Colour: deep gold.

Nose: fine, full-bodied. The magnificently herbaceous (cut hay) and fruity (pineapple, banana) first nose quickly develops waxy notes that immediately plunge us into the world of Clynelish. Allowed to breathe, new fruits (pear, apple) appear, as well as particularly subtle fragrances of vanilla and green liquorice. The increasingly creamy aroma palette (semolina, rice pudding) is also peppery, salty—almost medicinal (ointment, camphor)—and lemony.

Palate: dense, well-balanced. With its malted and lemony flavours, the abundantly natural attack is closely linked to the nose. The stately and luminous mid-palate then reveals extremely delicate floral notes (lily of the valley, white lilac, rose petal). The very pleasantly salty end of the palate is like a rustic seaside landscape where, around a corner, we catch a glimpse of the Clynelish and Brora distilleries.

Finish: serene, delicate. The just-as wonderfully lush and salty start of the finish reveals an incredible smooth honeyed softness (acacia). The exotic (coconut, pineapple) and praline end of the finish then invites us to enjoy a succulent courgette flower tempura. On the retro-nasal olfaction, noble spices (cinnamon, clove, nutmeg) bring lots of drive to the end of the finish. The milky, fruity (banana) and rooty (gentian) empty glass reproduces the stately character of this venerable bottling.

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SKU: 61922A Categories: , Brand: Volume: 70clReference: 61922A


While the Clynelish 25 year old sherry cask from our 2022 creation catalogue journeyed back and forth between Brora and Andalusia, this version distilled in 1990 stunningly echoes the typical coastal style of single malts produced in the north of Scotland. Both rustic and marine, it tells the story of a region it knows by heart. The only bourbon cask in this sherry-focused Artist 12 range, it stands out for its incredibly natural expression. Resisting the ravages of time, it also recreates the deeply herbaceous, waxy, salty and medicinal character for which this legendary single malt is so renowned.

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Weight 1.170 kg


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