Berrys' Own Selection


1996, 18 Years Old, #6424

ABV 46%
REVIEWED Issue 132
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Brand: Clynelish, Berrys' Own Selection
Expression: 1996, 18 Years Old, #6424
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 18 years old
Year of bottling: 2014
ABV: 46%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Issue 132
Tasting notes
Taster   Chris Goodrum
Nose: Classic, crisp, mineral Highland aromas of herbal honey and brittle barley. Beautifully fragrant and vibrant with a touch of dusty oak and a late earthiness and herbal smokiness.
Palate: A little more milky, creamy oak encroachment but the minerality of the spirit stands up to it. A touch of herbal honey and barley comes through leading the way for the return of the citrus and minerality.
Finish: The finish is long, minerally, citric and mouth-watering.
Comment: Now that’s the sort of Highland whisky I like!
Taster   Joel Harrison
Nose: Sandalwood and spice. An antique wardrobe in the bedroom of an old British country house: laundered sheets, cedar wood and lavender. A single malt from Narnia perhaps?
Palate: Delicate and slight influence of the wood on the spirit, leaving a fragile whisky, but not in a bad way. Vanilla and green herbs infuse the spirit and there is a touch of old-school whisky making in this palate.
Finish: Grapefruit juice, cinnamon and vanilla custard.
Comment: Like a butterfly in your hand – delicate and beautiful but fleeting and flighty.
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Clynelish Distillery, Brora, Sutherland, Highland, Scotland
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