Collectivum XXVIII (Special Release 2017)
Added on Saturday, Jan 5, 2019 at 09:37 AM
  Bottler: Diageo
  Age: N/A Type: Scotch
  Vintage: 2017 Subtype: Vatted Malt
  ABV: 57.30 % Region:
  Price: N/A Availability: Specialty Stores

Collectivum XXVIII is a blend of all 28 operational single malt distilleries currently owned by Diageo: Auchroisk, Benrinnes, Blair Athol, Caol Ila, Cardhu, Clynelish, Cragganmore, Dailuaine, Dalwhinnie, Dufftown, Glendullan, Glen Elgin, Glenkinchie, Glenlossie, Glen Ord, Glen Spey, Inchgower, Knockando, Lagavulin, Linkwood, Mannochmore, Mortlach, Oban, Roseisle, Royal Lochnagar, Strathmill, Talisker, and Teaninich.


Collectivum was named Jim Murray's Scotch Vatted Malt of the Year in his 2019 Whisky Bible.

Member Ratings and Notes

n: cinnamon baked apple, rye bread dough, and milk chocolate.


t: cocoa powder and lemon custard. It runs a bit hot and sharp but quickly goes into multiple layers of flavor - heavy malt, geen apple, and chocolate. Middle has mint, apple sauce, and oak. Finish goes to black pepper corn, mushroom, with some raw vegetal notes, and overall - completely savory.


I didn’t know what to think when I received this whisky sample, but it is really nice and very delicious. Honestly it is great and ticks all the boxes of what make a “great scotch”. If there is a negative - it’s that ALL the boxes are checked and too many things are going on. It’s a straight-up whisky cacophany, but it works! Thank you RC.

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