Clynelish 14 is a coastal and peaty single malt, the flagship expression from Clynelish boasts a fabulous flavour profile filled with its distinctive waxy notes. Clynelish is the successor to Brora which closed in 1983, which it is built opposite. All in all, a well rounded Highlander, though this expression is a bit less peaty than the Brora bottlings of yore.
Nose: Zesty, mandarin, tangerine. Smoky.
Palate: Quite light, great clarity. Orange, soft acidity. Dry oak. Mixed fruits, vanilla, leather.
Finish: Quite long, bittersweetness developing, spicy oak.
What some of our whisky enthusiast friends have said about Clynelish 14
Quote 1 “One of my favourites and very tasty dram. After a few weeks of being opened the flavours developed beautifully to a smooth and distinctive character. Easy drinking and a perfect cracker for beginners.”
Quote 2 “I’ve enjoyed this whisky for many years and opened up my new bottle last evening and loved every drop. I really like the perfumy, spicy finish which lingers long. It’s smooth as well, even at 46% but a dribble of water sweetens it somewhat. Would be 5 stars if it were non-chill filtered and without the added colour.”
Quote 3 “Plenty of taste and smell plus waxy, oily coastal excellence in spades. If only the finish were a bit longer it would be my No. 1 Whisky regardless of price and age at the moment.”