Signatory Vintage

1995, 23 Years Old

ABV 55.4%
REVIEWED Issue 162
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Brand: Clynelish
Expression: 1995, 23 Years Old
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: 23 years old
ABV: 55.4%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: The Whisky Exchange
Issue 162
Tasting notes
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Kendal Mint cake, brown sugar and dark chocolate. Huge sherry notes. Chocolate coated cherries. Dark toffee sauce over chocolate soufflé. Ginger cake with molasses, treacle tart.
Palate: Sherry, black cherry, blueberry pie and a touch of manuka honey sweetness. Dark toffee and ginger spice edge. A little bitter oak lurks too. Tea tannins and Earl Grey in the pot.
Finish: Big with all those spices, then starts to dry with autumnal leaves.
Comment: Approaching the sherry bomb territory. This should have a place in your drinking repertoire.
Taster   Lyndsey Gray
Nose: Kirsch cherries smothered in milk chocolate, pine sap and sandalwood shavings with dried apricots and banana skin. Star anise and melted Strathdon blue cheese.
Palate: Bold tones of Nutella and roasted figs on a cinnamon bagel, then torched pine needles, grated nutmeg and ginger. A hint of barbequed sweetcorn to finish.
Finish: Rich and leathery with hot spices lengthening the finish.
Comment: The embers from last night’s bonfire consisting of a fir tree and banana skins.
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Clynelish Distillery, Brora, Sutherland, Highland, Scotland
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