Clynelish has long been a favourite distillery or mine: the trademark waxy notes, the abundance of american oak maturation and the powerful flavour have meant it is the one distillery which I have always had a bottle of, ever since I got into whisky. However, lately I’ve been neglecting it a bit. For about 6 months the only bottle I had was a closed one (it still is, btw). So when whiskybroker, the Robin Hood of independent bottlers, announced they were bringing out an 18yo Clynelish for a very reasonable price it did not take me long to scramble for my creditcard and place an order. Continue reading
For my first tasting notes on this brand spanking new blog I thought I’d start with a brand spanking new bottle (bottled less than 2 months ago). The below notes are written based on the first 3 drams out of the bottle (spread over 2 evenings).