Gordon & MacPhail Private Collection

Clynelish

1969, 14 Years Old

ABV 45%
REVIEWED Issue 49
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Specifications
Brand: Clynelish, Private Collection, Gordon & MacPhail
Expression: 1969, 14 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 14 years old
ABV: 45%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Gordon & MacPhail
Tasting notes
Taster   Michael Jackson
Nose: Party balloons. Lemon jelly and custard.
Palate: Dolly mixtures. Children's party, but now the adults have arrived. The sweetness now is brown sugar, in Earl Grey tea.
Finish: Port. Thinly sliced Stilton. Saltines.
Comment: A hint of sulphur in the nose had me dismissing this whisky. It seemed young, immature, callow - but we finishing up flirting.
8.3
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Mature and sweet with a little touch of oak. Coconut, beeswax, honey, apple skin.
Palate: Slow moving and expansive. Mature notes again, powdered nut, custard cream. Becomes more oaky, but balanced by silky fruits. and a growing flavour of almond. In time a hint of heathery smoke.
Finish: Long. Hardens slightly.
Comment: Complex. This has a layered effect which elevates it above most of the rest.
8.3
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Clynelish Distillery, Brora, Sutherland, Highland, Scotland
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