Review–SMWS 26.98 Lively as an electric acrobat–Clynelish 10 yo

Time for some more SMWS , this time with a 10 year old Clynelish with this very nice name (we’re used to those from the SMWS, aren’t we?). The facts are : 1st Fill Ex-Bourbon Barrel , 10 year aging, bottled at a nice 60.5% abv ,and destined for the NZ market (so says whiskybase).  Some people will think a 10 year old whisky can’t be excellent, but this is a good example of how a relatively young whisky, can rock.

SMWS 26.98 Lively as an Electric Acrobat , 10 yo , Clynelish, 60.5%SMWS_generic

Nose: starts fresh with lemon zest, Pepper and nice waxy hints that are quite in line with what one could expect from a Clynelish. There’s also a sweet note,  honey and fragrant wood.

Palate : that’s a very potent palate. Full of lovely pepper,  citrus and wood, coconut and chilly. Vanilla, chocolate and some caramelized Biscuits and dine delicious wood. Great wood here for such a young dram. Lovely.

Finish: Sweet,waxy, with a touch of white chocolate.

Big bold rich, and fabulous. A dram to my liking! a lovely Clynelish. Keep them coming!

Score: 89/100

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