Dram Review: The Perfect Dram Clynelish Aged 23 Years

[49.7%・23 Years Old・Distilled in 1989・Bottled in 2012・The Perfect Dram Bottling・Limited Release of 229 Bottles]

Nose:

Waxy and fruity, crisp apple brushed with golden syrup.  There is a buttery goodness that leads to a French patisserie note, the slight saltiness is particularly inviting.

Palate & Finish:

Succulent orchard fruits with the satisfyingly fine layer of wax followed by buttery vanilla.  The wonderfully vibrant fruits flow through with just a splash of ginger flowers and spices chiming in to shape the delivery.

A crisp lager note floats on, lingering saltiness and creaminess..

Thoughts:

We probably don’t appreciate a well executed malt nearly enough these days.. and I’m glad I got to sample this dram. Quite frankly this exceeded my expectation, it played out exactly as I’d hope it would, down to how it integrates those finer distillery signatures; delicious dram, lovely body..

☆☆ [Highly Recommended]

-Nicholas

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