Clynelish 14 Year

Peated Single Malt — Highlands, Scotland

Tasted February 13, 2021
4.5 out of 5 stars
The whisky Macallan should've been. This a fantastic expression of highland Scotch that gives you everything you want and need. For anyone who feels the need to buy Macallan, buy this instead. All Macallan's fall short of the mark for me, ESPECIALLY for the price. This, though, is around the price of a standard Macallan 12, but a great deal better in my opinion. The nose gives way to honey, caramel, and a rich butterscotch that reminds me of a much older highland (20-25 years), which is incredible for a 14 year old. The palate is pretty incredible. It's a little vegetal with some fantastic floral and potpourri notes. The BEST part of this whisky is where many Macallans fall short for me: the finish. The finish is incredible and extremely long. It's sweet, fruity, and floral at the start with the rich bass notes of caramel and butterscotch coming through afterwards. This is a really good whisky and anyone who wants a highland and is tired of the Macallans, Glenfiddichs, and Glenlivets. While those are respectable Scotches, this takes things a step further when it comes to the flavor, finish, and complexity.
70.0 USD per Bottle