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10 Oct 2009

Clynelish 1982 (Whisky Agency)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: Clynelish

Clynelish 1982 / 2009 Whisky AgencyThis is basically the same Clynelish as yesterday’s Daily Dram Synch Elli, but without dilution. It comes from a bourbon cask.

 

Clynelish 27 yo 1982 (53,9%, 
Whisky Agency 2009, 240 btl.)

Nose: as expected, the same aromas: wax, stones, limes, leather, dry white wine… It seems a bit sweeter though (yellow apples, acacia honey). Added hints of grapefruit. Mouth: wax, lemons. Very rich. Slightly warmer, more biscuity. The oak seems smoother and the sea associations are subdued. More difficult to notice the aspirin now. Slightly peppery. Finish: long, less dry and a bit less bitter.

Well, I didn’t expect big differences but still it’s interesting to see how the extra 8% intensifies some aromas and makes others less prominent. I prefer this version, but I think the austerity of the Daily Dram release is slightly bigger. Around € 120. Sold out.

Score: 90/100

Clynelish 1982 (Whisky Agency) 4 Ruben Luyten 2009-10-10

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