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[16 Dec 2015 | No Comment | ]
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 …

Clynelish, Diageo, Featured, Headline, NAS, Special Release, Tasting Notes »

[17 Nov 2015 | One Comment | ]
Diageo Special Releases 2015–Part I–Clynelsih Select Reserve [NAS]

I was very lucky to have received this cool Special Releases sample pack from Diageo this year. I was totally not expecting it, as it landed in one cool box a couple of weeks ago. They have really outdid themselves with the design and packing, and they were smart enough as to put unsealed sample bottles , so the samples …

Clynelish, Featured, Headline, Sherry, Signatory, Tasting Notes, The Whisky Exchange »

[7 Jul 2015 | No Comment | ]
Clynelish 1996 , 18 yo Cask #6509 – Signatory Exclusive for TWE

After the superb Glenlivet 1981 I was keen on trying another of the newly released Signatory Exclusives,This time a younger Clynelish, in a refill sherry casks as well. we’re talking 55.5% here, distilled 28/6/1996 and bottled 8/4/2015 yielding 606 bottles , Natural color , NCF. Nice, right?
Clynelish 1996 , 18 yo Cask #6509 – Signatory Exclusive for TWE  , £79.95 …

BlackAdder, Clynelish, Featured, Headline, Independent Bottling, Tasting Notes »

[11 Mar 2015 | 2 Comments | ]
Clynelish 1996 [Blackadder] cask #8782

It’s a good rule of thumb not to base your opinion about a whisky based on a single tasting, at a given evening. It’s not always possible if you’re tasting a small sample that can’t be re-used, but It’s advisable if you have a generous sample, or a bottle. We’ve tasted this BA single cask last week with some friends, …

Clynelish, Featured, Headline, Sherry, Signatory, Single Cask, Tasting Notes »

[24 Feb 2015 | No Comment | ]
Clynelish 1996 18 yo cask 6514 [Signatory Vintage]

You never know what you’re going to get when you’re shopping single casks. Each cask is an enigma, and sometimes you score, sometimes you are disappointed. I was browsing WhiskyBase shop when I saw this Clynelish, aged in a refill sherry butt, that looked promising, and decided to get it for a future tasting I am leading. 590 bottles were …

Clynelish, Headline, Invergordon, Single Cask, Tasting Notes, Wemyss »

[21 Oct 2014 | No Comment | ]
A couple of Wemyss malts from the latest release–Invergordon and Clynelish

Three weeks ago or so Came another single casks release by one of my favorite independent bottlers : Wemyss. as always, each malt (or grain in this instance) has a unique name which characteriszes it, I was lucky to be able to sample three of the recent batch (which was EPIC in size – 12 different casks). Two very different …

Clynelish, Darkness!, Headline, Master Of Malt, Tasting Notes »

[18 Jun 2014 | No Comment | ]
More Darkness! : 16 year old Clyenlish [Master of Malt]

After a brief change of dram, here’s another expressions from the latest Darkness! installation by Master of Malt (or Maverick Drinks is you like). Just like the previous Darkness! whiskies , this Clynelish  spent a finishing period of 3 months in tiny, specially coopered, fresh, first-fill Oloroso Sherry casks with huge surface area to volume ratios prior to bottling, as …

2013, Clynelish, Featured, Headline, Tasting Notes, Wemyss »

[16 Jun 2014 | No Comment | ]
Wemyss Clynelish 1997–“Apple Basket”

Let’s kick start this week with a single cask distilled at Clynelish (although not an average Clynelish), and bottled by Wemyss. I do love apple pies and apple crumbles and anything with cooked apples (my weak spot, along with lemon pies). So, what better than to try a liquid form of those?
Wemyss Malts Clyenlish 1997 , 46% abv, “Apple Basket”.
Nose: …

Clynelish, Featured, Headline, Linkwood, Single Cask, Tasting Notes, Wemyss »

[27 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]
Two more New Wemyss Malts–Linkwood & Clynelish

Time for two more lovely single casks from Wemyss (recently reviewed another lovely dram from that release : The Salted Caramels Glen Scotia 1991 which i really liked). So,how will those 2 fare? let’s dram!
Wemyss Apple Pastry Linkwood , 1991
Nose: Apple strudel with blackberries , aniseed, vanilla and some pear tart.
Palate: Nice sweet woody touch with baked apples filled …

Archives, Clynelish, Glen Garioch, Headline, Tasting Notes, Uncategorized »

[12 Nov 2012 | No Comment | ]
More Archives action :Clynelish 1997 & Glen Garioch 1990

Two more from the Indie Archives label brought to you by Whisky Base. This time two quite different whiskies From Clynelish and GG.
Let’s start with the younger Clynelish , This blog has not seen a lot of Clynelish action and it’s a good start for a new week:
Clynelish 1997 Archives ,53.9 % , € 64.95
Nose: waxy lemony and a quite …