Old Malt Cask

Clynelish

1971, Aged 30 Years

ABV 50%
REVIEWED Issue 27
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Specifications
Brand: Clynelish, Old Malt Cask, Douglas Laing
Expression: 1971, Aged 30 Years
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 30 years old
ABV: 50%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Douglas Laing
Tasting notes
Taster   Martine Nouet
Nose: Medicinal, peaty. Camphor. Seaweed drying in the sun. Absolutely marine. Exotic touch of pineapple.
Palate: Oily. Sweet. Well-balanced. Sea salt. Barley.
Finish: Neither pronounced nor lingering.
Comment: There's more in the nose than in the finish. A really characterful malt. Interesting. This is one of the more medicinal expressions of Clynelish I have come across.
8.3
Taster   Dave Broom
Nose: Some fragrance with melon/orange. With water it smells like a lumber yard.
Palate: Thick and sweet with good concentration, a little smoke, waxiness. The wood starts to tighten becoming increasingly aggressive and tannic.
Finish: Very long and perfumed as if the whisky has finally escaped the oaky grip.
Comment: It's just too old and struggles to fight its way out of the wood.
7.3
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Clynelish Distillery, Brora, Sutherland, Highland, Scotland
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