Clynelish – First Cask 1996/2013

Rating: 9 out of 10

Nose: Woody, fruity and spicy. Although it’s sherry matured, judging by the nose it could just as well have been a bourbon cask. Starts of almost like a gin from Filliers: juniper, lemon and clean newmake spirit. Sandalwood, unripe banana’s, and sweet custardy notes. Also hints of dried fruit. With water: more fruits and estery notes. Very powerfull and demanding: excellent nose!

Palate: as big as the nose. Bittersweet, slightly salty and waxy. Very full flavoured. Hints of coconut. At 54% this is still very drinkable.

Finish: long and very nice. Herbal and malty.

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