Clynelish 2005 , {G&M for TWE}

Time for some more TWE exclusives for their 20th anniversary, and we’ll be starting with a sure bet of a Clynelish from G&M

this whisky comes from a single refill sherry hogshead of spirit distilled at Clynelish. The cask was filled in 2005 and bottled on 26 June 2019 at 14 years old.

Clynelish 200514 Year Old Connoisseurs Choice for TWE , 51.8% , £94.95

Nose: deep and luscious with baked caramelized apple, dark fruit and wild flower honey, with touches of ripe orange and some salty caramel, a bit nutty as well, and herbal.

Palate:  while the palate is sweet fruity and herbal, this is certainly deeper , darker and somber, but in a nice way – starting with black tea and tobacco leaves, dark chocolate with candied oranges peel, and some sherry tannins as well, which kicks in later on . a nice cinnamon and spice touch, and more candied orange. very nice stuff.

Finish:  dark chocolate, and toffee’d apples.

Conclusion : Very good stuff indeed, and deeper than Expected, quite somber and sweet. Good sherry influence, and not too tanny or over-sweet. A good buy for winter.

Score: 88/100

Available online on the Whisky Exchange Shop

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