Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Clynelish 21 Show Bottling Review [London has Fallen]

Hi everyone,

Another one of the ‘Art of Whisky’ bottlings from The Whisky Exchange Show today. These labels were really cool and it’s a shame I didn’t really get a chance to try the others from the set. Along with the Springbank, this was the other one people were really raving about and of course sold out very quickly.
The idea is that this whisky shows off the art of distillation. What better distillery than Clynelish to really show that off, eh?
 
Clynelish 21 TWE Show 2017 56.1%
Colour: Gold
Body: Medium/Full
Nose: Austere, mineral, slightly chalky lemon, bit of pineapple, slightly sooty (which I sometimes taste in Clynelish but haven't smelt before).
Taste: Sour arrival, lovely sour lemon, orange, lovely orange actually, chalky, oily, powdered milk?, dry.
Finish: Medium length. Some salt and dry oak.
Yeah, a really good cask of Clynelish. A slight lactic note in the development knocks it off kilter but doesn’t really interfere too much.
82/100

Thanks for reading!

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