It's just too old and struggles to fight its way out of the wood.
Old Malt Cask
1971, Aged 30 Years
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.
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.
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