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30 Mar 2010

Clynelish 1995 14yo (Daily Dram)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: Clynelish

Clynelish 1995 - Nectar Daily DramsThis 14 years old Clynelish 1995 is part of the new The Nectar of the Daily Drams range.

 

Clynelish 14 yo 1995 (46%, Daily Dram 2010)

Nose: typical violet candy and waxy notes. Lemon juice. It shows a few youngish elements, with notes of marshmallow and pear drops. A bit of orange marmalade and tropical fruits. Flinty hints of chalk and limestone. Also some ginger lemonade. Not too complex but very expressive. Mouth: fat and oily attack, again very fruity and sweet. Yellow apples, grapefruit. Very much on fruit candy now. Lemon balm. Almonds. On a second level, there are spicy notes (pepper, hints of curry maybe?), cashew nuts and hints of mocha. Paraffin in the aftertaste. Finish: half sweet, half spicy. Quite long.

A fine dram, that’s for sure. Highly drinkable as well. Around € 60.

Score: 87/100

 

ps/ As often these days, a higher strength version (53%) of the same cask is available from The Whisky Agency. These bottlers are sharing most of their casks lately, even though they don’t mention it.

Clynelish 1995 14yo (Daily Dram) 3.5 Ruben Luyten 2010-03-30
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  • http://www.scotchwhiskyblog.wordpress.com Barman’s Choice

    I tasted this malt few minutes ago.For me,the nose and the palate is like an old chemistry in the 8o’s in the central european countries.Nice but fast lemony,fruity,citrus and medicine bitterness,a really slighty smoke in the finish.
    A good IB but that’s it.
    “not too complex but very expressive.”
    this is a correct sentence.
    I like it but I prefer the SMWS and the Rare Malts version.

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  • http://doctordramkenstein.blogspot.com/ Dr Dramkenstein

    Found this to be fresh and light dram. Pale golden colour, great sherry notes opening up with water.

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