House Tyrell

Clynelish Reserve

ABV 51.2%
REVIEWED Issue 159
Click below to share this page

Brand: Clynelish, Diageo
Expression: Clynelish Reserve
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 51.2%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Standard (Distillery or blended)
Issue 159
Tasting notes
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: A subtle and very mineral forward nose. Hot stones on the sea shore. A touch of paraffin wax and Barbour jackets. A saline note comes through, cotton shirts you have been swimming in.
Palate: Big spices up front, char grilled peppers and cracked black pepper. Raisins in honey. A bacon fatty edge too.
Finish: Long, long and long. Slightly waxy with plenty of those spices and crack pepper notes.
Comment: Like passing an overly perfumed person on the beach, floral and saline meet.
Taster   Lyndsey Gray
Nose: Afternoon tea with sugar dusted Victoria sponges, lemon tarts and cucumber sandwiches. Juicy artificial fruity notes with foam bananas and polo fruits with earthy undertones too.
Palate: Heather honey, salted cookie dough and lemon curd on burnt toast followed by bursts of brambles, raspberry syrup and lavender.
Finish: A buttery consistency dries the palate and lengthens the finish.
Comment: The perfect afternoon tea. Sweet. Savoury. Just like that guilty lick of the cake covered knife.
Visit the distillery
Clynelish Distillery, Brora, Sutherland, Highland, Scotland
Don’t have an account? Sign up here:
Create and view your own tasting notes and scores for individual whiskies.

  • Create your own Wish List
  • Create your own Collections
  • Write your own tasting notes for each bottle
  • Score whiskies creating a unique community score where whiskies are rated taking the average from every Whsiky Magazine member

If you like this, try these...