Wemyss Malts

Clynelish

1997, Spiced Chocolate

ABV 46%
REVIEWED Issue 114
Specifications
Brand: Clynelish, Wemyss Malts
Expression: 1997, Spiced Chocolate
Type: Scotland Whisky / Single Malt
Age: No Age Statement
ABV: 46%
Country/Region: Scotland / Highland
Bottling type: Independent Bottling
Bottled by: Wemyss Malts
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Clynelish Distillery, Brora, Sutherland, Highland, Scotland
Taster   Rob Allanson
Nose: Bananas and custard, caramel wafers, powdered sugar. Some green apples and honey, mandarins and a touch of gooseberry.
Palate: There is a really liquorice and anise edge to this. Very pronounced herbal note, Swiss lozenges. Sugared almonds. Also a malt loaf note comes through. Fresh bread.
Finish: Long and herbal, touches of sweet vanilla.
Comment: That herbal quality on the palate is very interesting, a decent dram though.
7.8
Taster   Neil Ridley
Nose: Creamy, with a caramel custard note emerging first, alongside some fondant icing, a touch of menthol and some slightly brown banana. Water helps this along with some musky, pollen filled white lily.
Palate: Wheaty and malty, with cream crackers, into a touch of dry spice and some gentle vanilla. It feels youthful, but doesn't have a biting spiritiness.
Finish: Light and creamy, with a touch of the vanilla sweetness lingering on the back palate.
Comment: Doesn't sing out as loudly as one would hope for - it's certainly pleasant, but not hugely exciting.
7.6
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