Appearance : pale gold.
Nose : fine, dynamic. Right from the first nosing, we find Clynelish’s trademark salty, saline character. This is accompanied by cut hay, green barley and vanilla. Allowed to breathe, it becomes more candied (lemon), slightly medicinal (clove, mustard seed) and mentholated.
Palate : distinguished, slender. In tune with the nose, the attack is saline, herbaceous and mentholated. Not long after, vanilla and exotic (pineapple) notes completes this inspired picture. The mid-palate is undeniably malty and spicy (ginger, liquorice). At the end of the palate, fresh fruits (Williams pear, greengage plum) bring lots of juice.
Overall : long, strong-willed. At the start of the finish, vanilla pods, dill and black pepper create a particularly harmonious triptych. Gradually it becomes chocolatey, roasted (coffee) and vegetal (green tea). The retronasal olfaction emphasizes its profoundly malty, saline and lemony character. The empty glass is characterized by notes of aquatic plants (bulrush, bamboo) and courgette flower.
CLYNELISH 10 YO 2008 COLLECTIVE 2.0 Case 2 glasses 43%
After the lovely Clynelish 1996 sherry cask in our 2018 Creation catalogue bottled in the same Artist Collective collection, this year we invite you to discover the 2008 vintage, a blend of 10 ex-bourbon casks. Comparing these two versions, we see that, despite a significant age difference and completely different ageing process, their palette of flavours and aromas share the same salty, saline and malty character. However, the peat has been replaced by more medicinal notes. On the finish, and that’s where it’s all happening, Clynelish’s much-loved “coastal” style is again magnificently highlighted.
Profile: dynamic, very Clynelish, the initial nose is salty and saline. Allowed to breathe, it becomes candied and slightly medicinal (mustard). The distinguished attack returns to the salty, iodine and mentholated character of the nose. The mid-palate is exotic (pineapple) and liquorice. The long finish wavers between vanilla, dill and black pepper. It lingers with notes of chocolate and coffee.
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