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03 Feb 2014

Clynelish 1974 (SV cask #2570)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: Clynelish

It’s been a while, but you might remember my report of a legendary birthday party in Ostend. This is one of the morning-after drams. There were too many beauties for one evening, so we had a couple of “leftovers” the next day right after breakfast. Some party…

It’s a Clynelish 1974 bottled by Signatory Vintage.

 

 

Clynelish 1974 Signatory Vintage #2570Clynelish 27 yo 1974 (55,7%, Signatory Vintage 2001, cask #2570, 229 btl.)

Nose: starts waxy and mineral, a little closed even, but then moves to bags of guava. Some oranges and apples as well. Dried yellow flowers, hints of charcoal and a bit of library dust. Faint peaty notes and leather in the background. Quite great. Mouth: perfect balance of peat and fruits again. Lots of waxy and fatty notes, some frankly salty notes and hints of mustard. Fresh herbal notes. Holding the middle between Clynelish and Brora, but the fruity hints that keep coming back are fantastic. Finish: long, slightly resinous, with lingering fruits, salted liquorice and hints of pepper.

Another great 1970’s Clynelish. Waxy, peaty and slightly farmy, but showing a big fruitiness as well. Just great. Rarely seen in auctions.

Score: 93/100

Clynelish 1974 (SV cask #2570) 5 Ruben Luyten 2014-02-03
  • Sylvain

    Best breakfast ever.
    This must be an awesome dram.

  • lexus

    I bought this bottle 8 years ago…One of my favorite clynelish from the 70’s…salty, waxy, fruity as the old clynelish could be, and a hint of smoke…very difficult to buy another now…I finished my bottle too quickly…The dumpy old signatory are amazing…great range of whiskies…

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