Clynelish 12 Year The Wildcats Golden Gaze (2022 Special Release)
Single Malt — Highlands, Scotland
Reviewed March 1, 2023
Color: Soft brass. Nose: Vanilla, agave syrup, and candied almonds. Allspice and rye bread add warm baking notes. Palate: Sherry notes lead the way, with a thick waxy mouthfeel. Pleasant light fruit notes join an almost earthy vegetative character. Finish: Rich baked goods carry a gentle spice, with apples and orchard fruits peeking through. Diluted: Warm notes of mulled cider and buttered toast on the nose, with a sweeter, softer palate. Finish further emphasizes the bourbon notes present beneath the sherry.