20 Mar 2012
Clynelish 1989 (Malts of Scotland)
Tasting notes by Ruben Luyten - Posted in Clynelish
Both Malts of Scotland and The Whisky Agency have recently launched a Clynelish 1989.
Clynelish 22 yo 1989
(53,2%, Malts of Scotland 2012, bourbon hogshead MoS 12012, 235 btl.)
Nose: close to the Clynelish 1989 TWA Moody Lions, with a slightly buttery tarte tatin sweetness and ripe melon. Some honey. Hints of strawberry jam even? Quite warm compared to other Clynelish expressions, not many mineral / coastal notes. Of course the classic beeswax is present, and some heather / leafy notes as well, but the whole is surprisingly round and pastry-like. Mouth: very complex, very beautiful. Lemon and warm waxy notes. Again a certain vanilla sweetness in the background. Sweetened grapefruit juice. Candied ginger. Finish: long, jammy with wax and a faint bitterish (zesty) note in the very end.
A sweeter and jammier version of Clynelish. Quite delicious in my opinion. On top of that it’s well-priced so you might want to consider this one for your collection: around € 115.