Style: Single Malt Whisky
Latest batch: 3
Latest batch age: 15yo
Latest batch size: 134
Latest batch ABV: 49.3%
The history of the Clynelish distillery is a little bit confusing. It was founded in 1819, and cheerfully produced its whisky until the 1960s, when another distillery was built right next to it. This new distillery was also called Clynelish. The first distillery’s name was changed to Brora, and its style was changed too (they started using heavily peated malt). The 'new' Clynelish continued to produce whisky as Clynelish from then on, with Brora eventually closing in the 1980s, and now some of the Brora distillery is used as a visitor centre and warehouse for Clynelish. Yeah, you might need to read that twice to get fully up to speed. Our Clynelish label features cats that can talk like them cats from the internet pictures of cats that can’t spell. Have you heard about the internet? It’s good.
Nose: Waxy with rosewater, sultanas and sweeties (Jelly Tots?) with some chocolate soon making itself known at full strength.
Palate: More chalky now with saffron buns, nectarines and touches of sweet anise.
Finish: Dried apricot and chocolate.
Released: March 2013
Batch Size: 319 bottles
Batch ABV: 50.6%
Nose: Oily malt, salted caramel brownie, poached pear.
Palate: Salt & pepper crackers, buttery fruit, oak-y smoke.
Finish: A hearty helping of allspice and toffee.
Released: January 2013
Batch Size: 197 bottles
Batch ABV: 48.6%
Nose: Spiced barley, gingersnaps and hints of juicy yellow plum.
Palate: Slowly developing waves of sea breeze, with more fresh fruit in the background.
Finish: Stem ginger, cinnamon and peach.
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