Clynelish 14 Review | Whiskey Raiders

Clynelish 14

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    14 Years

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  • Raided Score: 87
  • Publication: whiskyfun
  • Excerpt: No quibble here, even if I like them even clearer and cleaner.
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  • Raided Score: 87
  • Publication: Whisky Advocate
  • Excerpt: Delicate seaweed, peat, exotic pepper and a hint of citrus rind bitterness entertain the palate throughout, all the way to its appetizingly briny, seaweed-tinged finish. Perhaps the definitive aperitif whisky.
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  • Raided Score: 89
  • Publication: Distiller
  • Excerpt: The taste proceeds toward pear, apple and honeycomb cereal. Yeah yeah yeah!
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  • Raided Score: 85
  • Publication: The Whiskey Jug
  • Excerpt: I’d peg this on the upper end of the B range and overall I’d say it was a nice sipping whisky. I’d never turn down glass if offered.
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  • Raided Score: 90
  • Publication: The Whiskey Wash
  • Excerpt: It’s the wide range of flavors, though, that is the real reason I can’t recommend this single malt enough.
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  • Raided Score: 92
  • Publication: Wine Enthusiast
  • Excerpt: Finishes elegantly, sweetly and malty, with just a barely discernable influence of the sea.
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  • Raided Score: 88
  • Publication: Whiskey Raiders
  • Excerpt: It's dangerously drinkable, entirely pleasant and since I opened it, I've drank and enjoyed it all over the place.
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  • Intro:

    Clynelish is a Diageo owned distillery in Scotland. Typically, most of the distillerys product has gone to blends until recent years bottles of pure single malt Clynelish have become more popular. Also, a good deal of Clynelish product ends up in IBs. A common usual suspect is Compass Box, which favors Clynelish in a good deal of releases.

  • Nose:

    Sweet honey, pears, faint sherry. Doughy yeast, vanilla, caramel and a faint hint of briny smoke. Very faint, but noticeable. Balances beautifully. Very fruity, floral and sweet.

  • Taste:

    Medium mouthfeel, nice and sweet though. Vanilla, honey, cream, floral sweetness, tart berries and some brine and smoke.

  • Finish:

    Long and pleasant. The smoke grows and balances very well against the sweet notes that are in abundance in the palate.

  • Overall:

    Man, this is delicious. I know its hip to crap on Diageo, but for what this is, its great. It's dangerously drinkable, entirely pleasant and since I opened it, I've drank and enjoyed it all over the place. Most recently away preparing for a wedding (not mine). This is easy to rank well.

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