My first post so I thought I’d make it a good one! Clynelish is an absolute favorite of mine, I could probably dedicate a blog to searching for the perfect Clynelish. Anyway, lets get started.
Clynelish 14 yo (43%, OB, c.2016)
Colour: amber Nose: wax, peach, fresh fruits. Mouth: sweet honey turning sour and waxy. Finish: more honey and wax. Comments: excellent combination of sweet honey, fruit, wax and spice. 86 points
Clynelish 16 yo 1997/2014 (46%, Signatory, casks 12373+12374)
Colour: straw. Nose: complex fruit, lots of melon and melon rind. Less waxy than the official bottling. Mouth: drier arrival, very oily and mineral. Grows sweeter with water, stewed apples. Growing in complexity over time. Finish: drying lemon. Comments: a more austere Clynelish and with time in the glass a very rewarding one. 87 points
Clynelish 16 yo 1997/2014 (55.4%, Berry Bros and Rudd, cask #6871)
Colour: straw. Nose: the wax is back! This one is more savory with some salt, leather and tobacco, apple and ripe banana. Mouth: Thick, fat, very juicy with spice fresh fruits – salt and pepper mango, that’s it! Finish: peppery and fairly long. Comments:Perhaps the most interesting of the three but the fruit and pepper doesn’t quite go together. 85 points