Ardgowan, Clydebuilt Sailmaker -
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Distillery/Brand - Ardgowan
Bottler - Ardgowan
Expression - Clydebuilt Sailmaker
Spirit - Blended Malt Whisky
Volume - 70cl
Alcohol - 48% ABV
Cask - first fill Oloroso sherry
Non Chill Filtered
Clydebuilt is a collection of limited edition whiskies blended and released over five years by Ardgowan Distillery. Sailmaker is the third whisky in the series (released August 2022) and is a blend of single malts from Speyside, Lowland and Highland matured in Oloroso sherry casks. This sumptuous dram was created by Master Whisky Maker Max McFarlane (previous lead whisky maker at Edrington, including Highland Park).
Nose: peppery with an intriguing balance of dried spices, stone fruits, fresh nectarines, choclate truffles and seville orange marmalade.
Palate: relaxes slowly to reveal a long-lasting butterscotch, marzipan, mangoes, and a hint of vanilla.
Finish: rich sherry pervades - raisins and spice.