Liquid Library is a range of accessible daily drams by The Whisky Agency. This 13 years old Clynelish is one of the latest additions to the series.
Clynelish 13yo 1998 (51,7%, The Whisky Agency ‘Liquid Library’ 2011, ex-bourbon hogshead, 214 btl.)
Nose: starts a bit musty and mossy, hiding the usual Clynelish vibrance. Leather notes. With some water it seems to find its character, with apple peelings and a little paraffin. Still not the freshest Clynelish.
Mouth: sweeter and fruitier now, with very nice pear drops, oranges and almond notes. No obvious waxy notes on the palate. Quite some leather again, a hint of rounded oak and very soft spices. Not very different after adding some water.
Finish: medium long, quite fruity. Faint grassy notes as well.
Not the most typical Clynelish in my book, but decent drinking whisky nonetheless. Around € 65.