ABV: 40 %
Origin: Scotland unspecified
Bottles in collection: 0
Emptied bottles: 1
Nose: This is harsh and slightly unpleasant. It starts out with a very heavy and rough dose of the grain spirit. When it settles it turns over to malt and a feint butterscotch character. It’s also got a metallic smell to it. It’s basically one-dimensional and doesn’t produce any other detectable aromas. This is a bad nose.
Mouth: It starts out very sweet and mild with the slightly bitter and artificial butterscotch note up front. It still leans heavily towards the unpleasant grain spirit. There is a slight hint of dried out grey oak planks in the background.
Finish: An immidiate drop in flavour makes everything just disappear. All that’s left is the dry and bitter oakiness and a taste of the ethanol. This is not a good whisky and it shouldn’t be consumed neat. The entire thing is a bit muted and the whole is not very protruding, which makes it a good choice for mixing; If hiding the whisky flavours is the goal.
The Cluny brand is owned by Whyte & McKay. It’s supposed to contain up to 30 different malt and grain whiskies from Scotland.