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Ardgowan "Clydebuilt Sailmaker" 48% Blended Scotch Whisky 70cl

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Some of the greatest ships in the world were built on the Clyde, and the phrase ‘Clydebuilt’ came to capture this tradition of building with precision, integrity and pride. Clydebuilt Whisky is a limited edition collection of meticulously crafted whiskies inspired by this tradition.

Clydebuilt Sailmaker is the third bottling in this award-winning series, limited edition series. Ardgowan’s master whisky maker, Max McFarlane, says: “I think Sailmaker is the Clydebuilt Collection’s best whisky yet. It is our first time incorporating Lowland whisky alongside Speyside and Highland single malts, which adds significant depth and richness to the flavour profile.”

Sailmaker is a blend of six distinctive single malt whiskies from Highland, Speyside and Lowland distilleries, specially created by Master Whisky Maker Max McFarlane. Matured in first-fill Oloroso Sherry casks.

No added colour and non chill-filtered.


ABV 48%

Net weight: 1.7kg

Tasting Notes

Nose: Peppery, with an intriguing balance of dried spices, stone fruits, fresh nectarines, chocolate truffles, and Seville orange marmalade.

Palate: Relaxes slowly to reveal long-lasting butterscotch, marzipan, mangoes, and a hint of vanilla essence.

Finish: Rich sherry pervades, raisins and spice.

Ardgowan Distillery

Great Single Malt Scotch whisky requires four ingredients: fresh spring water, malted barley, yeast and, of course, time. Ardgowan Distillery is a group of Scotch Whisky enthusiasts who feel that many distilleries, often because of pressure from shareholders, are in too much of a rush to get their spirit to market. That’s why they came together to form The Ardgowan Distillery Company - an independent whisky maker with a respect for tradition, a passion for innovation, and a firm commitment to giving every drop of spirit the time that it takes to make a good whisky great.

The Ardgowan estate is the site of a natural spring which provides water of exceptional purity and sweetness. It is also close to the sea and the warming effects of the Gulf Stream. All of which makes it the perfect place to produce an exceptional Single Malt with distinctive maritime characteristics.

Whilst they await completion of their flagship state-of-the-art carbon-negative distillery and the first distillation of their own spirit in 2024, they are sourcing and laying down Malt Whisky from all across Scotland. They select the casks and carefully curate them, only bottling when ready, at a minimum of 46% ABV, natural colour and not chill-filtered. 

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