CLYNELISH 1997 LMDW Cellar Book 55,8%
Single Malt Whisky, Scotland / Highlands, 70cl, Ref: 54027
Having reached its peak age at 20 years old, this bottling distilled on 19 July 1997 reveals Clynelish in a particularly unexpected light. To illustrate its point, it has chosen not only to break with convention but also to hit hard with its aromatic palette. Without further ado, the start of the palate immediately proclaims loud and clear its need for exoticism and its love of white spirits. So much so that this incensed cry will remain indelibly printed on the sensory memory of the taster. Then, cut to the quick, it takes a wild pleasure in exploring a universe in which u-turns are a sine qua non for ensuring everpresent originality.
Profile: the delicate initial nose is salty, malty and lemony. Gradually it becomes spicy (pepper), ashy and medicinal (balm). The very exotic (lychee) and fruity (raspberry) attack invites us to taste all sorts of white spirits. The mid-palate is milky (coconut), with baking notes (cake). The generous finish is delicately liquorice and herbaceous (clover, lucerne). The end of the palate is characterized by dried fruit (walnut, chestnut).
Highland, Single Malt – 58.4%, 70cl
Single Cask #6927 – Ex-Bourbon
Limited edition of 266 bottles