Wednesday, 24 September 2008

SMWS 26.56 (Clynelish 8 yo 1999/2008)

SMWS 26.56 (Clynelish 8 yo 1999/2008)

2008, SMWS

Single malt - North Highlands
61.8% ABV

Nose: Lemons, sea salt, cheddar cheese, brass polish, limes, hints of mint.
Mouthfeel: Medium body, thickens, slightly watery around the edges.
Tasting: Sour salty. Lemons, lemon meringue pie, salted popcorn, mint, hint of olive oil.
Finish: Medium. Warm, chillies.


Not very Clynelish-ey, at least to me. There are the lemon and brass notes I associate with this distillery, but they are quite muted. The whisky is surprisingly salty too. I would have thought this was an unpeated Caol Ila, perhaps, if there were such a thing. Very young and fiery.


Not bad.

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