Clynelish Distillers Edition
Peated Single Malt
Clynelish // Highlands, Scotland
Clynelish is a lightly peated Highland malt and a fair amount of their whisky winds up in Johnnie Walker bottlings. Their Distillers Edition version finishes the aging process in ex-Oloroso sherry butts. This whisky is not on every retail shelf, but a fine whisky merchant should be able to get their hands on it for you.
Peated Single Malt100% malted barley from a single distillery. Dried with peat.
Cask TypeFinished in Oloroso sherry casks
"The salty tang and mild peat smoke their 14 year old bottling has is still present in this dram, but perhaps slightly intensified along with a buttery, nutty flavor. The typical raisin-y fruitcake note sherried whisky tends to have appears, but it is of a moderate nature. The weight of the whisky has plumped up, much like one does after winter holiday meals, but the Distillers Edition wears it quite well."