A well-rounded, classy single malt double matured in Oloroso sherry casks. This is a very easy to drink Highland malt, especially as an aperitif.
On the nose immediate raisins, in fact rum and raisin. Dried orange peel. In time a clean walnut crispness appears. Water makes it softer, dried cherry, sultana, apricot and some honey. The palate is very sweet with plumped up dried fruit. Sultana cake with thick butter and underneath a bowl of nuts; hazelnut and macadamia. A slightly salty quality cutting through the unctuous texture.
Clynelish Single Malt Whisky
Clynelish Distillery is a malt whisky distillery situated at Brora on the Sutherland coast in the Highland whisky region. The original Clynelish Distillery was founded in 1819 for the Sutherland Estate and re-placed by the new and adjacent distillery in 1967. The new distillery has been enlarged in recent years to include six stills and is now a major contributor to the Johnnie Walker range of blended Scotch. Clynelish 12 Year Old and Distillers Edition are Classic Malts of Scotland.