Project Description


The whiskies of the Very Cloudy range are bottled from small batches of between two and five casks.

Reduced to 43% (40% in Europe), un-chillfiltered and with no colouration, this remarkable range reveals a rich and highly aromatic profile. In the glass they are, as the name suggests, cloudy in appearance.

For an authentic tasting experience these whiskies can be enjoyed at room temperature, or chilled in order to highlight the cloudy effect.

Very Cloudy Bottle
Very Cloudy

Launched in September 2005, the Very Cloudy range is a variant of ‘The Un-chillfiltered Collection’.

It was the tasting of an official 14-year-old Bladnoch, unfiltered and bottled at 40%, that gave rise to this unique range. Beyond its cloudy appearance, this single malt had a highly developed aromatic palate and a surprisingly oily texture for a whisky diluted to 40%. This favourite led La Maison du Whisky to develop a range of single malts diluted to 40% and not chill-filtered.

Coming from a single drum, the whiskies in the Very Cloudy range are also not chill-filtered. The difference is in degree of alcohol. They are generally bottled at 40% instead of 46%, while those available in South Africa are bottled at 43%.


The current trend in the whisky world is towards whiskies bottled at 46% or above. Below that, many often perceive them as bland, or even watery.

However, as the new Very Cloudy range demonstrates, the notion of pleasure is not proportional to the degrees of alcohol.

The lower degree of Very Cloudy, which makes these single malts more accessible, is more than compensated for by the pleasing oily texture that contributes to their richness.

The cloudy appearance of these whiskies comes from the oils suspended in the spirit, all carrying aromas, which were not removed by filtration. Instead, they have been left in the bottle to provide additional drinking enjoyment.

It is recommended to consume these single malts between 10º-15ºC and, if necessary, to gently shake the bottle so that the oils present in the whisky are evenly dispersed. Enjoy in moderation.