Clan Denny is the name given by independent bottler Douglas Laing Ltd to its range of aged grains and two blended malt Scotch whiskies. The ‘Speyside’ version of Clan Denny blended malt contains Macallan, Glenrothes, Glen Grant, Mortlach and Longmorn whiskies, plus what a Laing spokesperson describes as “Two further sought-after Speyside malts whose names we have chosen not to reveal.”
Additionally, he notes that “We are not looking for uniformity in this small batch production – indeed, we seek the unique qualities brought to this small batch bottling by the ‘finger printing’ imparted on the malt from each selected cask.” The whisky is bottled at 46.7%abv and is un-chill filtered.
Tasting Notes: Clan Denny Small Batch Blended Speyside Malt Scotch Whisky
Color: Autumn gold
Nose/ Aroma: Pleasing blend of malt, milk chocolate, apple, biscuit, oak, vanilla and dried fruits
Mouthfeel/ body: Luscious and rounded
Taste: Honey, malt, vanilla, soft spice, gentle smoke and subtle oak. After adding a few drops of water or an ice cube: The smoke develops a little and honey notes are enhanced
Finish: Sweet and lingering