Clynelish is the successor to the now-silent Brora, built opposite the original distillery and producing a top-quality rich, smoky dram. One of the best entry-level proprietary bottlings available from any distillery.
NOSE: creamy toffee with fresh fruits, a hint o butane gas, salt, honey (sweet clover honey) with some spices and bees' wax. As it sits in the glass, you also get floral hints, big vanilla and citrus. Beautifully cream-coated nose.
TASTE: oily and fruity arrival which then burst into a lovely complex combination of sweet, sour and peppery flavors. It's like oily honey with black pepper. Vanilla and toffee again.
FINISH: caramel, creme brulee note and a remote hint of peat. At first the finish is abrupt, but the more you come back to this whisky, the better the finish gets.
Alcohol % : 46%
Size : 700ml
Made : Scotland
Type : Whisky