There ain’t much old Clynelish out there. What is out there is normally crazy expensive but get good reviews.
This one is an old Clynelish. This one was crazy expensive (50cl bottles remember). And was very graciously given by Dave at That Boutique-y again (many thanks).
Clynelish 24 TBWC 49.7%
Nose: Light and delicate, lemon, heady perfume, sea salt, vanilla, beeswax and coffee, very light wood smoke and some oily wax.
Taste: Very dry, oak then light with perfume and beeswax, pine, outdoorsy woodland walk (Is it just me, or are my notes getting more subjective and pretentious?) then lots of salt and oily wax comes in.
Finish: Long. Very oily, lots of white pepper, lots of very dry oak and chalk.
Is it nice Clynelish? Yes. But felt like the oak has gotten the better of it just a little. It’s restrained and nose is a little light for me. Also, I’m not a fan of the label on this one.
Average Score: 79.5
Distillery Ranking: 10th/65 places
Up/Down: 10>12 (Down 2)
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Network Average: 75.0
Best Score: 94
Worst Score: 12
60-64 Just About OK
65-69 Ok to Good
75-79 Very Good
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