Elixir Distillers released Parcel No.2 of the Single Malts of Scotland ‘Reserve Casks’. For more information about this small batch series, check my review of the first parcel.
We’ll look at the Clynelish first. It is a composition of 5 casks from 2010 and 2011.
Clynelish 8 yo 2010/2011 (48%, Single Malts of Scotland ‘Reserve Casks’ 2020, Parcel 2)
Nose: nice and friendly, perhaps a little more peachy than expected. Plenty of sweet pear, hints of pineapple candy and guimauve. Then some fragrant candles and blossoms. Less waxy and mineral this time, although there is a hint of clay.
Mouth: again really fruity, with peaches, sweet lemons, orange squash and bananas. Vanilla custard. Then more classical waxy notes and soft grassy touches. Herbal honey.
Finish: long, slightly more malty and zesty now, with green spice and a minty / mineral note.
Already beautiful for a youngster. The candied, fruity side makes this a great introductory expression. Easy to recommend. Available from The Whisky Exchange of course.