The Classic Malts of Scotland range was introduced in 1988 by UD (United Distillers), predecessor of Diageo.
It was a selection of six single malt whiskies from the company portfolio, the most representative to the regions of whisky production. The “regions” in the range varied from the official Scotch Whisky Association classifications allowing the company to include more Scotches to the list (neither UD nor Diageo ever owned a distillery in Campbeltown). The Classic Malts of Scotland range was a tremendous success; in fact it initiated the current popularity of single malts. The set presented here consists of three expressions showing a “gentle” side of Classic Malts.
Dalwhinnie 15 years old represents Highlands and is a smooth and subtly smoky whisky with a heathery honey finish and a touch of peat.
Glenkinchie 12 years old represents Lowlands; it is a soft, aromatic dram with fresh grassy sweetness and hints of lemon balanced with herbal, drying finish.
Oban 14 years old from Western Highlands is a very elegant whisky combining fruity style of Highlands with maritime style of Islands.