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20 Apr 2011

Clynelish 1995 (Daily Dram Germany)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: Clynelish

Here’s one these Daily Dram bottlings exclusively for Germany, a 15 years old Clynelish 1995.

 

Clynelish 1995 - Daily Dram GermanyClynelish 15 yo 1995 (52,7%, Nectar of the Daily Drams for Germany 2010, ex-bourbon)

Nose: starts a little raw maybe but it settles down nicely. Quite maritime, with brine and seaweed. Sweet pineapple and vanilla. Over time it shows notes of hay and paraffin. A little less typical than I hoped it would be. Mouth: sweet start with the typical waxiness now. Lemon balm. Nicely rounded with honey, citrus and marzipan but quickly developing more austere grassy notes and an interesting saltiness. A little pepper. Spiced oak. Hints of peat? Finish: quite long, with Seville oranges, punchy spices and a salty edge. Still hints of peat, or is that my imagination?

A nice Clynelish which combines typical and less typical elements. Available from German web retailer eSpirits. Around € 65.

Score: 86/100

Clynelish 1995 (Daily Dram Germany) 3.5 Ruben Luyten 2011-04-20

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  • Roberto Sikora: This is really a great, great bottling. One of my favourite Littlemills so far... :-) Thank you, Ruben for this review!
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