Clynelish 14 Year Single Malt Scotch Whisky
Yellow gold. Light candle wax, with some sugar. A faint floral fragrance. The body is firm, light to medium. Pleasant creamy mouthfeel; maritime generally. Some salt, dryish yet an attractive, even slightly bitter finish.
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The initial aroma is large, biscuity and grainy sweet; the aroma then becomes more sugar biscuit-like and a touch salty. Palate entry finds generous and malty-sweet flavors; by midpalate distinctive notes of black pepper, seaweed, oaky vanilla, honey and dark caramel are added. Finishes elegantly, sweetly and malty, with just a barely discernable influence of the sea. Best Buy.
Range: 90-95 Points
The original Clynelish was established in 1819 by the Marquess of Stafford to create a market for the barley produced on his lands. Across the road is the Clynelish we know today, which was built in 1968 to make room for the larger, more modern neighbor. Old Clynelish lived on as Brora for a time, before closing in the early 80s.
Clynelish Distillery is located on the East coast of Sutherland, around one hour north of Inverness on the scenic North Coast 500 route. With beautiful views of the North Sea and the hills to the north - where the Clynemilton burn runs over seams of gold in the rock. With this water, Clynelish distillery produces a fruity, waxy, slightly smoky, sea-spicy single malt.