Clynelish 14 Year
Single Malt — Highlands, Scotland
Reviewed May 24, 2020 (edited October 26, 2020)
Bought this a few years ago while on sale at my local liquor store and stuck at the back of my cabinet. Finally opened it a few weeks ago. The first pour wasn’t that good and I felt a little let down by it, but a few drams later as the level dropped provided a better evaluation and revealed its true character. Sweet honey with a hint of orange on the nose. More of the same on the palate but mixed with some fruits, malt, nutty flavors, and a whiff of smoke. The finish is medium in length with some spices and toffee coming through. Bottled at 46% ABV, it certainly can take some water which tones down the tongue tingle and opens up the sweet fruity notes at little, but it’s really not that hot, and I enjoy the higher ABV and the tongue tingle. Probably not for someone fairly new to scotch as it’s quite complex. It’s a little pricey for people who prefer to shop in the sub-$60 range, but if you are happy to buy scotches in the $70 to $80 range then this is a must try.
59.99 USD per Bottle