Review #492. Clan MacGregor

Review #492 | /r/Scotch Review #177 – Clan MacGregor

The Schtick: This is a bottom shelf, blended scotch whiskey. I should be truthful here and let you all know I only suffered through half of this bottle. In the early Spring, the r/whiskonsin boys and I had a bottom shelf blends contest to see who could find the top of the flops, the best of the worst. This is leftover from that. Half the bottle has gone into odd frankenstein projects or cocktail blends. Only half was consumed for the purpose of attempting a quality review.

Distiller: Kininvie

Bottler: Clan MacGregor

ABV: 40% ABV

Age: NAS

Source: Bottle

Nose: Ethanol, grain, honey. Young grainy notes, faint wet cardboard. Sickly sweet.

Taste: Thin with some ethanol. Young apples, pears vanilla and honey. It’s very sweet in a young distillate sort of way.

Finish: Short and astringent. Sweet, faint fruitiness, some almonds.

Overall: Honestly, I expected far worse. This is certainly bad, but oddly drinkable. I wouldn’t drink a lot of it, but this might not make the worst scotch cocktail.

Thanks for reading!

Rank: 3


1 | Disgusting | So bad I poured it out.

2 | Poor | I wouldn’t consume by choice.

3 | Bad | Multiple flaws.

4 | Sub-par | Not bad, but many things I’d rather have.

5 | Good | Good, just fine.

6 | Very Good | A cut above.

7 | Great | Well above average

8 | Excellent | Really quite exceptional.

9 | Incredible | An all time favorite

10 | Perfect | Perfect

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