Shieldaig The Classic Blend
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  • malty
  • honey
  • fruit
  • peaty
  • smoky
  • bitter
  • vanilla
  • toffee
  • almonds

Shieldaig

The Classic Blend (0.7l, 40%)
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Character Goatson
A blended Whis-kay for each and every day.

The story goes that Ian Macleod was the immortal warrior Highlander's second cousin, twice removed... Just kidding. While they share the same clan name, the first isn't in the business of wielding swords and aerating the family jewels, but rather quality spirits. Ian Macleod Distillers is the home of many a brand including Glengoyne, Tamdhu, Isle of Skye, King Robert II, etc. The family-owned op has fought battles of its own, though. They've kept quality over quantity in the face of adversity — the big and bloated corporations, that is.

The accessible selection of Scotches that they've gathered under the banner of Shieldaig is named for the picturesque loch and nearby town. "Shieldaig" comes from Old Norse and stands for "The Loch of the Herring", but the place is more than just a fisherman's holiday getaway. Shieldaig 'The Classic' Blend is bottled there from a selection of malt & grain Whiskies and it's a well-balanced, pleasant, and easy everyday drinker. 
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Appearance / Color
Deep gold

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Sherry and fruit notes abound on the nose and are followed by fruit notes, vanilla and toffee. Hints of peat, almonds, and brine round out the bunch.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
It's creamy, rich, slightly oily, and smooth on the palate with malty notes, honey, and fruit.

Finish
Finishes medium with a dash of peat smoke and a whisper of bitterness. 
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  • malty
  • honey
  • fruit
  • peaty
  • smoky
  • bitter
  • vanilla
  • toffee
  • almonds
Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
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Dog Dogson's Smartass corner
Character Dogson
Single malt stands for around 10% of the Scotch market. This is a malt containing only one grain, legally required to be barley in Scotland, and made at a single distillery.

A blended Scotch is a combination of different malts from different distilleries. It is typically made from grain Whisky but does include malt Whisky to give it a more complex body.
First-class Whiskies are taxed not only by the state but also by the angels. This refers to the 4% of Whisky that evaporates from the barrels every year, a phenomenon known as the angel’s share.
Categories of Scotch Whisky: Single malt, Blended malt (formerly called Vatted malt), blended, single grain and blended grain Scotch.
Whisky distilling goes way back to 1494 when the first recorded batch was made by a posse of monks who acquired about 60 gallons of barley and decided to turn it into "aqua vitae". They created the first 1,500 bottles of Scotch in History.
Whisky or Whiskey? The spelling differs geographically. In Scotland, Japan, and some other parts of the world, distilleries usually spell it Whisky; in Ireland and the USA, they spell it Whiskey.
Beer and malt Whisky seem to have quite a bit in common. Both drinks begin with malted barley, which deliver the enzymes and sugars needed for fermentation when steeped in hot water. The two go their separate ways at the wash stage, where they're fermented or aged to become the adult beverages you know and love.
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