12 Aug 2009
Clynelish 16y 1992 (Single Malts of Scotland)
Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Clynelish
There have been quite a few Clynelish releases in the Single Malts of Scotland series already: a couple of 30+ years old 1972’s but also a few younger vintages. The latest addition is a 16 year-old from 1992, matured in ex-bourbon wood.
Clynelish 16yo 1992 (46%, SMOS 2009, cask #5871, 293 btl.)
Nose: grassy start, needs some air to open up. After a while, there’s Clynelish’s trademark wax with oranges and yellow apples. A rather big fruitiness. Fresh walnuts and a touch of vanilla. Lemonade. Mouth: oranges again, grapefruit, lime. Peach. You get it, fruit. A slight gin-tonic kind of bitterness towards the end. Finish: medium long on violet candy, chili pepper and hints of wax.
Another interesting Clynelish from The Whisky Exchange. Nice and clean but not very typical. Around € 55.