However the Campbell clan is one of the oldest and largest clans in Scotland, with over 14 million descendants around the globe.
The man behind the brand was wine merchant Samuel Rosenbloom, who moved into whisky trade and founded Forbes McGregor & Co. in 1933. In a matter of time he started calling himself Ross and then Campbell, and in 1948 he bought the Glasgow blender Muir Mackenzie & Co. About the same time Clan Campbell whisky entered the market. Pernod Ricard acquired the brand in 1974 and established a subsidiary company, Campbell Distillers, to produce it. The key malts in the blend are Glenallachie and Aberlour, while grain whisky is supplied by Strathclyde and Invergordon. The bottle presented here comes from the late 1990s.
Nose: fresh and slightly floral, summer meadow, sweet cereals, ripe apples and pears, vanilla, caramel and touch of peat.
Palate: light and sweet, caramel, vanilla, butterscotch, juicy apples, Mirabelle plums and a drop of golden syrup.
Finish: medium long, with notes of, caramel, toffee, cooked apples and dash of mixed spice.