a warm texture, with the nuttiness of hazelnuts, a bitter-sweet mix of caramel toffee, and a smokiness that lingers from the oak casks.
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Clan Campbell Scotch
Clan Campbell is a whisky born and bred in Scotland, a country renowned for the purity of its water, and is blended from the finest grain and malt whiskies. Made in the Highlands, it ages for at least three years in oak casks. Today, the brand is the leading premium whisky in France. Since the middle ages, the Clan Campbell, with its roots in the North of Scotland, has been the greatest of the clans. In 1266, Sir Colin Campbell proved himself the King of Scotland’s mightiest champion when facing the English invader. From that time onwards, the Duke of Argyll, chief of the Clan Campbell, has carried the title of “MacCailein Mor”, or son of the Great Colin. The brand has been marketed in France since 1984.
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