Th term "claymore" is from the Scottis Gaelic for "great sword", and it's an ancient style of Scottish sword used by the Highlanders. This wonderful blended whisky was created in its honour.
smells and tastes like alcohol ...
Forgot to rate it, my rating reflects the fact it's a blend and it's cheap. Compared to a single malt it would be a solid 1, I haven't tried a malt that I would rate below this... but for the fact it's a blend and it's cheap, it gets a 3 and half, it's high up there in then blends, never had Money's Shoulder so I can't say how it'd compare to a quality blend, but better than most of the regular blends.
25th October 2014
Not much of a fan of blends, not being a snob, if find most blends are a bit too sweet for me... I haven't tried that many, but most of the big UK brands seem to go that way (In my humbled opinion). I have recently moved to the UAE and I have a local alcohol store that is stocked in the "finest" Indian blends, I wanted to give on of them a try as they're priced at about £3 for two 75cl bottles, but they guy in the shop said that I wouldn't enjoy them and to try Claymore which is priced at £8.50 for two litre bottles, I took him up on the recommendation and have never looked back, it's by no means a fine whiskey, but it is a lot more enjoyable than most of then blends I have tried... although I have to agree with people saying it's a little rough, it's not a delicate refined taste, but it is tasty and there is no sweetness there. It'll do as a stop gap while they money is still being spent on furniture!
25th October 2014
Love this whisky. Very easy to drink and lovely on the palate.
5th October 2014
...by which I mean that you find not at the bar but in a hospital. With both the nose and the palate there's this overwhelming alcoholic smell and taste (like vodka but less clean) that effectively dispels whatever whisky-ish after the first few seconds. I wonder what they've blended this from.
16th February 2014
Whelst, I kinda like whisky, and whiskey, but Claymore is smoothe, clean, and uninhibited. It delivers. But, I am a blended fan. I kinda take to Islay malt, but hey, a dram or two, sways the heart and soul. Claymore, I could sell to Scotsmen.
A story. Whenst visiting Edinburgh, I asked in a bar? Have you a pool table?
The reply. "We don't play pool here laddie, We drink"
Arhhh. The Scot. Bless.
28th October 2013
Just got this as an early fathers day gift..I dont usualy drink whiskey because it strangly makes my shoulders hurt and feel abit odd..But this stuff must be really well made and clean because i felt great and the next morning felt fine too. Will definatly buy again.Going to polish the rest off tonite,Cheers