Cardhu 16 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky & Clynelish 16 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky Four Corners of Scotland Collection

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Released in 2020 as part of Diageo’s Four Corners of Scotland Collection, these expressions - a Cardhu 16 Year Old and a Clynelish 16 Year Old - are fantastic examples of Diageo’s smaller distilleries.

The Four Corners of Scotland Collection

Made up of a limited run of four bottlings, this collection from Diageo celebrates four different distilleries from four regions across Scotland. This includes Clynelish (Highlands), Caol Ila (Islay), Glenkinchie (Lowlands) and Cardhu (Speyside). Each of these malts is intrinsic to the making of the Johnny Walker blend, one of the most well known and loved malts around the world.

The collection is a wonderful showcase of how good these single malts are. The distilleries themselves aren’t perhaps the best known on the market but this collection gives them a platform and allows their brilliance to shine through.

Each bottling is a unique look at the brilliant malts produced in the different regions of Scotland. The Four Corners of Scotland Collection is a journey through these regions and an invitation to taste the best from each of them.

Tasting notes for Clynelish 16 Year Old Single Malt Highland Scotch Whisky

Bottle cost: £195.00

Matured in American oak hogsheads, this wonderful Single Malt Scotch hails from the highlands.

The nose is waxy and mellow with gentle notes of honey and oak wood. It has bright earth tones that go beautifully with the oak.

The palate has notes of tropical fruit, giving it a nice tang against the softer earth notes. The oak wood comes through well, with a hint of vanilla sweetness.

The finish is full of honey and caramel notes.

Tasting notes for Clynelish 16 Year Old Single Malt Highland Scotch Whisky

Bottle cost: £150.00

Matured in American oak casks that have been freshly charred, there is a lovely smoky note throughout.

The nose opens with rich vanilla and oak notes. Smoke appears, with hints of charcoal and light touches of florals.

The palate is fruitier and brings in lovely orchard notes. Fresh cut grass and blossom comes through, going perfectly with the earthy qualities of the smoke.

The finish is bold and full of vanilla, oak wood and a dash of peppery spice.

This new collection is a really exciting chance to explore some of Diageo’s smaller distilleries and learn more about the malt that goes into their legendary Johnny Walker.

Have you tried any of the Four Corner of Scotland Collection? Let us know your thoughts in the comments!

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