A gorgeous balance of flavor and acidity with herbal tea smokiness and cereal notes with spice, fruit and a trace of salt. Finish is long, and leaves a fresh, fruity flavor.
Malt Advocate 85 points - Ahh, Clynelish. The enigma of the northeast coast. A single malt whose waxy character - and it does smell of snuffed candles - is highly prized by blenders. This is a palate whisky, the nose almost shy and muted: glints of citrus and jellied fruits, notes of ozone/spiciness and stem ginger. It’s on the tongue that it comes into its own: clinging, strangely savory, lightly sweet, juicily fruity. Enigmatic indeed.
(Summer 2012) Reviewed by: Dave Broom
Ultimate Beverage Challenge 94 points - The aromatics seamlessly marry notes of sweet malt, toasted grain, tea biscuits, heather, honey and accents of sea salt, vanilla, and caramel. Perhaps the best nose in the Whisky world. The palate is rich and velvet like carrying on the malt and honey no (Mar 2012)