Whisky Review: Clynelish Distillery’s Edition 2012

Style: Honey and Light Sherry Nose: Sherry notes on the drier side, plums and black licorice, followed by a refreshing pour of grape juice. Air-dried barley glimmering with malt syrup, then we have a thicker, pleasant aroma of roasted cornflakes with a hint of saltiness. Palate: Rose petals canon, reinforced sherry influence first touch on the…

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First Impression: Berry Bros & Rudd Clynelish 1997 Cask 6867

[55.3%・Distilled in 1997・Bottled in 2013・16 Years Old・Berry Bros & Rudd Bottling・Cask 6867・Single Cask Release] Nose: This one needs some breathing initially but once it sits for a while the old school sherry note surfaces.  Pu’erh tea with an underlying waxiness.  Caramel tart dressed freely with chocolate sauce and caramelized banana mush.  Hint of old dunnage…

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Whisky Review: Silver Seal Whisky is Classical Collection Clynelish “Elisir d’amore” 1993 22 Years Old

Style: Waxy and Spicy Nose: Very fresh and sweet on the first encounter, like a blend of mead and sauternes sweet wine. Pears, green apples and honey slightly masked by chilli shreds and chilli seeds. The core is rather elusive and does not feel like a usual Clynelish. Waxy tone ushered forward with another touch…

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Whisky Review: Signatory Vintage Clynelish 1996 Aged 18 Years (Cask hand picked by The Whisky Exchange)

Style: Light Sherry and Honey Wax Nose:  Strawberry and rhubarb jam pouring over smooth beeswax on the nose. Sweet figs simmering as a steel slate of mineral spices placed beneath. Black peppercorns, chilli growling while back on top we have lovely honey lemon tea flowing. Chocolate malt at the deepest core. Palate: Start from fragrant sweet…

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